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. Cough or hoarseness accompanied by fever or chills
  2. darkening or redness of the skin (if you recently had radiation treatment)
  3. fast or irregular heartbeat
  4. fever or chills
  5. joint pain
  6. lower back or side pain accompanied by fever or chills
  7. pain at the injection site
  8. painful or difficult urination accompanied by fever or chills
  9. red streaks along the injected vein
  10. shortness of breath
  11. stomach pain
  12. swelling of the feet and lower legs


  1. Black, tarry stools
  2. blood in the urine
  3. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  4. unusual bleeding or bruising

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. Hair loss, thinning of hair
  2. nausea and vomiting
  3. sores in the mouth and on the lips

Less common

  1. Darkening of the soles, palms, or nails
  2. diarrhea

After you stop using this medicine, it may still produce some side effects that need attention. During this period of time, check with your doctor immediately if you notice the following side effects:

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.