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 immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

Symptoms of allergic reaction

  1. Difficulty in breathing or swallowing
  2. hives
  3. itching, especially of feet or hands
  4. reddening of skin, especially around ears
  5. swelling of eyes, face, or inside of nose
  6. unusual tiredness or weakness (sudden and severe)

Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

  1. Fever higher than 103 °F (39.4 °C)

Less common

  1. Pain or tenderness of eyes


  1. Bruising or purple spots on skin
  2. confusion
  3. convulsions (seizures)
  4. double vision
  5. headache (severe or continuing)
  6. irritability
  7. pain, numbness, or tingling of hands, arms, legs, or feet
  8. pain, tenderness, or swelling in testicles and scrotum
  9. stiff neck
  10. vomiting

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. Burning or stinging at place of injection
  2. fever between 100 and 103 °F (37.7 and 39.4 °C)
  3. skin rash
  4. swelling of glands in neck

Less common

  1. Aches or pain in joints
  2. headache (mild)
  3. itching, swelling, redness, tenderness, or hard lump at place of injection
  4. nausea
  5. runny nose
  6. sore throat
  7. vague feeling of bodily discomfort

The above side effects (especially aches or pain in joints) are more likely to occur in adults, particularly women.

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.