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

Less common

  1. Blurred vision
  2. confusion
  3. dizziness
  4. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  5. feeling of warmth
  6. headache
  7. nervousness
  8. pounding in the ears
  9. redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest
  10. slow or fast heartbeat
  11. sweating
  12. unusual tiredness or weakness

Incidence not known

  1. Chest discomfort
  2. chills
  3. cough
  4. difficult or labored breathing
  5. difficulty swallowing
  6. fainting
  7. fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
  8. fever
  9. hives
  10. itching
  11. large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  12. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  13. skin rash
  14. tightness in the chest

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. Nausea

Less common

  1. Change in taste
  2. discoloration at the injection site
  3. loss of taste
  4. vomiting


  1. Abdominal or stomach pain
  2. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  3. diarrhea
  4. difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)
  5. pain or irritation at the injection site
  6. sneezing

Incidence not known

  1. Back pain
  2. difficulty with moving
  3. hives or welts
  4. muscle pain or stiffness
  5. pain in the joints
  6. redness of the skin

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.