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 or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

Incidence not known

  1. Blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  2. chest pain or discomfort
  3. chills
  4. cough
  5. diarrhea
  6. difficulty with swallowing
  7. dizziness
  8. fainting
  9. fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
  10. hearing loss
  11. hives or welts, itching, skin rash
  12. irregular or slow heart rate
  13. irritation at the injection site
  14. joint or muscle pain
  15. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  16. red, irritated eyes
  17. red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  18. redness of the skin
  19. sore throat
  20. sores, ulcers, or white spots in the mouth or on the lips
  21. tightness in the chest
  22. 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:

Incidence not known

  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

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.