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:


  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. blurred vision
  3. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  4. confusion
  5. convulsions
  6. difficult or labored breathing
  7. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  8. fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
  9. feeling of warmth
  10. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  11. hives or welts, itching, or skin rash
  12. loss of consciousness
  13. paleness of the skin
  14. redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest
  15. redness of the skin
  16. sweating
  17. tightness in the chest
  18. unusual tiredness or weakness

Incidence not known

  1. Bluish color of the fingernails, lips, skin, palms, or nail beds
  2. burning sensation
  3. burning, dry, or itching eyes
  4. chest pain
  5. cough
  6. deep bone pain
  7. difficulty with swallowing
  8. discharge or excessive tearing
  9. hoarseness
  10. increased sweating
  11. large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  12. muscle stiffness or weakness
  13. no blood pressure or pulse
  14. no breathing
  15. noisy breathing
  16. redness, pain, or swelling of the eye, eyelid, or inner lining of the eyelid
  17. skin rash, swelling, hardness, tightness, burning, itching, or red or dark patches
  18. slow or irregular breathing
  19. sneezing
  20. stiff joints or trouble moving
  21. stopping of the heart
  22. swelling of the mouth or throat
  23. unconsciousness

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. Headache
  2. nausea


  1. Change in sense of smell
  2. change in taste
  3. dizziness
  4. dry mouth
  5. feeling hot or cold
  6. loss of taste
  7. unusually warm skin
  8. 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.