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. Chills
  2. fever
  3. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  4. unusual tiredness or weakness

Incidence not known

  1. Back pain, sudden and severe
  2. blurred vision
  3. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  4. confusion
  5. cough
  6. difficulty with swallowing
  7. dizziness
  8. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  9. fainting
  10. fast heartbeat
  11. flushing or redness of the skin
  12. hives or welts
  13. inability to move the arms and legs
  14. itching
  15. muscle weakness, sudden and progressing
  16. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  17. seizures
  18. shortness of breath
  19. skin rash
  20. sudden numbness and weakness in the arms and legs
  21. sweating
  22. tightness in the chest
  23. unusually warm skin
  24. wheezing

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. Crying
  2. diarrhea
  3. difficulty with moving
  4. drowsiness
  5. irritability
  6. loss of appetite
  7. muscle pain or stiffness
  8. pain in the joints
  9. pain, redness, swelling, or tenderness at the injection site
  10. vomiting

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.