Side Effects

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. Chest pain
  2. fever
  3. headache
  4. increased blood pressure
  5. swelling of the face, fingers, ankles, feet, or lower legs
  6. weight gain

Less common

  1. Anxiety
  2. blurred vision
  3. change in skin color
  4. change in vision
  5. cough
  6. dizziness or lightheadedness
  7. double vision
  8. fainting
  9. fast heartbeat
  10. migraine headache
  11. nausea
  12. pain or discomfort in the arms, jaw, back, or neck
  13. pain, tenderness, or swelling of the foot or leg
  14. pain in the chest, groin, or legs, especially calves of the legs
  15. pale skin
  16. partial or complete loss of vision in the eye
  17. seizures
  18. severe headache of sudden onset
  19. skin rash or hives
  20. slurred speech
  21. sore throat
  22. sudden and severe inability to speak
  23. sudden loss of coordination
  24. sweating
  25. temporary blindness
  26. tenderness, pain, swelling, warmth, or skin discoloration at the injection site
  27. unusual bleeding or bruising
  28. unusual tiredness or weakness
  29. vision problems
  30. vomiting
  31. weakness in the arm or leg on one side of the body, sudden and severe

Incidence not known

  1. Blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  2. chills
  3. diarrhea
  4. itching
  5. joint or muscle pain
  6. red, irritated eyes
  7. red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  8. sore throat
  9. sores, ulcers, or white spots in the mouth or on the lips

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. Bone or joint pain
  2. constipation
  3. general feeling of tiredness or weakness
  4. heartburn or belching
  5. itching or stinging at the injection site
  6. loss of strength or energy
  7. muscle aches or weakness
  8. shivering
  9. skin pain
  10. stomach discomfort, upset, pain, or swelling
  11. weight loss

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.