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 immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

  1. Awkwardness
  2. burning, numbness, tingling, or painful sensations or weakness in arms, hands, legs, or feet
  3. cough
  4. headache
  5. pain or tenderness around eyes and cheekbones
  6. shortness of breath or troubled breathing
  7. stuffy or runny nose
  8. tightness of chest
  9. unsteadiness
  10. wheezing

Less common

  1. Bloating
  2. chills
  3. constipation
  4. darkened urine
  5. dry or itching eyes
  6. excessive tearing
  7. eye discharge
  8. fast heartbeat
  9. fever
  10. indigestion
  11. itching, pain, redness, swelling, tenderness, or warmth on skin at injection site
  12. loss of appetite
  13. lump or growth on skin
  14. nausea
  15. pains in stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back
  16. redness, pain, swelling of eye, eyelid, or inner lining of eyelid
  17. vomiting
  18. yellow eyes or skin


  1. Difficulty in breathing or swallowing
  2. fast heartbeat
  3. skin itching, rash, or redness
  4. swelling of face, throat, or tongue

Incidence not known

  1. Black, tarry stools
  2. bleeding gums
  3. blood in urine or stools
  4. bloody urine
  5. chest pain
  6. decreased frequency or amount of urine
  7. inability to move arms and legs
  8. increased blood pressure
  9. increased thirst
  10. lower back or side pain
  11. painful or difficult urination
  12. pale skin
  13. pinpoint red spots on skin
  14. sneezing
  15. sore throat
  16. sudden numbness and weakness in the arms and legs
  17. swelling of face, fingers, lower legs; weight gain
  18. ulcers, sores, or white spots in mouth
  19. unusual bleeding or bruising
  20. unusual tiredness or weakness

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. Abnormal growth filled with fluid or semisolid material
  2. bruising
  3. burning or stinging of skin
  4. decreased appetite
  5. diarrhea
  6. discouragement
  7. dry mouth
  8. fear
  9. feeling sad or empty
  10. flushing
  11. hard lump
  12. irritability
  13. itching skin
  14. lack of appetite
  15. lack or loss of strength
  16. large, flat, blue or purplish patches in the skin
  17. muscle pain
  18. nervousness
  19. painful cold sores or blisters on lips, nose, eyes, or genitals
  20. redness of skin
  21. small lumps under the skin
  22. tiredness
  23. trouble concentrating
  24. trouble sleeping
  25. unusually warm skin
  26. weight loss

Less common

  1. Bad, unusual, or unpleasant (after) taste
  2. burning, itching, and pain in hairy areas
  3. change in taste
  4. diarrhea
  5. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  6. joint pain
  7. pus at root of hair
  8. stomach pain
  9. swollen, painful, or tender lymph glands in neck, armpit, or groin

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.