Side Effects

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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. Collapse or shock-like state
  2. crying for 3 hours or more
  3. fever over 102.2 °F
  4. redness or swelling of 4 inches or more at the injection site
  5. seizures
  6. severe pain at the injection site

Incidence not known

  1. Agitation
  2. back pain
  3. black, tarry stools
  4. bleeding gums
  5. 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
  6. blood in the urine or stools
  7. bloody nose
  8. bluish color of the fingernails, lips, skin, palms, or nail beds
  9. blurred vision
  10. chest tightness
  11. confusion
  12. cough
  13. diarrhea
  14. difficulty with swallowing
  15. dizziness
  16. drowsiness
  17. fast heartbeat
  18. hallucinations
  19. headache
  20. hoarseness
  21. irritability
  22. irritation
  23. joint pain, stiffness, or swelling
  24. loss of bladder control
  25. loss of consciousness
  26. loss of strength or energy
  27. muscle pain or weakness
  28. nausea and vomiting
  29. pain or cramping in the abdomen or stomach
  30. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  31. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  32. rash with flat lesions or small raised lesions on the skin
  33. screaming
  34. sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
  35. sneezing
  36. sore throat
  37. stiff neck
  38. swollen, painful, or tender lymph glands in the neck, armpit, or groin
  39. total body jerking
  40. trouble breathing
  41. unusual bleeding or bruising
  42. unusual tiredness or weakness (sudden and severe)

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. Fever of 99.5 °F or more
  2. fussiness
  3. loss of appetite
  4. mild pain, redness, swelling, or tenderness at the injection site
  5. restlessness
  6. weight loss

Incidence not known

  1. Crying
  2. ear 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.

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