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:


  1. Anxiety
  2. back pain
  3. black, tarry stools
  4. bladder pain
  5. bloody or cloudy urine
  6. blue lips and fingernails
  7. blurred vision
  8. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  9. chest pain or discomfort
  10. chills
  11. confusion
  12. cough
  13. coughing that sometimes produces a pink frothy sputum
  14. dark urine
  15. decreased urination
  16. deep or fast breathing with dizziness
  17. difficult or labored breathing
  18. difficult, burning, or painful urination
  19. difficult, fast, or noisy breathing
  20. difficulty with breathing or swallowing
  21. dizziness
  22. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  23. excessive muscle tone
  24. fainting
  25. fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat
  26. fever
  27. frequent urge to urinate
  28. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  29. headache
  30. hives, itching, skin rash
  31. inability to move the legs or arms
  32. increased sweating
  33. lower back or side pain
  34. muscle stiffness, tension, or tightness
  35. nausea
  36. nervousness
  37. numbness of the feet, hands, and around the mouth
  38. pain in the shoulders, arms, jaw, or neck
  39. pain or redness at the injection site
  40. pale skin at the injection site
  41. paralysis of one side of the body
  42. pounding heartbeat
  43. pounding in the ears
  44. problems with speech or speaking
  45. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  46. reddening of the skin, especially around the ears
  47. seizures
  48. shakiness in the legs, arms, hands, or feet
  49. sore throat
  50. sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
  51. sugar in the urine
  52. sweating
  53. swelling in the legs and ankles
  54. swelling of the eyes, face, or inside of the nose
  55. swollen glands
  56. tightness in the chest
  57. tiredness
  58. trembling or shaking of the hands or feet
  59. unusual bleeding or bruising
  60. unusual tiredness or weakness
  61. yellow eyes or skin

Incidence not known

  1. Lack or loss of strength
  2. loss of consciousness
  3. peeling of the skin
  4. skin lesions

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:

Less common

  1. Bleeding, blistering, burning, coldness, discoloration of the skin, feeling of pressure, hives, infection, inflammation, itching, lumps, numbness, rash, scarring, soreness, stinging, swelling, tenderness, tingling, ulceration, or warmth at the injection site
  2. feeling hot


  1. Bad, unusual, or unpleasant (after) taste
  2. belching
  3. blurred or loss of vision
  4. change in sense of smell
  5. change in taste
  6. continuing ringing or buzzing or other unexplained noise in the ears
  7. decreased awareness or responsiveness
  8. diarrhea
  9. difficulty having a bowel movement
  10. difficulty with moving
  11. disturbed color perception
  12. double vision
  13. dry mouth
  14. ear pain
  15. feeling unusually cold
  16. halos around lights
  17. hearing loss
  18. heartburn
  19. indigestion
  20. joint pain
  21. lack or loss of strength
  22. loss of bowel control
  23. muscle aches, spasms, or cramps
  24. night blindness
  25. overbright appearance of lights
  26. redness of the eye
  27. severe sleepiness
  28. shivering
  29. stomach discomfort or upset
  30. stuffy nose
  31. swollen joints
  32. tunnel vision
  33. vomiting

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.