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:


  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

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
  2. blistering
  3. body aches or pain
  4. burning
  5. chills
  6. cold or flu-like symptoms
  7. coldness
  8. congestion
  9. discoloration of the skin
  10. dryness or soreness of the throat
  11. feeling of pressure
  12. fever
  13. headache
  14. hoarseness
  15. itching
  16. leg pain
  17. lumps
  18. muscle or joint pain
  19. numbness
  20. pain
  21. pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones
  22. redness
  23. runny nose
  24. scarring
  25. sore throat
  26. soreness
  27. stinging
  28. stuffy or runny nose
  29. swelling
  30. tender, swollen glands in the neck
  31. tenderness
  32. tingling
  33. ulceration
  34. voice changes
  35. warmth

Less common

  1. Arm pain
  2. blistering, crusting, irritation, itching, or reddening of the skin
  3. body produces substance that can bind to drug making it less effective or cause side effects
  4. cracked, dry, or scaly skin
  5. earache
  6. itching skin

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.