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. Abdominal or stomach pain
  2. chest pain
  3. confusion
  4. coughing or shortness of breath
  5. crying, persistent and inconsolable, occurring within 48 hours and lasting 3 or more hours
  6. decreased urination
  7. diarrhea
  8. dizziness
  9. dry mouth
  10. fainting
  11. fever
  12. increase in heart rate
  13. lightheadedness
  14. loss of appetite
  15. nausea
  16. noisy breathing
  17. rapid breathing
  18. shortness of breath
  19. sneezing
  20. sore throat
  21. sunken eyes
  22. thirst
  23. tightness in the chest
  24. unusual tiredness or weakness
  25. wrinkled skin

Incidence not known

  1. Bluish color of the fingernails, lips, skin, palms, or nail beds
  2. chills
  3. cold or flu-like symptoms
  4. drowsiness
  5. fast heartbeat
  6. general feeling of illness
  7. hives
  8. hoarseness
  9. irritation
  10. itching
  11. joint pain, stiffness, or swelling
  12. rash
  13. redness of the skin
  14. runny nose
  15. severe headache
  16. slow breathing
  17. sneezing
  18. stiff neck or back
  19. stuffy nose
  20. swelling of the eyelids, face, lips, hands, or feet

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. Irritability
  2. tenderness at the injection site
  3. unusual drowsiness, dullness, tiredness, weakness, or feeling of sluggishness

Incidence not known

  1. Bleeding, blistering, burning, coldness, discoloration of the 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
  2. change in skin color at the injection site
  3. paleness of the skin
  4. sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
  5. 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.