Side Effects

Drug information provided by: Merative, 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. Burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  2. change or loss of taste
  3. chest pain or discomfort
  4. continuing ringing or buzzing or other unexplained noise in the ears
  5. decrease in the frequency and amount of urine
  6. diarrhea
  7. difficult or painful urination
  8. dizziness
  9. dry mouth
  10. fever
  11. headache
  12. hearing loss
  13. increased thirst
  14. loss of appetite
  15. mood changes
  16. muscle pain or cramps
  17. nausea or vomiting
  18. seizures
  19. sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
  20. slow or irregular heartbeat
  21. trouble breathing
  22. unusual bleeding or bruising
  23. unusual tiredness or weakness

Less common

  1. Arm, leg, back, or jaw pain
  2. bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
  3. blurred vision
  4. body aches or pain
  5. chills
  6. cough or hoarseness
  7. cramps
  8. difficulty in moving
  9. dry throat
  10. ear congestion
  11. fast or pounding heartbeat or pulse
  12. increased blinking
  13. loss of voice
  14. muscle stiffness or twitching
  15. nervousness
  16. pain, cramps, or heavy menstrual bleeding
  17. pain, swelling, or redness in the joints
  18. pounding in the ears
  19. runny or stuffy nose
  20. sneezing
  21. sore throat
  22. swelling of the testes
  23. tightness in the chest
  24. twitching of the eyelids
  25. unusual weight gain or loss

Incidence not known

  1. Anxiety
  2. cold, clammy, pale skin
  3. confusion
  4. difficulty swallowing
  5. discouragement
  6. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  7. excitement
  8. false or unusual sense of well-being
  9. feeling sad or empty
  10. general feeling of illness
  11. hives, itching, skin rash
  12. irritability
  13. loss of interest or pleasure
  14. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, lips, or tongue
  15. restlessness
  16. shivering
  17. slowing of labor
  18. stiff neck or back
  19. sweating
  20. trouble concentrating
  21. trouble sleeping
  22. weakness of the muscles in your face

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. Acid or sour stomach
  2. belching
  3. bleeding, blistering, burning, coldness, discoloration of skin, feeling of pressure, hives, infection, inflammation, itching, lumps, numbness, pain, rash, redness, scarring, soreness, stinging, swelling, tenderness, tingling, ulceration, or warmth at the injection site
  4. constipation
  5. excess air or gas in the stomach or intestines
  6. full feeling
  7. heartburn
  8. indigestion
  9. passing gas
  10. stomach discomfort, upset, or pain

Incidence not known

  1. Abnormal ejaculation
  2. decreased sexual performance or desire
  3. loss of bladder and bowel control
  4. loss of genital sensation and sexual function
  5. no sensation in the legs
  6. numbness
  7. unable to move the legs

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.