Side Effects

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

Less common

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


  1. Acid or sour stomach
  2. bad, unusual, or unpleasant (after) taste
  3. belching
  4. blurred or loss of vision
  5. change in sense of smell
  6. change in taste
  7. continuing ringing or buzzing or other unexplained noise in the ears
  8. decreased awareness or responsiveness
  9. diarrhea
  10. difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)
  11. difficulty with moving
  12. disturbed color perception
  13. double vision
  14. dry mouth
  15. ear pain
  16. feeling unusually cold
  17. halos around lights
  18. hearing loss
  19. heartburn
  20. hives or welts
  21. indigestion
  22. joint pain
  23. lack or loss of strength
  24. loss of bowel control
  25. muscle aches or cramps
  26. muscle spasms
  27. night blindness
  28. overbright appearance of lights
  29. redness of the eye
  30. redness of the skin
  31. severe sleepiness
  32. shivering
  33. stomach discomfort, upset, or pain
  34. stuffy nose
  35. swelling of the eyelid
  36. swollen joints
  37. tunnel vision
  38. 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.