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 immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

  1. Deep, dark purple bruise, pain, or swelling at the injection site

Less common

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


  1. Back pain
  2. bleeding from mucous membranes
  3. bluish or black discoloration, flushing, or redness of the skin
  4. burning, pricking, tickling, or tingling sensation
  5. coughing
  6. feeling faint
  7. fever
  8. leg weakness
  9. numbness
  10. problems with bowel or bladder function
  11. skin rash (which may consist of pinpoint, purple-red spots), hives, or itching
  12. sloughing of the skin at the injection site
  13. swelling of the eyelids, face, or lips
  14. tightness in the chest

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.