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:

Incidence not known

  1. Burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  2. confusion
  3. cough
  4. difficulty in moving
  5. difficulty swallowing
  6. fast heartbeat
  7. feeling of discomfort
  8. inflammation of joints
  9. irritability
  10. lack or loss of strength
  11. muscle pain, stiffness, or weakness
  12. paralysis or severe weakness of legs
  13. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  14. rash
  15. seizures
  16. shortness of breath
  17. skin rash, hives, or redness
  18. stiffness of arms, legs, or neck
  19. swollen, painful, or tender lymph glands in the neck, armpit, or groin
  20. tightness in chest
  21. unusual tiredness
  22. vomiting

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. Chills
  2. dizziness
  3. fever
  4. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  5. headache
  6. itching, pain, redness, or swelling at the injection site
  7. muscle or joint aches
  8. nausea
  9. stomach or abdominal pain

Incidence not known

  1. Bruising at the injection site
  2. diarrhea

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.