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. Chills
  2. cold sweats
  3. confusion

Less common

  1. Anxiety
  2. bleeding or bloody stools
  3. blurred vision
  4. breathing too fast
  5. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  6. change in personality
  7. chest pain or discomfort
  8. cough
  9. diarrhea
  10. difficulty with speaking
  11. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  12. drooling
  13. dry mouth
  14. feeling of warmth or heat
  15. feeling, seeing, or hearing things that are not there
  16. fever
  17. flushing or redness of the skin, especially on the face and neck
  18. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  19. irritability
  20. joint pain
  21. loss of appetite
  22. loss of balance control
  23. multiple swollen and inflamed skin lesions
  24. muscle aches and pains
  25. muscle discomfort
  26. muscle tension or tightness
  27. muscle trembling, jerking, or stiffness
  28. nausea
  29. painful or prolonged erection of the penis
  30. pounding in the ears
  31. restlessness
  32. rigid or stiff muscles
  33. runny nose
  34. severe mood or mental changes
  35. shaking
  36. shivering
  37. shuffling walk
  38. slow or fast heartbeat
  39. sore throat
  40. stiffness of the limbs or muscles
  41. sweating
  42. trouble sleeping
  43. twisting movements of the body
  44. uncontrolled movements, especially of the face, neck, and back
  45. unusual behavior
  46. unusual tiredness or weakness
  47. vomiting


  1. Actions that are out of control
  2. convulsions
  3. difficulty with breathing
  4. high fever
  5. high or low blood pressure
  6. hives or itching
  7. lip smacking or puckering
  8. loss of bladder control
  9. overactive reflexes
  10. poor coordination
  11. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  12. rapid or worm-like movements of the tongue
  13. talking or acting with excitement you cannot control
  14. trembling
  15. twitching
  16. unexpected or excess milk flow from the breasts
  17. unusually pale 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:

More common

  1. Pain at the site of injection
  2. sleepiness or unusual drowsiness

Less common

  1. Acid or sour stomach
  2. back pain
  3. belching
  4. constipation
  5. cramps
  6. heartburn
  7. heavy bleeding
  8. inability to sit still
  9. indigestion
  10. need to keep moving
  11. pain
  12. sneezing
  13. stomach discomfort, upset, or pain
  14. stuffy nose
  15. tooth disorder
  16. weight loss

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.