Side Effects

Drug information provided by: IBM Micromedex

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

  1. Pain, redness, tenderness, or limited movement of the arm where the injection is given

Less common

  1. Swollen, painful, or tender lymph glands in the neck, armpit, or groin

Incidence not known

  1. Blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  2. chills
  3. cough
  4. diarrhea
  5. difficulty with swallowing
  6. dizziness
  7. fainting
  8. fast heartbeat
  9. hives or welts, skin rash
  10. joint or muscle pain
  11. large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  12. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  13. red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  14. red, irritated eyes
  15. redness of the skin
  16. shakiness in the legs, arms, hands, or feet
  17. shortness of breath
  18. sores, ulcers, or white spots in the mouth or on the lips
  19. trembling or shaking of the hands or feet
  20. unusual tiredness or weakness

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common

  1. Headache
  2. muscle aches and pains

Incidence not known

  1. Burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  2. dark-colored urine
  3. difficulty with moving
  4. feeling of warmth
  5. hair loss or thinning of the hair
  6. muscle cramps or spasms
  7. muscle pain or stiffness
  8. nausea
  9. redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest
  10. swollen joints
  11. trouble sleeping

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.