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

More common

  1. Redness and swelling at the injection site

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
  11. lightheadedness
  12. not breathing
  13. pain at the injection site
  14. rapid, shallow breathing
  15. skin rash and itching
  16. sweating


  1. Abdominal or stomach cramps and severe pain
  2. agitation
  3. black, bloody, or tarry stools
  4. black, bloody vomit
  5. bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
  6. blurred vision
  7. burning while urinating
  8. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  9. convulsions (seizures)
  10. cough
  11. dark urine
  12. decreased urine output
  13. depression
  14. diarrhea (watery and severe), which may also be bloody
  15. difficult or painful urination
  16. difficulty with breathing
  17. dilated neck veins
  18. extreme fatigue
  19. fever with or without chills
  20. headache
  21. hostility
  22. irregular breathing
  23. irritability
  24. lethargy
  25. light-colored stools
  26. loss of consciousness
  27. muscle twitching
  28. nausea
  29. no blood pressure or pulse
  30. nosebleed
  31. pale skin
  32. pounding in the ears
  33. rapid weight gain
  34. severe constipation
  35. severe vomiting
  36. slow, irregular heartbeat
  37. stopping of the heart
  38. stupor
  39. tightness in the chest
  40. troubled breathing with exertion
  41. unconsciousness
  42. unpleasant breath odor
  43. unusual bleeding or bruising
  44. unusual tiredness or weakness
  45. unusual weight gain or loss
  46. vomiting of blood or material that looks like coffee grounds
  47. weight gain
  48. 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. cough or hoarseness
  6. general body swelling
  7. general feeling of tiredness or weakness
  8. joint or muscle pain
  9. large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  10. loss of appetite
  11. lower back or side pain
  12. red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  13. red, irritated eyes
  14. sore throat
  15. sores, ulcers, or white spots in the mouth or on the lips
  16. swollen glands

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

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. Acid or sour stomach
  2. belching
  3. excess air or gas in the stomach or intestines
  4. full feeling
  5. heartburn
  6. hives or welts
  7. redness of the skin
  8. seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there
  9. sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
  10. trouble sleeping
  11. white patches in the mouth, tongue, or throat

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.