Side Effects

Drug information provided by: Merative, 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:

More common

For children
  1. Diarrhea
  2. loss of appetite
  3. nausea
  4. stomach pain
  5. weakness

Less common

For children
  1. Anxiety
  2. body aches or pain
  3. chest tightness
  4. chills
  5. cough
  6. cough producing mucus
  7. difficulty with breathing
  8. ear congestion
  9. fever
  10. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  11. headache
  12. joint pain
  13. loss of voice
  14. mood or mental changes, including abnormal crying, aggression, agitation, delusions, irritability, nervousness, or restlessness
  15. muscle aches and pains
  16. nasal congestion
  17. runny nose
  18. shivering
  19. sneezing
  20. sore throat
  21. sweating
  22. trouble sleeping
  23. unusual tiredness or weakness
  24. vomiting
For adult men
  1. Bladder pain
  2. bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
  3. bloody or cloudy urine
  4. blurred vision
  5. chest pain or tightness
  6. cough producing mucus
  7. decrease in urine volume or frequency of urination
  8. difficult or labored breathing
  9. difficult, burning, or painful urination
  10. difficulty in passing urine
  11. dizziness
  12. dry mouth
  13. flushed, dry skin
  14. frequent urge to urinate
  15. fruit-like breath odor
  16. headache
  17. increased hunger
  18. increased thirst
  19. increased urination
  20. loss of consciousness
  21. lower back or side pain
  22. nausea
  23. nervousness
  24. pale skin
  25. pounding in the ears
  26. rapid weight gain
  27. slow or fast heartbeat
  28. stomach ache
  29. sweating
  30. tingling of the hands or feet
  31. trouble breathing
  32. unexplained weight loss
  33. unusual bleeding or bruising
  34. unusual tiredness or weakness
  35. unusual weight gain or loss
  36. vomiting

Incidence not known

For children
  1. Blurred or loss of vision
  2. change in ability to see colors, especially blue or yellow
  3. depression
  4. difficulty with swallowing
  5. disturbed color perception
  6. dizziness
  7. double vision
  8. eye pain
  9. halos around lights
  10. hives, itching, skin rash
  11. nervousness
  12. night blindness
  13. overbright appearance of lights
  14. pounding in the ears
  15. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  16. seizures
  17. slow or fast heartbeat
  18. thoughts of killing oneself
For adult men
  1. Anxiety
  2. changes in skin color
  3. changes in vision
  4. chest discomfort
  5. cold, clammy, or pale skin
  6. confusion
  7. dizziness or lightheadedness
  8. fainting
  9. inability to speak
  10. irregular heartbeat
  11. loss of bladder control
  12. muscle spasm or jerking of all extremities
  13. numbness or tingling in the face, arms, or legs
  14. pain
  15. pain or discomfort in the arms, jaw, back, or neck
  16. pain, redness, or swelling in the arm or leg
  17. seizures
  18. severe or sudden headache
  19. slow heart rate
  20. slurred speech
  21. sudden loss of consciousness
  22. temporary blindness
  23. tenderness
  24. trouble speaking, thinking, or walking
  25. weakness in the arm or leg on one side of the body, sudden and severe

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

For children
  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. stuffy or runny nose
For adult men
  1. Bone pain
  2. chills
  3. decrease in testicle size
  4. decreased interest in sexual intercourse
  5. diarrhea
  6. feeling of warmth or redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest
  7. fever
  8. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  9. inability to have or keep an erection
  10. joint pain
  11. leg pain
  12. loss in sexual ability, desire, drive, or performance
  13. loss of appetite
  14. muscle aches and pains
  15. redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest
  16. runny nose
  17. shivering
  18. sore throat
  19. sudden sweating
  20. trouble sleeping

Less common

For children
  1. Change in hearing
  2. dryness or soreness of the throat
  3. ear drainage
  4. earache
  5. hoarseness
  6. itching of the ears
  7. pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones
  8. tender, swollen glands in the neck
  9. voice changes
For adult men
  1. Back pain
  2. belching
  3. body aches or pain
  4. breast pain
  5. burning, dry, or itching eyes
  6. congestion
  7. crying
  8. depersonalization
  9. difficulty having a bowel movement
  10. difficulty with moving
  11. discharge or excessive tearing
  12. dysphoria
  13. euphoria
  14. eye pain
  15. heartburn
  16. hoarseness
  17. indigestion
  18. injection site pain
  19. itching or rash
  20. lack or loss of strength
  21. leg cramps
  22. loss of appetite
  23. muscle aching or cramping
  24. muscle pains or stiffness
  25. paranoia
  26. quick to react or overreact emotionally
  27. rapidly changing moods
  28. redness, pain, or swelling of the eye, eyelid, or inner lining of the eyelid
  29. runny nose
  30. stomach discomfort, upset, or pain
  31. swelling of the breasts or breast soreness in both females and males
  32. swollen joints
  33. tender, swollen glands in the neck
  34. trouble swallowing
  35. voice changes
  36. weight loss

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.