Side Effects

Drug information provided by: Merative, 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 immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

  1. Body aches or pain
  2. burning, dry, or itching eyes
  3. chills
  4. cough
  5. difficulty with breathing
  6. discharge or excessive tearing
  7. ear congestion
  8. fever
  9. headache
  10. hoarseness
  11. itching in the genital or other skin areas
  12. loss of voice
  13. lower back or side pain
  14. painful or difficult urination
  15. redness, pain, or swelling of the eye, eyelid, or inner lining of the eyelid
  16. runny or stuffy nose
  17. scaling of the skin
  18. sneezing
  19. sore mouth or tongue
  20. sore throat
  21. unusual tiredness or weakness
  22. white patches in the mouth or on the tongue

Less common

  1. Chest tightness
  2. diarrhea
  3. difficulty swallowing
  4. dizziness
  5. fast heartbeat
  6. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  7. hives, itching, skin rash
  8. joint pain
  9. loss of appetite
  10. muscle aches and pains
  11. nausea
  12. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  13. shivering
  14. sweating
  15. trouble sleeping
  16. vomiting


  1. Large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  2. rectal bleeding
  3. redness of the skin
  4. severe diarrhea
  5. severe stomach pain

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. 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

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.