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

Less common

  1. Trouble sleeping

Incidence not known

  1. Back pain, sudden and severe
  2. blindness
  3. blue-yellow color blindness
  4. blurred vision
  5. chest tightness
  6. confusion
  7. cough
  8. decreased vision
  9. difficulty seeing at night
  10. difficulty swallowing
  11. dizziness
  12. eye pain
  13. fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
  14. fever
  15. headache
  16. hives, itching, skin rash
  17. hoarseness
  18. inability to move the arms and legs
  19. increased sensitivity of the eyes to sunlight
  20. irritability
  21. joint pain, stiffness, or swelling
  22. muscle weakness, sudden and progressing
  23. nausea
  24. nerve pain
  25. numbness, tingling, pain, or weakness in the hands or feet
  26. pain in the arms or legs
  27. painful blisters on the trunk of the body
  28. paralysis of one side of the body
  29. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  30. redness of the skin
  31. seizures
  32. stiff neck or back
  33. sudden numbness and weakness in the arms and legs
  34. trouble breathing
  35. unusual tiredness or weakness
  36. vomiting

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. Muscle pain
  2. pain or tenderness at the injection site

Less common

  1. Loss of appetite
  2. redness, swelling, or lumps at the injection site


  1. Bruising or itching at the injection site
  2. swollen lymph glands in the neck, armpit, or groin

Incidence not known

  1. Blistering, crusting, irritation, itching, or reddening of the skin
  2. continuing ringing or buzzing or other unexplained noise in the ears
  3. cracked, dry, or scaly skin
  4. hearing loss
  5. increased sweating
  6. lack or loss of strength

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.