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. 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
  2. chest pain
  3. feeling faint, dizzy, or lightheadedness
  4. feeling of warmth or heat
  5. flushing or redness of the skin, especially on the face and neck
  6. frequent strong or increased urge to urinate
  7. headache
  8. sweating

Rare

  1. Bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
  2. bluish lips or skin
  3. chest discomfort or tightness
  4. cough
  5. decreased frequency or amount of urination
  6. difficult or painful urination
  7. excessive thirst
  8. fever or chills
  9. irregular heartbeat
  10. nausea or vomiting
  11. pain or discomfort in the arms, jaw, back, or neck
  12. pale skin at injection site
  13. seizures
  14. tingling of the hands or feet
  15. trouble breathing
  16. unusual tiredness or weakness
  17. unusual weight gain or loss

Incidence not known

  1. Black, tarry stools
  2. blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  3. bloody urine
  4. blue lips and fingernails
  5. coughing that sometimes produces a pink frothy sputum
  6. diarrhea
  7. difficulty with swallowing or sore throat
  8. dilated neck veins
  9. joint or muscle pain
  10. loss of appetite
  11. lower back or side pain
  12. nervousness
  13. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  14. red, irritated eyes
  15. red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  16. sensitivity to heat
  17. skin rash, hives, or itching
  18. sores, ulcers, or white spots in the mouth or on the lips
  19. swelling of the face, fingers, feet, or lower legs
  20. swollen glands
  21. trouble sleeping
  22. unusual bleeding or bruising

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. Change in taste
  2. changes in vision
  3. loss of taste

Rare

  1. Acid or sour stomach
  2. agitation
  3. belching or passing of gas
  4. body aches or pain
  5. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  6. difficulty with moving
  7. dry mouth
  8. excessive muscle tone
  9. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  10. lack of coordination
  11. loss of strength or energy
  12. muscle tension or tightness
  13. sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
  14. stomach discomfort or pain
  15. tender, swollen glands in the neck
  16. voice changes

Incidence not known

  1. Bigger, dilated, or enlarged pupils (black part of the eye)
  2. burning, dry, or itching eyes
  3. continuing ringing or buzzing or other unexplained noise in the ears
  4. discharge, excessive tearing
  5. feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
  6. headache, severe and throbbing
  7. hearing loss
  8. increased sensitivity of the eyes to light
  9. redness, pain, or swelling of the eye, eyelid, or inner lining of the eyelid
  10. sensation of spinning

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.