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. Arm, back, or jaw pain
  2. chest pain, discomfort, tightness, or heaviness
  3. difficulty breathing
  4. fainting
  5. fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat
  6. nausea
  7. pain or discomfort in the arms, jaw, back, or neck
  8. sweating
  9. swelling in the throat

Less common

  1. Blurred vision
  2. dizziness
  3. fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
  4. temporary vision loss
  5. vomiting


  1. Confusion
  2. dilated neck veins
  3. dizziness or lightheadedness
  4. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  5. extreme tiredness or weakness
  6. feeling cold
  7. feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
  8. fever
  9. irregular breathing
  10. pale skin
  11. seizures
  12. sensation of spinning
  13. swelling of the face, fingers, feet, or lower legs
  14. trouble breathing
  15. unusual bleeding or bruising
  16. unusual tiredness or weakness
  17. weight gain

Incidence not known

  1. Agitation
  2. black, tarry stools
  3. blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  4. bloating
  5. bluish color of the fingernails, lips, skin, palms, or nail beds
  6. changes in skin color, pain, tenderness, or swelling of the foot or leg
  7. chills
  8. constipation
  9. cough
  10. darkened urine
  11. decreased urine output
  12. diarrhea
  13. difficulty swallowing
  14. discouragement
  15. drowsiness
  16. feeling sad or empty
  17. headache
  18. hives, itching, skin rash
  19. indigestion
  20. irritability
  21. joint or muscle pain
  22. lack of appetite
  23. large, hive-like swelling on face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  24. loss of consciousness
  25. loss of interest or pleasure
  26. lower back or side pain
  27. mood or mental changes
  28. muscle twitching
  29. nervousness
  30. pale skin, pain, redness, or swelling at the injection site
  31. painful or difficult urination
  32. pains in the stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back
  33. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  34. rapid weight gain
  35. red, irritated eyes
  36. red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  37. seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there
  38. sensitivity to heat
  39. sore throat
  40. sores, ulcers, or white spots in the mouth or on the lips
  41. stiff neck
  42. swollen glands
  43. throat irritation or tightness
  44. trouble concentrating
  45. trouble sleeping
  46. unusual drowsiness, dullness, or feeling of sluggishness
  47. weight loss
  48. 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. change in taste


  1. Anxiety
  2. belching
  3. cold sweats
  4. dry mouth
  5. heartburn
  6. increased hunger
  7. indigestion
  8. nightmares
  9. redness of the skin
  10. shakiness
  11. sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
  12. slurred speech
  13. sneezing
  14. stomach discomfort, upset, or pain
  15. stuffy or runny nose
  16. uncontrolled eye movements

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.