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:

Less common

  1. Chest discomfort
  2. fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse

Incidence not known

  1. Blurred vision
  2. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  3. chest tightness
  4. confusion
  5. cough
  6. coughing or spitting up blood
  7. difficulty with swallowing
  8. discoloration of the skin
  9. dizziness
  10. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  11. fainting
  12. hives, itching, or skin rash
  13. large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or genitals
  14. nausea
  15. pain
  16. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  17. redness of the skin
  18. restlessness
  19. sweating
  20. swelling
  21. trouble breathing
  22. unusual drowsiness, dullness, tiredness, weakness or feeling of sluggishness
  23. 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:

Less common

  1. Burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feeling at the infusion site
  2. change in taste
  3. feeling of warmth
  4. loss of taste
  5. redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest
  6. shakiness in the legs, arms, hands, or feet
  7. sudden sweating
  8. trembling or shaking of the hands or feet

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.