Side Effects

Drug information provided by: Merative, 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. Blurred vision
  2. dry mouth
  3. flushed, dry skin
  4. fruit-like breath odor
  5. increased hunger
  6. increased thirst
  7. increased urination
  8. nausea
  9. stomach pain
  10. sweating
  11. trouble breathing
  12. unexplained weight loss
  13. unusual tiredness or weakness
  14. vomiting

Less common

  1. Fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
  2. feeling hot
  3. headache
  4. muscle pain

Incidence not known

  1. Bleeding from the rectum
  2. diarrhea that may contain blood
  3. severe stomach pain

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. Change or loss of hearing
  2. change or loss of taste
  3. dry skin
  4. hair loss or thinning of the hair
  5. mild diarrhea
  6. muscle spasms
  7. unusual tiredness or weakness

Incidence not known

  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

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.