Side Effects

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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. unusual tiredness or weakness

Less common

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


  1. Bone pain
  2. frequent or painful urination
  3. pain and inflammation at the joints
  4. redness, soreness, or itching skin
  5. severe abdominal or stomach pain
  6. sores, welting, or blisters
  7. yellow eyes or skin

Incidence not known

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

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.