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:

Less common

  1. Fever or chills

Incidence not known

  1. Black, tarry stools
  2. bleeding gums
  3. blood in the urine or stools
  4. cough
  5. difficulty swallowing
  6. dizziness
  7. fainting
  8. fast heartbeat
  9. hives, itching, or rash
  10. inability to move the arms and legs
  11. large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  12. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  13. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  14. sudden numbness and weakness in the arms and legs
  15. tightness in the chest
  16. unusual bleeding or bruising
  17. unusual tiredness or weakness

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. Headache
  2. joint or muscle pain
  3. pain at the injection site

Less common

  1. Diarrhea
  2. loss of appetite
  3. nausea or vomiting
  4. redness or swelling at the injection site

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.