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

Incidence not known

  1. Agitation
  2. burning, dry, or itching eyes
  3. coughing that sometimes produces a pink frothy sputum
  4. decreased or uncontrolled urination
  5. difficult, fast, noisy breathing
  6. discharge, excessive tearing
  7. incoordination
  8. lack or loss of strength
  9. large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or genitals
  10. muscle weakness
  11. numbness, tingling, pain, or weakness in the hands or feet
  12. paralysis or severe weakness of the legs
  13. slow heartbeat
  14. skin lesions (plaques)
  15. stiffness of the arms or legs
  16. swelling in the legs and ankles
  17. uncontrolled bowel movements
  18. 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. Anxiety
  2. bad, unusual, or unpleasant (after) taste
  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. ear discomfort
  9. hearing loss
  10. irritation in the mouth
  11. loss of coordination in the arms
  12. mouth ulcers
  13. rash with flat lesions or small raised lesions on the skin
  14. redness and swelling of the gums
  15. runny or stuffy nose
  16. sneezing
  17. stomach cramps
  18. tingling sensation in the throat
  19. voice changes
  20. vomiting
  21. 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.