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

  1. Body aches or pain
  2. cough
  3. difficulty with breathing
  4. dizziness
  5. ear congestion
  6. facial swelling
  7. fever or chills
  8. headache
  9. loss of voice
  10. nasal congestion
  11. nausea or vomiting
  12. runny nose
  13. shortness of breath
  14. skin rash
  15. sneezing
  16. sore throat
  17. unusual tiredness or weakness

Less common

  1. Blurred vision
  2. bone pain
  3. confusion
  4. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  5. fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
  6. nervousness
  7. pain, itching, burning, swelling, or a lump under your skin where the needle is placed
  8. pounding in the ears
  9. slow or fast heartbeat
  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. Abdominal or stomach pain
  2. back pain
  3. joint pain
  4. lack or loss of strength

Less common

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

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.