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. Black, tarry stools
  2. bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
  3. blurred vision
  4. body aches or pain
  5. chest pain
  6. chills
  7. confusion
  8. cough or hoarseness
  9. cough producing mucus
  10. difficult or labored breathing
  11. dizziness
  12. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  13. ear congestion
  14. facial swelling
  15. fainting
  16. fast heartbeat
  17. feeling of warmth
  18. headache
  19. hives or welts, itching, or skin rash
  20. increased sweating
  21. lightheadedness
  22. loss of voice
  23. lower back or side pain
  24. nasal congestion
  25. nausea or vomiting
  26. painful blisters on the trunk of the body
  27. painful or difficult urination
  28. pale skin
  29. rapid weight gain
  30. rapid, shallow breathing
  31. redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest
  32. runny nose
  33. sneezing
  34. sore throat
  35. tightness in the chest
  36. tingling of the hands or feet
  37. troubled breathing
  38. troubled breathing with exertion
  39. ulcers, sores, or white spots in the mouth
  40. unusual bleeding or bruising
  41. unusual tiredness or weakness
  42. unusual weight gain or loss
  43. weakness

Less common

  1. Fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
  2. nervousness
  3. pounding in the ears
  4. slow heartbeat

Incidence not known

  1. Blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  2. dark urine
  3. diarrhea
  4. fluid-filled skin blisters
  5. joint or muscle pain
  6. light-colored stools
  7. no blood pressure or pulse
  8. red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  9. red, irritated eyes
  10. sensitivity to the sun
  11. skin thinness
  12. stopping of heart
  13. unconsciousness
  14. yellow eyes or 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. Back pain
  2. muscle aches
  3. redness of the skin
  4. trouble sleeping

Less 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
  2. muscle spasms
  3. pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones

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.