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:

Symptoms of allergic reaction

  1. Difficulty in breathing or swallowing
  2. hives
  3. itching, especially of feet or hands
  4. reddening of skin, especially around ears
  5. swelling of eyes, face, or inside of nose
  6. unusual tiredness or weakness (sudden and severe)

Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:


  1. Confusion
  2. convulsions (seizures)
  3. fever over 103 °F (39.4 °C)
  4. headache (severe or continuing)
  5. sleepiness (excessive)
  6. swelling, blistering, or pain at place of injection (severe or continuing)
  7. swelling of glands in armpit
  8. unusual irritability
  9. vomiting (severe or continuing)

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. Redness or hard lump at place of injection

Less common

  1. Chills, fever, irritability, or unusual tiredness
  2. pain, tenderness, itching, or swelling at place of injection
  3. skin rash

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.