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:

More common

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

Less common

  1. Arm, back, or jaw pain
  2. chest pain, discomfort, tightness, or heaviness
  3. cough
  4. fainting
  5. fast or irregular heartbeat
  6. fever or chills
  7. nausea
  8. sneezing
  9. sore throat
  10. sweating
  11. trouble breathing

Incidence not known

  1. Hives or welts, itching, skin rash
  2. redness of the skin
  3. 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. diarrhea
  6. difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)
  7. difficulty with moving
  8. dizziness
  9. heartburn
  10. hoarseness
  11. indigestion
  12. lack or loss of strength
  13. muscle pain, stiffness, or spasm
  14. nervousness
  15. pain in the joints
  16. pounding in the ears
  17. runny or stuffy nose
  18. tender, swollen glands in the neck
  19. trouble with swallowing
  20. voice changes

Less common

  1. Back pain
  2. discomfort
  3. discouragement
  4. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  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. sensation of spinning
  14. sleeplessness
  15. stomach cramps
  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

Incidence not known

  1. Bleeding, blistering, burning, coldness, discoloration of 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. flushing
  3. 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.