Side Effects

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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:

More common

  1. Fast, irregular, pounding, or racing heartbeat or pulse
  2. nervousness
  3. shakiness in the legs, arms, hands, or feet
  4. trembling or shaking of the hands or feet

Less common

  1. Chest discomfort
  2. difficult or labored breathing
  3. feeling of warmth
  4. redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest
  5. shortness of breath
  6. sweating
  7. tightness in the chest
  8. wheezing

Get emergency help immediately if any of the following symptoms of overdose occur:

Symptoms of overdose

  1. Arm, back, or jaw pain
  2. blurred vision
  3. chest pain
  4. chest tightness or heaviness
  5. confusion
  6. convulsions
  7. decreased urine
  8. dizziness
  9. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  10. dry mouth
  11. fainting
  12. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  13. headache
  14. increased thirst
  15. loss of appetite
  16. mood changes
  17. muscle pain or cramps
  18. nausea or vomiting
  19. numbness or tingling in the hands, feet, or lips
  20. seizures
  21. sleeplessness
  22. trouble sleeping
  23. unable to sleep
  24. 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. Drowsiness

Less common

  1. Pain at the injection site
  2. weakness


  1. Anxiety
  2. fever
  3. redness, soreness, or itching skin
  4. sores, welting, or blisters

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.