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. Cough
  2. cough producing mucus
  3. difficulty breathing
  4. fever
  5. headache
  6. pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones
  7. pale skin
  8. stuffy or runny nose
  9. tightness of the chest
  10. trouble breathing
  11. unusual bleeding or bruising
  12. unusual tiredness or weakness

Incidence not known

  1. Agitation
  2. anxiety
  3. back pain
  4. black, tarry stools
  5. blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  6. bloody or cloudy urine
  7. bloody, black, or tarry stools
  8. blue lips and fingernails
  9. bluish lips or skin
  10. blurred vision
  11. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  12. change in color vision
  13. changes in skin color
  14. chest pain or discomfort
  15. chills
  16. confusion
  17. coughing that sometimes produces a pink frothy sputum
  18. dark urine
  19. decreased frequency or amount of urine
  20. decreased urination
  21. decreased urine output
  22. diarrhea
  23. difficult or painful urination
  24. difficult, fast, noisy breathing
  25. difficulty in speaking
  26. difficulty seeing at night
  27. difficulty swallowing
  28. dizziness or lightheadedness
  29. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  30. double vision
  31. drowsiness
  32. fainting
  33. fast or irregular heartbeat
  34. hallucinations
  35. high fever
  36. hives, itching, skin rash
  37. inability to move the arms, legs, or facial muscles
  38. inability to speak
  39. increased blood pressure
  40. increased sensitivity of the eyes to sunlight
  41. increased sweating
  42. increased thirst
  43. irritability
  44. joint or muscle pain
  45. large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or genitals
  46. loss of appetite loss of consciousness
  47. lower back or side pain
  48. mood or mental changes
  49. muscle pain or cramps
  50. nausea
  51. nervousness
  52. noisy breathing
  53. noisy, rattling breathing
  54. pain, redness, or swelling in the arm or leg
  55. painful or difficult urination
  56. pounding in the ears
  57. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips or tongue
  58. red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  59. red, irritated eyes
  60. seizures
  61. slow heartbeat
  62. slow speech
  63. sore throat
  64. sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
  65. stiff neck or back
  66. stomach pain
  67. sudden decrease in the amount of urine
  68. swelling of the face, fingers, hands, feet, or lower legs
  69. swollen glands
  70. tenderness
  71. unusual bleeding or bruising
  72. unusual drowsiness, dullness, or feeling of sluggishness
  73. vomiting
  74. weight gain
  75. yellow eyes or skin

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. Blistering, crusting, irritation, itching, or reddening of the skin
  2. cracked, dry, scaly skin
  3. swelling
  4. upper stomach pain

Incidence not known

  1. Anxiety
  2. bleeding, blistering, burning, coldness, discoloration of 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
  3. bone pain
  4. difficulty in moving
  5. hair loss, thinning of hair
  6. joint swelling
  7. nervousness

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.