Side Effects

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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. Bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
  2. blurred vision
  3. chest pain or tightness in the chest
  4. confusion
  5. difficult or labored breathing
  6. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  7. headache
  8. nervousness
  9. pounding in the ears
  10. rapid weight gain
  11. slow or fast heartbeat
  12. sweating
  13. tingling of the hands or feet
  14. unusual tiredness or weakness
  15. unusual weight gain or loss

Less common

  1. Fever

Incidence not known

  1. Chest discomfort
  2. difficulty swallowing
  3. hives or itching
  4. increased sweating
  5. large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  6. loss of consciousness
  7. noisy breathing
  8. slow or irregular heartbeat
  9. swelling of the joints

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:

More common

  1. Change in taste
  2. diarrhea
  3. muscle cramps
  4. nausea or vomiting
  5. pain in the arms or legs
  6. pain or burning sensation in the injection site

Less common

  1. Abdominal or stomach pain
  2. ankle, knee, or great toe joint pain
  3. body aches or pain
  4. chills
  5. difficulty with moving
  6. ear congestion or pain
  7. flushed, dry skin
  8. fruit-like breath odor
  9. increased hunger or thirst
  10. increased urination
  11. lack or loss of strength
  12. pain or redness at the injection site
  13. pale skin at the injection site
  14. runny nose, sneezing
  15. sore throat
  16. unexplained weight loss


  1. Burning, dry, or itching eyes
  2. discharge or excessive tearing
  3. redness, pain, or swelling of the eye, eyelid, or inner lining of the eyelid

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.

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