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 immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

Less common

  1. Gaseous stomach pain
  2. recurrent fever
  3. stomach fullness
  4. yellow eyes or skin


  1. Burning feeling in the chest or stomach
  2. indigestion
  3. stomach upset
  4. tenderness in the stomach area

Incidence not known

  1. Anxiety
  2. blurred vision
  3. chills
  4. cold sweats
  5. confusion
  6. cool, pale skin
  7. cough
  8. difficulty swallowing
  9. discouragement
  10. dizziness
  11. fast heartbeat
  12. feeling sad or empty
  13. headache
  14. hives, itching
  15. increased heart rate
  16. increased hunger
  17. irritability
  18. lack of appetite
  19. large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  20. loss of consciousness
  21. loss of interest or pleasure
  22. nausea
  23. nightmares
  24. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  25. redness of the skin
  26. seizures
  27. shakiness
  28. skin rash
  29. slurred speech
  30. tightness in the chest
  31. tiredness
  32. trouble breathing
  33. trouble concentrating
  34. trouble sleeping
  35. 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. Diarrhea
  2. stomach pain
  3. vomiting

Less common

  1. Belching
  2. bloated, full feeling
  3. constipation
  4. excess air or gas in the stomach or intestines
  5. heartburn
  6. passing gas
  7. stomach discomfort


  1. 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
  2. change in taste
  3. loss of taste

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.