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. Bluish color of the fingernails, lips, skin, palms, or nail beds
  2. blurred vision
  3. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  4. chest pain or discomfort
  5. confusion
  6. cough
  7. decreased awareness or responsiveness
  8. difficult or labored breathing
  9. difficulty swallowing
  10. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  11. fainting
  12. feeling of warmth
  13. fever
  14. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  15. headache
  16. hives
  17. hoarseness
  18. increased salivation
  19. itching
  20. loss of bladder control
  21. loss of consciousness
  22. low blood pressure or pulse
  23. nervousness
  24. pounding in the ears
  25. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  26. redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest
  27. seizures
  28. shakiness in the legs, arms, hands, or feet
  29. skin rash
  30. slow, fast, or irregular breathing
  31. spasm of the throat
  32. sweating
  33. tightness in the chest
  34. trembling or shaking of the hands or feet
  35. unconsciousness
  36. 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:

Less common

  1. Bad, unusual, or unpleasant (after) taste
  2. nausea


  1. Abdominal or stomach cramps
  2. anxiety
  3. bleeding gums
  4. 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
  5. continuing ringing or buzzing or other unexplained noise in the ears
  6. diarrhea
  7. dry mouth
  8. hearing loss
  9. irritation in the mouth
  10. loss of coordination in the arms
  11. mouth ulcers
  12. rash with flat lesions or small raised lesions on the skin
  13. redness and swelling of the gums
  14. runny nose
  15. sneezing
  16. stuffy nose
  17. tingling sensation in the throat
  18. voice changes
  19. vomiting
  20. watery eyes

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.