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 or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

  1. Fever over 39 °C (102 °F)

Less common

  1. Body aches or pain
  2. chills
  3. cough
  4. ear congestion
  5. fever
  6. headache
  7. loss of voice
  8. rash that looks like chickenpox or measles
  9. sneezing
  10. sore throat
  11. stuffy or runny nose
  12. unusual tiredness or weakness

Incidence not known

  1. Agitation
  2. back pain, sudden and severe
  3. bleeding gums
  4. blistering, peeling, loosening of the skin
  5. bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
  6. blood in the urine or stools
  7. bloody nose
  8. bloody or black, tarry stools
  9. blurred vision
  10. burning or stinging of the skin
  11. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  12. chest pain or tightness
  13. confusion
  14. cough or hoarseness
  15. cough producing mucus
  16. diarrhea
  17. difficulty with breathing
  18. difficulty with swallowing
  19. dizziness
  20. drowsiness
  21. fainting
  22. fast heartbeat
  23. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  24. hallucinations
  25. hives
  26. inability to move the arms and legs
  27. inability to speak
  28. irritability
  29. itching, pain, redness, swelling, tenderness, or warmth on the skin
  30. joint or muscle pain
  31. large, flat, blue, or purplish patches in the skin
  32. large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  33. loss of appetite
  34. loss of consciousness
  35. lower back or side pain
  36. mood or mental changes
  37. muscle aches and pains
  38. muscle weakness, sudden and progressing
  39. nausea
  40. noisy breathing
  41. numbness, tingling, pain, or weakness in the hands or feet
  42. pain, numbness, or tingling of the hands, arms, legs, or feet
  43. pain, tenderness, or swelling in the testicles and scrotum
  44. painful blisters on the trunk of the body
  45. painful cold sores or blisters on the lips, nose, eyes, or genitals
  46. painful knees and ankles
  47. painful or difficult urination
  48. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  49. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  50. raised red swellings on the skin, buttocks, legs, or ankles
  51. rapid weight gain
  52. red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  53. red, irritated eyes
  54. seizures
  55. severe or sudden headache
  56. shakiness and unsteady walk
  57. shakiness in the legs, arms, hands, or feet
  58. shivering
  59. skin rash
  60. skin rash on the face, scalp, or stomach
  61. slurred speech
  62. sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
  63. stiff neck or back
  64. stomach pain
  65. sudden numbness and weakness in the arms and legs
  66. sweating
  67. swelling or puffiness of the face
  68. swollen, painful, or tender lymph glands in the neck, armpit, or groin
  69. swollen, painful, or tender lymph glands on the side of the face or neck
  70. temporary blindness
  71. tenderness
  72. thickening of bronchial secretions
  73. tingling of the hands or feet
  74. trembling or shaking of the hands or feet
  75. trouble sleeping
  76. unsteadiness, trembling, or other problems with muscle control or coordination
  77. unusual bleeding or bruising
  78. unusual weight gain or loss
  79. vomiting
  80. warmth on the skin
  81. weakness in the arm or leg on one side of the body, sudden and severe
  82. weakness of the muscles in your face
  83. white patches in the mouth or throat or on the tongue
  84. white patches with diaper rash

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

Incidence not known

  1. Abnormal dreams
  2. blindness
  3. bloated
  4. blue-yellow color blindness
  5. deafness
  6. decreased vision
  7. difficulty with moving
  8. double vision
  9. ear pain
  10. excess air or gas in the stomach or intestines
  11. eye pain
  12. full feeling
  13. irritation and swelling of the eyelids
  14. lack of feeling or emotion
  15. muscle or bone pain
  16. muscle pain or stiffness
  17. nervousness
  18. pain and swelling in the scrotum
  19. pain in the hip, leg, or neck
  20. pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones
  21. passing gas
  22. red rash with watery, yellow-colored, or pus filled blisters
  23. thick yellow to honey-colored crusts
  24. uncaring
  25. unusually deep sleep
  26. unusually long duration of sleep

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.