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:

More common

  1. Fever over 100.4 degrees F (38 degrees C)

Less common

  1. Prolonged crying lasting more than 3 hours


  1. Bluish lips or skin
  2. chills
  3. confusion
  4. dizziness
  5. drowsiness
  6. fainting
  7. fast heartbeat
  8. fever
  9. headache
  10. lightheadedness
  11. loss of consciousness
  12. pale skin
  13. rapid, shallow breathing
  14. unusual drowsiness, dullness, tiredness, weakness, or feeling of sluggishness

Incidence not known

  1. Cold, clammy skin
  2. fast, weak pulse
  3. hives, itching, skin rash
  4. hoarseness
  5. irritation
  6. joint pain, stiffness, or swelling
  7. large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or genitals
  8. redness of the skin
  9. seizures
  10. sweating
  11. swelling of the eyelids, face, lips, hands, or feet
  12. tightness in the chest
  13. troubled breathing or swallowing

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. 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. decreased appetite
  3. sleepiness
  4. vomiting


  1. Fever less than 100.4 degrees F (38 degrees C)

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.