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. Accumulation of pus
  2. 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
  3. changes in skin color
  4. fever
  5. pain, tenderness, or swelling of the foot or leg
  6. stomach pain
  7. swollen, red, tender area of infection


  1. Drowsiness
  2. loss of appetite
  3. mood or mental changes
  4. muscle spasms (tetany) or twitching
  5. nausea
  6. seizures
  7. trembling
  8. unusual tiredness or weakness
  9. vomiting

Incidence not known

  1. Absence of or decrease in body movement
  2. blindness
  3. blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  4. bloating of the abdomen or stomach
  5. bloody or cloudy urine
  6. bloody, black, or tarry stools
  7. blurred vision
  8. chills
  9. constipation
  10. continuing ringing or buzzing or other unexplained noise in the ears
  11. cough
  12. dark urine
  13. decreased vision
  14. diarrhea
  15. difficulty with speaking
  16. difficulty with swallowing
  17. dizziness or lightheadedness
  18. fast heartbeat
  19. feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
  20. greatly decreased frequency of urination or amount of urine
  21. hearing loss
  22. hives, itching, or rash
  23. increased watering of the mouth
  24. indigestion
  25. joint or muscle pain
  26. large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or genitals
  27. light-colored stools
  28. muscle cramps, pain, or stiffness
  29. pains in the stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back
  30. pale skin
  31. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  32. red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  33. red, irritated eyes
  34. sensation of spinning
  35. severe abdominal or stomach cramps or pain
  36. sore throat
  37. sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
  38. stomach tenderness
  39. swelling of the feet or lower legs
  40. swollen glands
  41. tightness in the chest
  42. unexplained bleeding or bruising
  43. watery and severe diarrhea, which may also be bloody
  44. 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. Headache

Less common

  1. Belching
  2. excess air or gas in the stomach or bowels
  3. full feeling
  4. passing gas

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.