Side Effects

Drug information provided by: Merative, 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 immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

  1. Anxiety
  2. blurred vision
  3. burning, tingling, numbness or pain in the hands, arms, feet, or legs
  4. chills
  5. cold sweats
  6. confusion
  7. cool, pale skin
  8. depression
  9. difficulty with breathing
  10. dizziness
  11. fast heartbeat
  12. headache
  13. increased hunger
  14. loss of consciousness
  15. nausea
  16. nervousness
  17. nightmares
  18. seizures
  19. sensation of pins and needles
  20. shakiness
  21. slurred speech
  22. stabbing pain
  23. unusual tiredness or weakness

Incidence not known

  1. Bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
  2. change in vision
  3. chest tightness
  4. cough
  5. difficulty swallowing
  6. hives, itching, skin rash
  7. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips or tongue
  8. rapid weight gain
  9. redistribution or accumulation of body fat
  10. thickening of the skin at the injection site
  11. unusual weight gain or loss

Get emergency help immediately if any of the following symptoms of overdose occur:

Symptoms of overdose

  1. Decreased amount of urine
  2. dry mouth
  3. increased thirst
  4. irregular heartbeat
  5. loss of appetite
  6. mood changes
  7. muscle pain or cramps

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:

Most common

  1. Back pain
  2. belching
  3. bleeding, blistering, burning, coldness, discoloration of the 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
  4. body aches or pain
  5. bone pain
  6. diarrhea
  7. dryness or soreness of the throat
  8. ear congestion
  9. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  10. heartburn
  11. hoarseness
  12. indigestion
  13. joint pain
  14. loss of voice
  15. runny or stuffy nose
  16. shivering
  17. sneezing
  18. stomach discomfort, upset, or pain
  19. stuffy nose
  20. tender, swollen glands in the neck
  21. trouble sleeping
  22. voice changes
  23. 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.