Side Effects

Drug information provided by: IBM 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:

More common

  1. Bone or muscle pain
  2. chest pain
  3. chills
  4. cough
  5. fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
  6. feeling of warmth
  7. fever
  8. headache
  9. hives or welts
  10. itching
  11. rash
  12. redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest
  13. redness of the skin
  14. sneezing
  15. sore throat
  16. tightness in the chest
  17. unusual tiredness or weakness

Less common

  1. Blurred vision
  2. confusion
  3. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  4. sweating

Incidence not known

  1. Difficulty with swallowing
  2. dilated neck veins
  3. extreme fatigue
  4. heart stops
  5. irregular breathing
  6. no breathing
  7. no pulse or blood pressure
  8. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  9. unconscious
  10. weight gain

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:

More common

  1. Change in hearing
  2. diarrhea
  3. ear drainage
  4. earache or pain in the ear

Less common

  1. Nausea
  2. vomiting

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.