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:

Less common

  1. Bruising
  2. cough
  3. difficulty in moving
  4. difficulty swallowing
  5. dizziness
  6. fast heartbeat
  7. feeling of discomfort
  8. fever
  9. hives, itching, skin rash
  10. joint pain or swelling
  11. large, flat, blue or purplish patches in the skin
  12. muscle cramps, pain, or stiffness
  13. problems with bleeding or clotting
  14. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  15. swollen lymph glands
  16. tightness in the chest
  17. unusual tiredness or weakness


  1. Blurred vision
  2. chest pain or discomfort
  3. confusion
  4. difficulty breathing
  5. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  6. fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
  7. large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or genitals
  8. noisy breathing
  9. rapid, shallow breathing
  10. sweating

Incidence not known

  1. Black, tarry stools
  2. bleeding gums
  3. blood in the urine or stools
  4. itching, swelling, redness, tenderness, or hard lump at the injection site
  5. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  6. tremor
  7. unusual bleeding or bruising

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:

Less common

  1. Back pain
  2. loss of appetite
  3. nausea
  4. nervousness
  5. small lumps under the skin
  6. weight loss


  1. Bone pain
  2. feeling cold
  3. headache

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.