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:

Less common

  1. Fever
  2. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  3. unusual tiredness or weakness

Incidence not known

  1. Bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
  2. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  3. chills
  4. convulsions
  5. cough
  6. difficulty with swallowing
  7. dizziness
  8. fainting
  9. fast heartbeat
  10. hives
  11. itching
  12. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  13. rapid weight gain
  14. shortness of breath
  15. skin rash
  16. swelling or puffiness of the face
  17. swollen, painful, or tender lymph glands in the neck, armpit, or groin
  18. tightness in the chest
  19. tingling of the hands or feet
  20. unusual weight gain or loss
  21. wheezing

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. Hard lumps, redness, tenderness, or warmth at the injection site

Less common

  1. Headache

Incidence not known

  1. Difficulty with moving
  2. joint pain
  3. lack or loss of strength
  4. muscle aching or cramping
  5. muscle stiffness
  6. nausea
  7. pain in the arms or legs
  8. swollen joints
  9. 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.