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. Blurred vision
  2. burning, stinging, redness, pain, or swelling at the infusion site
  3. chills
  4. confusion
  5. cough
  6. difficulty with swallowing
  7. dizziness
  8. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  9. fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
  10. feeling of warmth
  11. fever
  12. hives, itching, or skin rash
  13. large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or genitals
  14. nausea
  15. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  16. redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest
  17. restlessness
  18. sweating
  19. tightness in the chest
  20. trouble breathing
  21. unusual drowsiness, dullness, tiredness, or weakness or feeling of sluggishness
  22. unusual tiredness or weakness
  23. vomiting

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. Back 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.