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 or rare

  1. Agitation
  2. blurred vision
  3. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  4. chest pain or discomfort
  5. chills
  6. cold sweats
  7. confusion
  8. cough
  9. delirium
  10. diarrhea
  11. difficulty with swallowing
  12. dizziness
  13. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  14. fainting
  15. fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat
  16. feeling of warmth
  17. feeling uncoordinated
  18. hallucinations
  19. hives, itching, or skin rash
  20. lightheadedness
  21. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  22. redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest
  23. rigid muscles
  24. sweating
  25. tightness in the chest
  26. tremor
  27. unusual tiredness or weakness
  28. vomiting

Incidence not known

  1. Fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
  2. no blood pressure or pulse
  3. stopping of heart
  4. unconsciousness

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. Headache

Less common or rare

  1. Acid or sour stomach
  2. bad, unusual, or unpleasant (after) taste
  3. belching
  4. burning sensation or pain at the injection site
  5. change in taste
  6. changes in vision
  7. constipation
  8. difficulty with breathing
  9. difficulty with moving
  10. feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
  11. heartburn
  12. indigestion
  13. joint pain
  14. muscle aching or cramping
  15. muscle pains or stiffness
  16. noisy breathing
  17. sensation of spinning
  18. stomach discomfort, upset, or pain
  19. strange dreams
  20. swollen joints

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.