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. Back pain
  2. black, tarry stools
  3. blurred vision
  4. chest pain or tightness
  5. chills
  6. cough
  7. dark urine
  8. decreased urination
  9. diarrhea
  10. dizziness
  11. fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
  12. fever
  13. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  14. headache
  15. joint pain
  16. loss of appetite
  17. muscle aches and pains
  18. nausea
  19. nervousness
  20. noisy breathing
  21. pain in the arms or legs
  22. painful or difficult urination
  23. pounding in the ears
  24. rash
  25. runny nose
  26. shivering
  27. slow or fast heartbeat
  28. sore throat
  29. sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
  30. stomach pain
  31. sweating
  32. swollen glands
  33. trouble sleeping
  34. trouble breathing
  35. unusual bleeding or bruising
  36. unusual tiredness or weakness
  37. vomiting
  38. yellow eyes or skin

Less common

  1. Bluish coloring of the lips or nail beds
  2. burning sensation in the head
  3. faintness or lightheadedness


  1. Difficulty with swallowing
  2. hives or welts
  3. itching, especially of the feet or hands
  4. reddening of the skin, especially around the ears
  5. swelling of the eyes, face, or inside of the nose

Incidence not known

  1. Back, leg, or stomach pains
  2. blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  3. blood in the urine
  4. change in vision
  5. changes in blood pressure
  6. changes in urination
  7. chest pain or discomfort
  8. cold, clammy, or pale skin
  9. confusion
  10. decreased frequency or amount of urine
  11. difficult or labored breathing
  12. difficulty seeing at night
  13. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  14. feeling of warmth
  15. headache that is severe and occurs suddenly
  16. hoarseness
  17. increased sensitivity of the eyes to sunlight
  18. increased thirst
  19. irritation
  20. joint stiffness or swelling
  21. light-colored stools
  22. loss of appetite
  23. loss of consciousness
  24. low blood pressure or pulse
  25. lower back or side pain
  26. muscle spasm or jerking of all extremities
  27. pains in the chest, groin, or legs, especially calves of the legs
  28. seizures
  29. shakiness in the legs, arms, hands, or feet
  30. skin blisters
  31. slow breathing
  32. slurred speech that occurs suddenly
  33. sudden, severe weakness or numbness in the arm or leg
  34. sweating
  35. swelling of the face, fingers, lower legs, or ankles
  36. 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. Lack or loss of strength
  2. redness, swelling, itching, or pain at the injection site

Less common

  1. Hip pain
  2. leg cramps

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.