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:

More common

  1. Cold, clammy skin
  2. confusion
  3. cough
  4. difficulty swallowing
  5. dizziness
  6. fast heartbeat
  7. fast, weak pulse
  8. hives or welts
  9. itching
  10. lightheadedness
  11. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  12. rash
  13. redness of the skin
  14. shortness of breath
  15. sweating
  16. tightness in the chest
  17. unusual tiredness or weakness
  18. wheezing

Less common

  1. Chills
  2. difficult or labored breathing
  3. fever
  4. heart stops
  5. no breathing
  6. no pulse or blood pressure
  7. seizures
  8. unconscious

Incidence not known

  1. Burning, redness, swelling, or scarring at the injection site

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 pain
  2. feeling of warmth
  3. nausea
  4. numbness
  5. redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest
  6. sweating
  7. vomiting

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.