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. Blistering, crusting, irritation, itching, or reddening of the skin
  2. body produces substance that can bind to drug making it less effective or cause side effects
  3. difficulty in moving
  4. muscle pain or stiffness
  5. pain in the joints
  6. stomach pain

Rare

  1. Cough
  2. difficulty with swallowing
  3. dizziness
  4. fast heartbeat
  5. hives, itching, or skin rash
  6. malignant tumor
  7. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  8. tightness in the chest
  9. unusual tiredness or weakness

Incidence not known

  1. Black, tarry stools
  2. bleeding gums
  3. blood in the urine or stools
  4. chest pain
  5. chills
  6. fever
  7. painful or difficult urination
  8. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  9. sore throat
  10. sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
  11. swollen glands
  12. unusual bleeding or bruising

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. Bleeding, blistering, burning, coldness, discoloration of 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. body aches or pain
  3. cold or flu-like symptoms
  4. congestion
  5. dryness or soreness of the throat
  6. headache
  7. hoarseness
  8. leg pain
  9. lumps
  10. pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones
  11. stuffy or runny nose
  12. voice changes

Less common

  1. Arm pain
  2. cracked, dry, or scaly skin
  3. earache

Incidence not known

  1. Hair loss

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.