Side Effects

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:

Less common

  1. Chest pain or discomfort
  2. fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
  3. lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting
  4. slow heartbeat
  5. trouble breathing
  6. unusual tiredness

Incidence not known

  1. Bluish-colored lips, fingernails, or palms
  2. blurred vision
  3. confusion
  4. dark urine
  5. difficulty with breathing
  6. fever
  7. headache
  8. pale skin
  9. rapid heart rate
  10. sore throat
  11. sweating
  12. unusual bleeding or bruising

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. Abdominal or stomach pain
  2. constipation
  3. depressed mood
  4. dizziness
  5. dry skin and hair
  6. feeling cold or warmth
  7. hair loss
  8. headache
  9. hoarseness or husky voice
  10. increased sweating
  11. irritation at the infusion site
  12. muscle cramps, stiffness, or twitching
  13. nausea
  14. rash
  15. redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest
  16. weight gain

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.