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. Blurred vision
  2. bone pain
  3. dizziness
  4. headache
  5. nervousness
  6. pounding in the ears
  7. slow or fast heartbeat

Less common

  1. Chest pain or tightness
  2. fever
  3. hives, itching, or skin rash
  4. hoarseness
  5. inability to speak
  6. irritation
  7. joint pain, stiffness, or swelling
  8. lightheadedness or fainting
  9. pain, redness, or swelling in the arm or leg
  10. redness of the skin
  11. seizures
  12. severe or sudden headache
  13. slurred speech
  14. swelling of the eyelids, face, lips, hands, or feet
  15. temporary blindness
  16. troubled breathing or swallowing
  17. weakness in the arm or leg on one side of the body, sudden and severe

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. Body aches or pain
  2. chills
  3. cough
  4. diarrhea
  5. difficulty in moving
  6. ear congestion
  7. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  8. loss of appetite
  9. loss of voice
  10. lower back, side, or stomach pain
  11. muscle pain or stiffness
  12. nausea or vomiting
  13. runny or stuffy nose
  14. shivering
  15. sneezing
  16. sore throat
  17. stomach pain
  18. sweating
  19. trouble sleeping
  20. unusual tiredness or weakness

Less common

  1. Bleeding, blistering, burning, coldness, discoloration of 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. feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
  3. 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.