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:

More common

  1. Black, tarry stools
  2. blurred vision
  3. chills
  4. confusion
  5. cough
  6. decreased urination
  7. difficult or labored breathing
  8. dizziness
  9. dry mouth
  10. fainting
  11. fever
  12. increase in heart rate
  13. lightheadedness
  14. lower back or side pain
  15. nervousness
  16. pain, swelling, or redness at the injection site
  17. painful or difficult urination
  18. pale skin
  19. pounding in the ears
  20. rapid breathing
  21. slow or fast heartbeat
  22. sore throat
  23. sunken eyes
  24. tenderness, swelling, warmth, or skin discoloration at the injection site
  25. thirst
  26. tightness in the chest
  27. ulcers, sores, or white spots in the mouth
  28. unusual bleeding or bruising
  29. unusual tiredness or weakness
  30. wrinkled skin

Less common

  1. Hard lump at the injection site

Rare

  1. Blood in the urine
  2. changes in patterns and rhythms of speech
  3. changes in skin color
  4. chest pain or discomfort
  5. fast, slow, irregular, pounding, or racing heartbeat or pulse
  6. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  7. headache
  8. increased sweating
  9. increased thirst
  10. lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting
  11. loss of consciousness
  12. muscle pain or cramps
  13. nausea
  14. pain, tenderness, or swelling of the foot or leg
  15. seizures
  16. slurred speech
  17. swelling
  18. swelling of the face, ankles, or hands
  19. trouble with speaking
  20. troubled breathing with exertion
  21. vomiting

Incidence not known

  1. Diarrhea
  2. difficulty with swallowing
  3. hives or welts, itching
  4. joint pain
  5. large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or genitals
  6. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  7. red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  8. red, irritated eyes
  9. redness of the skin

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. Belching
  2. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  3. continuing ringing or buzzing or other unexplained noise in ears
  4. difficulty having a bowel movement
  5. dizziness
  6. feeling of indigestion
  7. hair loss or thinning of the hair
  8. hearing loss
  9. hiccups
  10. indigestion
  11. lack or loss of strength
  12. loss of appetite
  13. pain in the chest below the breastbone
  14. stomach discomfort, upset, or pain
  15. swelling or inflammation of the mouth
  16. weight loss

Less common

  1. Feeling of warmth
  2. pain or discomfort in chest, upper stomach, or throat
  3. redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest
  4. sudden sweating
  5. unusually warm skin

Rare

  1. Abnormal dreams
  2. blemishes on the skin
  3. bumps on the skin
  4. burning, dry, or itching eyes
  5. change in taste
  6. change in walking and balance
  7. clumsiness or unsteadiness
  8. confusion about identity, place, and time
  9. difficulty with moving
  10. discharge, excessive tearing
  11. excess air or gas in the stomach
  12. extreme thirst
  13. false or unusual sense of well-being
  14. flushed, dry skin
  15. frequent urination
  16. fruit-like breath odor
  17. full feeling
  18. heartburn
  19. increased hunger
  20. increased sensitivity of the skin to sunlight
  21. increased urination
  22. increased volume of pale, dilute urine
  23. muscle ache, cramp, stiffness, or weakness
  24. oily skin
  25. passing gas
  26. pimples
  27. redness or other discoloration of the skin
  28. redness, pain, or swelling of the eye, eyelid, or inner lining of the eyelid
  29. severe constipation
  30. severe sunburn
  31. sleepiness
  32. stomach distension
  33. sweating
  34. swollen joints
  35. trouble performing routine tasks
  36. trouble sleeping
  37. unexplained weight loss
  38. unusual drowsiness, dullness, or feeling of sluggishness
  39. weight gain
  40. white patches with diaper rash

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.