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. Arm, back, or jaw pain
  2. chest pain, discomfort, tightness, or heaviness
  3. fainting
  4. fast or irregular heartbeat
  5. nausea
  6. sweating

Rare

  1. Agitation
  2. blurred vision
  3. coma
  4. confusion
  5. cough
  6. decreased urine output
  7. depression
  8. difficulty breathing
  9. dilated neck veins
  10. dizziness
  11. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  12. fainting
  13. feeling of warmth
  14. headache
  15. hostility
  16. irregular breathing
  17. irritability
  18. lethargy
  19. muscle twitching
  20. noisy breathing
  21. rapid weight gain
  22. redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest
  23. seizures
  24. severe or sudden headache
  25. stupor
  26. sudden loss of coordination
  27. sudden slurring of speech
  28. swelling of the face, hands, fingers, lower legs, ankles, or feet
  29. unusual tiredness or weakness
  30. vomiting

Incidence not known

  1. Bloating
  2. chest tightness
  3. chills
  4. constipation
  5. cough
  6. darkened urine
  7. depressed mood
  8. difficulty swallowing
  9. dry skin and hair
  10. fast, irregular, pounding, or racing heartbeat or pulse
  11. feeling cold
  12. hair loss
  13. hives, itching, skin rash
  14. hoarseness or husky voice
  15. indigestion
  16. loss of appetite
  17. muscle cramps and stiffness
  18. nervousness
  19. no blood pressure or pulse
  20. pain, redness, or swelling at the injection site
  21. pains in the stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back
  22. pounding in the ears
  23. problems with speech or speaking
  24. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  25. sensitivity to heat
  26. slow or fast heartbeat
  27. stopping of the heart
  28. trouble sleeping
  29. unconsciousness
  30. weight gain or loss
  31. 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:

Less common

  1. Bad, unusual, or unpleasant (after) taste
  2. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", tingling feeling
  3. change in taste
  4. diarrhea
  5. feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
  6. itching or skin rash
  7. sensation of spinning

Rare

  1. Acidic or sour stomach
  2. anxiety
  3. belching
  4. continuing ringing or buzzing or other unexplained noise in the ears
  5. decreased awareness or responsiveness
  6. dry mouth
  7. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  8. hearing loss
  9. heartburn
  10. restlessness
  11. severe sleepiness
  12. shaking
  13. stomach discomfort, upset, or pain
  14. transient, mild, pleasant aromatic odor

Incidence not known

  1. Sneezing

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.