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 immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

  1. Burning or dry eyes
  2. excessive tearing
  3. pain, redness, irritation, itching, or swelling of the eye, eyelid, or inner lining of the eyelid

Less common

  1. Black, tarry stools
  2. blistering or crusting of the skin
  3. burning, tingling, or numbness in the hands and feet
  4. chest pain
  5. chills
  6. cough
  7. fever
  8. painful cold sores or blisters on the lips, nose, eyes, or genitals
  9. painful or difficult urination
  10. reddening of the skin
  11. scaly patches on the skin
  12. skin rash
  13. sores or white patches on the lips, mouth, or throat
  14. sore throat
  15. swollen glands
  16. unusual bleeding or bruising
  17. unusual tiredness or weakness


  1. Feeling of discomfort
  2. hives, itching
  3. lightheadedness, dizziness, fainting
  4. muscle aches
  5. pain in the groin or legs, especially the calves
  6. pain or swelling in the joints
  7. severe, sudden headache
  8. slurred speech
  9. sudden loss of coordination
  10. sudden, severe weakness or numbness in the arm or leg
  11. swelling of the hands, face, or mouth
  12. trouble breathing
  13. trouble swallowing
  14. vision changes

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

Less common

  1. Burning feeling in the chest or stomach
  2. difficulty in moving
  3. indigestion
  4. mouth or throat pain
  5. muscle stiffness
  6. stomach upset
  7. tenderness in the stomach area
  8. toothache
  9. trouble sleeping

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.