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 immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

  1. Body aches or pain
  2. chills
  3. cough
  4. difficulty with breathing
  5. ear congestion
  6. fever
  7. headache
  8. loss of voice
  9. muscle aches
  10. sneezing
  11. sore throat
  12. stuffy or runny nose
  13. trouble breathing
  14. unusual tiredness or weakness

Less common

  1. Blurred vision
  2. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  3. cough with mucus
  4. diarrhea
  5. dizziness
  6. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  7. hoarseness
  8. joint pain
  9. loss of appetite
  10. nasal congestion
  11. nausea
  12. nervousness
  13. pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones
  14. painful cold sores or blisters on the lips
  15. pounding in the ears
  16. shivering
  17. slow or fast heartbeat
  18. sweating
  19. tender, swollen glands in the neck
  20. tightness in the chest
  21. trouble with sleeping
  22. trouble with swallowing
  23. voice changes
  24. vomiting


  1. Bone pain
  2. frequent or painful urination
  3. redness, soreness, or itching of the skin
  4. severe stomach pain
  5. sores, welts, or blisters
  6. yellow eyes or skin

Incidence not known

  1. Hives, skin rash
  2. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  3. red, scaling, or crusted skin
  4. swelling of the face, throat, or tongue

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. 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 or stinging of the skin
  3. difficulty having a bowel movement

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.