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. Back pain
  2. blistering, crusting, irritation, itching, or reddening of the skin
  3. bloody or cloudy urine
  4. cracked, dry, or scaly skin
  5. difficult, burning, or painful urination
  6. frequent urge to urinate
  7. muscle or bone pain
  8. pain in the arms or legs
  9. rash
  10. skin rash, encrusted, scaly, and oozing
  11. swelling

Less common

  1. Arm or jaw pain
  2. bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
  3. body aches or pain
  4. chest pain or discomfort
  5. chest tightness or heaviness
  6. chills
  7. confusion
  8. congestion
  9. cough
  10. difficulty with breathing
  11. difficulty with moving
  12. dryness or soreness of the throat
  13. ear congestion
  14. fast or irregular heartbeat
  15. fever
  16. headache
  17. hoarseness
  18. joint pain
  19. loss of voice
  20. muscle cramps in the hands, arms, feet, legs, or face
  21. muscle stiffness
  22. numbness and tingling around the mouth, fingertips, hands, or feet
  23. pain in the lower back, bottom, upper leg, or hips
  24. painful blisters on the trunk of the body
  25. pale skin
  26. rapid weight gain
  27. runny or stuffy nose
  28. seizures
  29. sneezing
  30. stomach cramps
  31. swollen joints
  32. tender, swollen glands in the neck
  33. tremor
  34. trouble swallowing
  35. troubled breathing with exertion
  36. unusual bleeding or bruising
  37. unusual tiredness or weakness
  38. unusual weight gain or loss
  39. voice changes


  1. Blood in the stool
  2. change in bowel habits
  3. clear or bloody discharge from the nipple
  4. constipation
  5. darkened urine
  6. difficulty with eating
  7. dimpling of the breast skin
  8. indigestion
  9. inverted nipple
  10. itching, pain, redness, swelling, tenderness, or warmth on the skin
  11. loss of appetite
  12. lower back or side pain
  13. lump in the breast or under the arm
  14. lump or swelling in the abdomen or stomach
  15. nausea
  16. pains in the stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back
  17. persistent crusting or scaling of the nipple
  18. raised, firm, and bright red patches of the skin on the arm or leg
  19. redness or swelling of the breast
  20. sore on the skin of the breast that does not heal
  21. stomach discomfort
  22. unexplained weight loss
  23. vomiting
  24. yellow eyes or skin

Incidence not known

  1. Heavy feeling in the jaw
  2. loose teeth
  3. pain, swelling, or numbness in the mouth or jaw

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. Dizziness or lightheadedness
  2. excess air or gas in the stomach or bowels
  3. feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
  4. feeling of fullness
  5. heartburn
  6. lack or loss of strength
  7. passing gas
  8. redness, pain, itching, burning, swelling, or a lump under your skin where the shot was given
  9. sensation of spinning
  10. trouble sleeping
  11. upper abdominal or stomach pain

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.