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:


  1. Ankle, knee, or great toe joint pain
  2. blindness
  3. blurred vision
  4. decreased vision
  5. eye pain
  6. fever greater than 39 degree Celsius
  7. joint stiffness or swelling
  8. lower back or side pain
  9. swollen, painful, or tender lymph glands in the neck, armpit, or groin

Incidence not known

  1. Hives, welts, or itching
  2. inability to move the arms and legs
  3. large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  4. redness of the skin
  5. sudden numbness and weakness in the arms and legs

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. Diarrhea
  2. difficulty in moving
  3. fever
  4. headache
  5. muscle aches, cramps, pains, or stiffness
  6. nausea
  7. pain, redness, and swelling at the injection site
  8. shivering
  9. stomach pain
  10. unusual tiredness or weakness
  11. vomiting

Less common

  1. Chills
  2. dizziness
  3. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  4. itching at the injection site

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.