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. Crying for 3 or more hours
  2. fainting


  1. Blurred vision
  2. confusion
  3. difficulty with breathing or swallowing
  4. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  5. fever of 102.2 degrees F or more
  6. headache (severe or continuing)
  7. hives or welts
  8. itching, especially of the feet or hands
  9. reddening of the skin, especially around the ears
  10. seizures
  11. sleepiness (unusual and continuing)
  12. sweating
  13. swelling of the eyes, face, or inside of the nose
  14. unusual tiredness or weakness (sudden and severe)
  15. vomiting (severe or continuing)

Incidence not known

  1. Blood in the urine
  2. bloody or black, tarry stools
  3. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  4. chest pain, discomfort, or tightness
  5. chills
  6. cough
  7. dizziness
  8. dry mouth
  9. fast heartbeat
  10. flushed, dry skin
  11. fruit-like breath odor
  12. inability to move the arms and legs
  13. increased hunger
  14. increased thirst
  15. increased urination
  16. large, flat, blue or purplish patches on the skin
  17. large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or genitals
  18. loss of consciousness
  19. muscle pain or spasms
  20. nausea
  21. painful knees and ankles
  22. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  23. redness and swelling on the skin, buttocks, legs, or ankles
  24. skin rash
  25. stiff neck
  26. stomach pain
  27. sudden numbness and weakness in the arms and legs
  28. swollen, painful, or tender lymph glands in the neck, armpit, or groin
  29. unexplained weight loss

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. Body aches
  2. diarrhea
  3. fever of 99.5 degrees F or more
  4. redness, swelling, tenderness, pain, or a lump at the injection of site
  5. tiredness

Incidence not known

  1. Back pain
  2. injection site bruising
  3. muscle or joint pain
  4. weakness of the muscles in the face

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.