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 or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

  1. Difficulty with moving
  2. fluid build up around the knee
  3. muscle pain or stiffness
  4. pain and stiffness in the joints

Less common

  1. Bleeding after defecation
  2. bluish color
  3. changes in skin color
  4. fainting
  5. fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
  6. pain or aching in the lower legs
  7. swelling of the ankles, feet, or legs
  8. tenderness
  9. uncomfortable swelling around the anus
  10. warmth or swelling of the joints


  1. Redness in the joints
  2. trouble with walking

Incidence not known

  1. Black, tarry stools
  2. bleeding gums
  3. bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
  4. blood in the urine or stools
  5. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  6. chills
  7. difficulty with breathing
  8. feeling of warmth
  9. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  10. muscle cramps
  11. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  12. rapid weight gain
  13. redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest
  14. shortness of breath
  15. tingling of the hands or feet
  16. unusual bleeding or bruising
  17. unusual tiredness or weakness
  18. unusual weight gain or loss

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. Itching of the skin
  2. rash
  3. sprain in the lower back


  1. Pain at the injection site

Incidence not known

  1. Dizziness
  2. headache
  3. nausea
  4. raised red swellings on the skin, lips, tongue, or in the throat

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.