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. Black, tarry stools
  2. bleeding from the rectum or bloody stools
  3. chest pain or discomfort
  4. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  5. fainting
  6. fast, slow, irregular, pounding, or racing heartbeat or pulse
  7. swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
  8. unusual bleeding or bruising
  9. unusual weight gain
  10. vomiting of blood or material that looks like coffee grounds


  1. Abdominal or stomach cramps or pain
  2. chills
  3. constipation
  4. cough
  5. depression
  6. difficult or labored breathing
  7. difficulty with swallowing
  8. dry mouth or skin
  9. fever
  10. inability to speak
  11. incoherent speech
  12. increased thirst
  13. increased urination
  14. joint pain
  15. loss of appetite
  16. metallic taste
  17. mood or mental changes
  18. muscle aches and pains
  19. muscle cramps in the hands, arms, feet, legs, or face
  20. muscle spasms or weakness
  21. nausea or vomiting
  22. numbness and tingling around the mouth, fingertips, or feet
  23. pain, redness, or swelling at the injection site
  24. pale skin
  25. pounding in the ears
  26. rapid, shallow breathing
  27. severe or sudden headache
  28. shivering
  29. shortness of breath
  30. slurred speech
  31. sweating
  32. thirst
  33. tightness in the chest
  34. tingling of the hands or feet
  35. tremor
  36. trouble thinking
  37. troubled breathing with exertion
  38. unusual tiredness or weakness
  39. weakness in the arm or leg on one side of the body, sudden and severe
  40. weight loss
  41. wheezing

Incidence not known

  1. Blurred vision
  2. confusion
  3. hoarseness
  4. large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  5. slow or irregular breathing
  6. trouble sleeping

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:

Less common

  1. Abdominal or stomach discomfort
  2. body aches or pain
  3. burning feeling in the chest or stomach
  4. burning sensations on the skin
  5. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  6. burning, dry, or itching eyes
  7. change in the color, amount, or odor of vaginal discharge
  8. change in walking and balance
  9. clumsiness or unsteadiness
  10. confusion as to time, place, or person
  11. decreased vision
  12. difficulty with moving
  13. discharge or excessive tearing
  14. eye pain
  15. hallucinations
  16. holding false beliefs that cannot be changed by fact
  17. increased hair growth, especially on the face
  18. itching skin
  19. lack or loss of strength
  20. loss in sexual ability, desire, drive, or performance
  21. loss of voice
  22. muscle stiffness
  23. muscle twitching or jerking
  24. night sweats
  25. pain in the breasts
  26. rash
  27. redness, pain, or swelling of the eye, eyelid, or inner lining of the eyelid
  28. rhythmic movement of the muscles
  29. sleeplessness
  30. swollen joints
  31. tearing
  32. unusual excitement, nervousness, or restlessness

Incidence not known

  1. Decreased interest in sexual intercourse
  2. diarrhea
  3. hives or welts
  4. inability to have or keep an erection
  5. indigestion
  6. redness of the skin
  7. stomach upset

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.