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 or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

  1. Inability to move the legs or arms
  2. paralysis of one side of the body


  1. Faintness
  2. itching, redness, or swelling at the injection site
  3. skin rash
  4. tightness of the throat
  5. wheezing


  1. Feeling of warmth
  2. hives or welts
  3. itching
  4. loss of vision
  5. redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest
  6. redness of the skin

Incidence not known

  1. Chills
  2. confusion
  3. coughing
  4. difficult or labored breathing
  5. difficulty with speaking
  6. difficulty with swallowing
  7. dizziness
  8. double vision
  9. fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat
  10. fever
  11. headache
  12. hoarseness
  13. inability to move the facial muscles
  14. inability to speak
  15. muscle or joint pain
  16. noisy breathing
  17. slow or irregular breathing
  18. slow speech
  19. sore throat
  20. voice changes

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

Symptoms of overdose

  1. Blurred vision
  2. chest pain
  3. dizziness dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  4. fast or irregular heartbeat
  5. increased sweating
  6. irritability
  7. nausea
  8. nervousness
  9. shortness of breath
  10. sweating

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. Flushing of the face
  2. frequent urge to urinate
  3. stomach discomfort

Less common

  1. Burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  2. diarrhea
  3. fever
  4. lack or loss of strength
  5. muscle aches
  6. sore throat
  7. stuffy or runny nose
  8. trouble sleeping

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.