Side Effects

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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:

More common

  1. Anxiety
  2. black, tarry stools
  3. blood in the urine or stools
  4. bloody diarrhea
  5. chills
  6. cloudy urine
  7. cough
  8. depression
  9. difficult or labored breathing
  10. fever
  11. hoarseness
  12. irritability
  13. lower back or side pain
  14. mood swings
  15. nausea
  16. painful or difficult urination
  17. pale skin
  18. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  19. stomach pain
  20. tightness in the chest
  21. trouble sleeping
  22. troubled breathing with exertion
  23. unusual bleeding or bruising
  24. unusual tiredness or weakness
  25. vomiting

Less common

  1. Changes in menstrual cycle
  2. constipation
  3. drowsiness
  4. dry hair and skin
  5. sensitivity to cold
  6. weight gain


  1. Aching, pain, or stiffness in the joints
  2. aggressive behavior
  3. attempts to kill yourself
  4. backache
  5. chest pain (severe)
  6. cool, pale skin
  7. decrease in vision
  8. diarrhea
  9. difficulty with speaking
  10. dizziness
  11. drug addiction or overdose
  12. eye pain
  13. fast, irregular, pounding, or racing heartbeat or pulse
  14. feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
  15. headache
  16. loss of appetite
  17. muscle weakness
  18. nervousness
  19. numbness or loss of feeling in one or both limbs on the same side of the body
  20. paralysis
  21. possible decrease in the amount of urine
  22. rash, hives, or itching
  23. restlessness
  24. sensation of spinning
  25. sensitivity to heat
  26. sensitivity to sunlight
  27. sweating (excessive)
  28. thick, scaly skin
  29. thoughts of killing someone or yourself
  30. warm, smooth, or moist skin
  31. weight loss

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. Aching, fullness, or tension in the sinuses
  2. bruising, irritation, or itching at the injection site
  3. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  4. change in taste
  5. difficulty with moving
  6. feeling of warmth
  7. hair loss
  8. indigestion
  9. loss of taste
  10. muscle pain or stiffness
  11. pain in the bones or muscles
  12. redness of the face, neck, arms and occasionally, upper chest
  13. runny nose
  14. sneezing
  15. sore throat
  16. thinning of the hair

Less common

  1. Muscle rigidity or stiffness

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.