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.

Also, because of the way these medicines act on the body, there is a chance that they might cause other unwanted effects that may not occur until months or years after the medicine is used. These delayed effects may include certain types of cancer, such as bone cancer. Discuss these possible effects with your doctor.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

  1. Abdominal pain
  2. confusion
  3. constipation
  4. depression
  5. dry mouth
  6. headache
  7. incoherent speech
  8. increased urination
  9. loss of appetite
  10. metallic taste
  11. muscle weakness
  12. nausea
  13. thirst
  14. unusual tiredness
  15. vomiting
  16. weight loss

Less common

  1. Arm, back, or jaw pain
  2. chest pain or discomfort
  3. chest tightness or heaviness
  4. cough
  5. difficult or labored breathing
  6. fainting
  7. fast or irregular heartbeat
  8. fever or chills
  9. nausea
  10. shortness of breath
  11. sneezing
  12. sore throat
  13. sweating
  14. tightness in the chest
  15. wheezing

Incidence not known

  1. Hives or welts
  2. itching
  3. redness of the skin
  4. skin rash
  5. swelling or puffiness of the mouth and face

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. Acid or sour stomach
  2. belching
  3. blurred vision
  4. body aches or pain
  5. congestion
  6. diarrhea
  7. difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)
  8. difficulty with moving
  9. dizziness
  10. heartburn
  11. hoarseness
  12. indigestion
  13. lack or loss of strength
  14. muscle pain or stiffness
  15. muscle spasm
  16. nervousness
  17. pain in the joints
  18. pounding in the ears
  19. runny nose
  20. tender, swollen glands in the neck
  21. trouble with swallowing
  22. voice changes

Less common

  1. Abdominal or stomach cramps
  2. back pain
  3. discomfort
  4. discouragement
  5. feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
  6. feeling sad or empty
  7. indigestion
  8. irritability
  9. lack of appetite
  10. leg cramps
  11. loss of interest or pleasure
  12. neck pain
  13. rash
  14. sensation of spinning
  15. sleeplessness
  16. swollen mouth and tongue
  17. tiredness
  18. tooth disorder
  19. trouble concentrating
  20. trouble sleeping
  21. unpleasant taste
  22. urge to have bowel movement


  1. Pain at the place of injection during or following the injection
  2. tingling feeling in the hands and feet
  3. urge for bowel movement

Incidence not known

  1. Bruising at the injection site
  2. flushing
  3. minor bleeding at the injection site
  4. unusually warm skin

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.