Side Effects

Drug information provided by: Merative, 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. Agitation
  2. bloody, black, or tarry stools
  3. blurred vision
  4. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  5. change in consciousness
  6. changes in skin color
  7. chest pain, discomfort, or tightness
  8. clumsiness or unsteadiness
  9. confusion
  10. cough
  11. decreased awareness or responsiveness
  12. decreased urine output
  13. depression
  14. difficult or labored breathing
  15. difficulty controlling your bladder or bowels
  16. difficulty swallowing
  17. difficulty walking
  18. dilated neck veins
  19. dizziness
  20. extreme tiredness or weakness
  21. fainting
  22. fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat
  23. feeling of warmth or heat
  24. feeling sad or depressed
  25. feeling unusually cold
  26. flushing or redness of the skin, especially on the face and neck
  27. forgetful
  28. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  29. headache
  30. headache, severe and throbbing
  31. hives, itching, skin rash
  32. hostility
  33. irregular breathing
  34. irritability
  35. loss of bladder control
  36. loss of consciousness
  37. muscle cramps or twitching
  38. nausea
  39. numbness or tingling in your arms, legs, or face
  40. pain or discomfort in the arms, jaw, back, or neck
  41. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  42. rapid weight gain
  43. redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest
  44. seizures
  45. severe sleepiness
  46. shakiness and unsteady walk
  47. shakiness in the legs, arms, hands, or feet
  48. shivering
  49. slurred speech or problems swallowing
  50. sudden sweating
  51. sweating
  52. swelling of the face, fingers, feet, ankles, or lower legs
  53. tenderness
  54. total body jerking
  55. trembling or shaking of the hands or feet
  56. unsteadiness, trembling, or other problems with muscle control or coordination
  57. unusual drowsiness, dullness, tiredness, weakness, or feeling of sluggishness
  58. vomiting
  59. weight gain

Incidence not known

  1. Burning or itching of the skin
  2. decreased or uncontrolled urination
  3. incoordination
  4. joint stiffness
  5. lack or loss of strength
  6. limited range of motion in the arms and legs
  7. muscle pain, spasms, stiffness, or weakness
  8. pain that is deep in the hip bone or ribs
  9. paralysis or severe weakness of the legs
  10. partial or slight paralysis
  11. red or dark patches on the skin
  12. skin swelling, hardening, or tightening
  13. small, abnormal patch or build-up
  14. stiffness of the arms or legs
  15. uncontrolled movements of the body

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:


  1. Bad, unusual, or unpleasant (after) taste
  2. belching
  3. 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
  4. bloated or full feeling
  5. change in taste
  6. changes in vision
  7. continuing ringing or buzzing or other unexplained noise in the ears
  8. diarrhea
  9. difficulty with moving
  10. dry mouth
  11. excess air or gas in the stomach
  12. hearing loss
  13. increased sweating
  14. joint pain or swelling
  15. runny nose
  16. sneezing
  17. stomach pain
  18. stuffy nose

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.