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. Back pain
  2. body aches or pain
  3. chest tightness
  4. chills
  5. cough
  6. difficulty in breathing
  7. ear congestion
  8. feeling of warmth
  9. fever
  10. headache
  11. loss of voice
  12. nasal congestion
  13. nausea
  14. redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest
  15. runny nose
  16. sneezing
  17. sore throat
  18. unusual tiredness or weakness
  19. vomiting

Less common

  1. Blurred vision
  2. chest pain
  3. cough producing mucus
  4. dizziness
  5. dry eye
  6. fainting
  7. pounding, slow heartbeat
  8. seeing floating dark spots or material before the eyes


  1. Blistering, crusting, irritation, itching, or reddening of the skin burning, pain, redness, or swelling at the injection site
  2. changes in skin color, pain, tenderness, or swelling of the foot or leg
  3. cracked, dry, scaly skin

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. Belching
  2. feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
  3. heartburn
  4. indigestion
  5. muscle spasms
  6. sensation of spinning
  7. stomach discomfort, upset, or pain

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.