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:

Less common

  1. Cough
  2. difficulty swallowing
  3. dizziness
  4. fast heartbeat
  5. hives, itching, skin rash
  6. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  7. tightness in the chest
  8. trouble breathing
  9. 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. Chills
  2. diarrhea
  3. fever
  4. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  5. headache
  6. itching at the injection site
  7. joint pain
  8. loss of appetite
  9. muscle aches, pains, or weakness
  10. nausea
  11. shivering
  12. sore throat
  13. stuffy or runny nose
  14. sweating
  15. trouble sleeping
  16. vomiting

Less common

  1. Body aches or pain
  2. constipation
  3. ear congestion
  4. lack or loss of strength
  5. loss of voice
  6. pain in the arms or legs
  7. sneezing
  8. stomach pain

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.