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.

Stop taking this medicine and get emergency help immediately if any of the following effects occur:

Less common

  1. Bleeding gums
  2. coughing up blood
  3. deep, dark purple bruise, pain, or swelling at the place of injection
  4. difficulty with breathing or swallowing
  5. dizziness
  6. headache
  7. increased menstrual flow or vaginal bleeding
  8. nosebleeds
  9. paralysis
  10. prolonged bleeding from cuts
  11. red or black, tarry stools
  12. red or dark brown urine
  13. shortness of breath
  14. unexplained pain, swelling, or discomfort, especially in the chest, abdomen, joints, or muscles
  15. unusual bruising
  16. vomiting of blood or coffee ground material
  17. weakness


  1. Back pain
  2. burning, pricking, tickling, or tingling sensation
  3. leg weakness
  4. numbness
  5. problems with bowel or bladder function
  6. rash consisting of pinpoint, purple-red spots, often beginning on the legs

Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:

Less common

  1. Fever


  1. Skin rash, hives, or itching

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. Nausea
  2. pain at the injection site
  3. vomiting

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.