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. Blurred vision
  2. dizziness
  3. fast, irregular, pounding, or racing heartbeat or pulse
  4. headache
  5. nervousness
  6. pounding in the ears
  7. slow or fast heartbeat

Incidence not known

  1. Areas of the skin that turn red or dark or feel tight
  2. bluish color of the fingernails, lips, skin, palms, or nail beds
  3. bone pain in the hips or ribs
  4. burning, dry, or itching eyes
  5. change in consciousness
  6. chest pain or discomfort
  7. cough
  8. difficulty with swallowing
  9. discharge or excessive tearing
  10. fainting
  11. fever
  12. hives or welts
  13. increased sweating
  14. itching
  15. large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  16. lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting
  17. loss of consciousness
  18. muscle weakness
  19. no blood pressure or pulse
  20. no breathing
  21. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  22. redness of the skin
  23. redness, pain, or swelling of the eye, eyelid, or inner lining of the eyelid
  24. shakiness in the legs, arms, hands, or feet
  25. skin rash
  26. skin that burns or itches, swells, scales, or hardens
  27. stiff joints or muscles
  28. stopping of the heart
  29. trembling or shaking of the hands or feet
  30. trouble moving your arms or legs
  31. unconsciousness
  32. unusual tiredness or weakness

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. 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. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  3. change in taste
  4. discomfort in the throat
  5. fear
  6. loss of taste
  7. nausea
  8. pain in the arms or legs
  9. pain, burning, or cold sensation at the injection site
  10. sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
  11. vomiting

Incidence not known

  1. Transient, mild, pleasant aromatic odor

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.