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:

Less common

  1. Bluish lips or skin
  2. chills
  3. cold, clammy skin
  4. confusion
  5. dizziness
  6. fainting
  7. fast heartbeat
  8. fast, weak pulse
  9. fever
  10. itching, skin rash
  11. lightheadedness
  12. rapid, shallow breathing
  13. sweating


  1. Agitation
  2. black, bloody, or tarry stools
  3. black, bloody vomit
  4. bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
  5. blurred vision
  6. burning sensation while urinating
  7. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  8. cough
  9. dark urine
  10. decreased awareness or responsiveness
  11. decreased urine output
  12. depression
  13. diarrhea (watery and severe), which may also be bloody
  14. difficult or painful urination
  15. difficulty with breathing
  16. dilated neck veins
  17. extreme tiredness or weakness
  18. fever with or without chills
  19. headache
  20. hives or welts
  21. hostility
  22. irregular breathing
  23. irritability
  24. light-colored stools
  25. loss of consciousness
  26. muscle twitching
  27. nausea
  28. no blood pressure or pulse
  29. nosebleed
  30. pale skin
  31. pounding in the ears
  32. rapid weight gain
  33. seizures
  34. severe constipation
  35. severe vomiting
  36. severe sleepiness
  37. slow, irregular heartbeat
  38. stomach cramps, severe
  39. tightness in the chest
  40. troubled breathing with exertion
  41. unconsciousness
  42. unpleasant breath odor
  43. unusual bleeding or bruising
  44. unusual drowsiness, dullness, tiredness, weakness, or feeling of sluggishness
  45. unusual weight gain or loss
  46. vomiting of blood or material that looks like coffee grounds
  47. weight gain
  48. white patches in the mouth, tongue, or throat
  49. yellow eyes or skin

Incidence not known

  1. Back, leg, or stomach pains
  2. bleeding gums
  3. blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  4. chest pain
  5. confusion as to time, place, or person
  6. cough
  7. general body swelling
  8. general feeling of tiredness or weakness
  9. hoarseness
  10. holding false beliefs that cannot be changed by fact
  11. joint or muscle pain
  12. large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or genitals
  13. loss of appetite
  14. lower back or side pain
  15. red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  16. red, irritated eyes
  17. seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there
  18. sore throat
  19. sores, ulcers, or white spots in the mouth or on the lips
  20. swollen glands
  21. unusual excitement, nervousness, or restlessness

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. Constipation
  2. redness and swelling at the injection site

Less common

  1. Body aches or pain
  2. cold hands and feet
  3. cold sweats
  4. congestion
  5. cool pale skin
  6. dryness or soreness of the throat
  7. increased hunger
  8. indigestion
  9. nightmares
  10. passing of gas
  11. redness, swelling, or soreness of the tongue
  12. runny nose
  13. shakiness
  14. slurred speech
  15. sneezing
  16. stomach pain, fullness, or discomfort
  17. trouble swallowing
  18. vaginal yeast infection
  19. voice changes


  1. Belching
  2. excess air or gas in the stomach or bowels
  3. full feeling
  4. heartburn
  5. redness of the skin
  6. sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
  7. trouble sleeping

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.