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. Bluish color
  2. changes in skin color
  3. chest pain or tightness
  4. chills
  5. cold hands and feet
  6. cough
  7. fever
  8. hoarseness
  9. lower back or side pain
  10. pain, redness, or swelling in the arm or leg
  11. painful or difficult urination
  12. pale skin
  13. sneezing
  14. sore throat
  15. swelling of the hands, ankles, feet, or lower legs
  16. tenderness
  17. trouble breathing
  18. unusual bleeding or bruising
  19. unusual tiredness or weakness

Less common

  1. Black, tarry stools
  2. chest discomfort
  3. fast, irregular, or pounding heartbeat
  4. pain at the injection site
  5. ulcers, sores, or white spots in the mouth

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. Blurred or double vision
  2. diarrhea
  3. difficulty having a bowel movement
  4. difficulty in swallowing
  5. difficulty in walking
  6. discouragement
  7. dizziness
  8. drooping eyelids
  9. fainting
  10. feeling sad or empty
  11. hair loss
  12. headache
  13. heartburn
  14. irritability
  15. jaw pain
  16. lack or loss of appetite
  17. lightheadedness
  18. loss of interest or pleasure
  19. muscle pain, spasms, cramps, or stiffness
  20. nausea
  21. numbness or tingling in the fingers and toes
  22. pain in the fingers and toes
  23. pain in the testicles
  24. pain or burning in the throat
  25. pain or redness at the site of injection
  26. pale skin at the site of injection
  27. rapid, shallow breathing
  28. stomach pain
  29. swelling or inflammation of the mouth
  30. thinning of the hair
  31. trouble concentrating
  32. trouble sleeping
  33. vomiting
  34. weight loss

Less common

  1. Hives, welts, itching
  2. redness of the skin

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.