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:


  1. Black, tarry stools
  2. blurred vision
  3. chest pain
  4. chills
  5. difficulty with breathing
  6. dizziness, severe or continuing
  7. fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
  8. hives, itching, or skin rash
  9. lightheadedness when getting up from a lying or sitting position
  10. slow or irregular heartbeat
  11. swollen glands
  12. unusual bleeding or bruising

Incidence not known

  1. Cough
  2. difficulty with swallowing
  3. dizziness
  4. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  5. tightness in the chest
  6. 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:

Less common

  1. Back pain
  2. feeling of warmth on the skin
  3. headache
  4. nausea
  5. redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest


  1. Acid or sour stomach
  2. bruising
  3. diarrhea
  4. difficulty with moving
  5. dizziness
  6. dryness of the mouth
  7. feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
  8. fever
  9. heartburn
  10. indigestion
  11. leg cramps
  12. muscle stiffness or tension
  13. pain at the injection site
  14. pain or swelling in the joints
  15. prickly or tingling sensation
  16. sneezing or runny nose
  17. stomach upset or pain

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.