Side Effects

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:

Rare

  1. Arm, back, or jaw pain
  2. blood in the stools or urine
  3. blue lips and fingernails
  4. blurred vision
  5. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  6. bruising
  7. changes in skin color
  8. chest pain or discomfort
  9. chest tightness or heaviness
  10. confusion
  11. coughing
  12. coughing or vomiting blood
  13. coughing that sometimes produces a pink frothy sputum
  14. decrease in the frequency of urination
  15. decrease in urine volume
  16. difficult, fast, noisy breathing
  17. difficulty in passing urine (dribbling)
  18. difficulty with swallowing
  19. dizziness or lightheadedness
  20. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  21. fainting
  22. feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
  23. headache
  24. hives or welts, itching, or skin rash
  25. hoarseness
  26. increased sweating
  27. nausea
  28. nervousness
  29. painful urination
  30. pains in the chest, groin, or legs, especially calves of the legs
  31. pain, tenderness, or swelling of the foot or leg
  32. pale skin
  33. persistent bleeding or oozing from the puncture sites, mouth, or nose
  34. pounding in the ears
  35. rapid weight gain
  36. redness of the skin
  37. seizures
  38. sensation of spinning
  39. severe headaches of sudden onset
  40. severe numbness, especially on one side of the face or body
  41. severe, unusual tiredness or weakness
  42. slow, fast, or irregular heartbeat
  43. slow or irregular breathing
  44. stupor
  45. sudden loss of coordination
  46. sudden onset of shortness of breath for no apparent reason
  47. sudden onset of slurred speech
  48. sudden vision changes
  49. sweating
  50. swelling around the eyes
  51. swelling in the legs and ankles
  52. unusual tiredness or weakness

Incidence not known

  1. Agitation
  2. blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  3. chills
  4. coma
  5. confusion
  6. depression
  7. diarrhea
  8. extremely high fever or body temperature
  9. fast, shallow breathing
  10. fast, weak heartbeat
  11. fever
  12. hostility
  13. irritability
  14. large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  15. lethargy
  16. muscle cramps
  17. muscle twitching
  18. no sensation in the legs
  19. not able to pass urine
  20. pale, clammy skin
  21. red, irritated eyes
  22. sore throat
  23. sores, ulcers, or white spots in the mouth or on the lips
  24. tenderness, pain, swelling, warmth, skin discoloration, and prominent superficial veins over the affected area
  25. thirst
  26. unable to move the legs

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 or rare

  1. Bad taste
  2. collection of blood under the skin
  3. deep, dark purple bruise
  4. dry mouth
  5. pain, redness, or pale skin at the injection site
  6. ringing in the ears
  7. 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.