Side Effects

Drug information provided by: 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. Aggression
  2. agitation
  3. blurred vision
  4. decrease in the amount of urine
  5. dizziness
  6. fast, slow, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
  7. headache
  8. mental depression
  9. mood changes
  10. noisy, rattling breathing
  11. numbness or tingling in the arms or legs
  12. pounding in the ears
  13. swelling of the fingers, hands, feet, or lower legs
  14. trouble thinking, speaking, or walking
  15. troubled breathing at rest
  16. weight gain


  1. Cough
  2. difficulty with swallowing
  3. hives, itching, or skin rash
  4. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  5. tightness in the chest
  6. trouble breathing
  7. unusual tiredness or weakness

Incidence not known

  1. Abdominal or stomach cramping and/or burning (severe)
  2. abdominal or stomach pain
  3. backache
  4. bloody, black, or tarry stools
  5. dark urine
  6. darkening of the skin
  7. decrease in height
  8. decreased vision
  9. diarrhea
  10. eye pain
  11. eye tearing
  12. general feeling of illness
  13. general tiredness or weakness
  14. facial hair growth in females
  15. fainting
  16. fever or chills
  17. flushed, dry skin
  18. fractures
  19. fruit-like breath odor
  20. full or round face, neck, or trunk
  21. heartburn and/or indigestion (severe and continuous)
  22. hoarseness
  23. increased hunger
  24. increased thirst
  25. increased urination
  26. light-colored stools
  27. loss of appetite
  28. loss of sexual desire or ability
  29. lower back or side pain
  30. menstrual irregularities
  31. muscle pain or tenderness
  32. muscle wasting or weakness
  33. nausea
  34. pain in the back, ribs, arms, or legs
  35. painful or difficult urination
  36. sore throat
  37. sweating
  38. trouble healing
  39. trouble sleeping
  40. unexplained weight loss
  41. unusual tiredness or weakness
  42. upper right abdominal or stomach pain
  43. vision changes
  44. vomiting
  45. vomiting of material that looks like coffee grounds
  46. yellow eyes and skin

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. Increased appetite

Incidence not known

  1. Abnormal fat deposits on the face, neck, and trunk
  2. acne
  3. dry scalp
  4. lightening of normal skin color
  5. pain, redness, or hard skin at the injection site
  6. pitting or depression of the skin at the injection site
  7. red face
  8. reddish purple lines on the arms, face, legs, trunk, or groin
  9. swelling of the stomach area
  10. thinning of the scalp hair

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.