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. Blurred vision
  2. chest pain, discomfort, or tightness
  3. confusion
  4. cough producing mucus
  5. difficulty breathing
  6. difficulty in moving
  7. dizziness
  8. faintness or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  9. feeling unusually cold shivering
  10. headache
  11. hives or welts, itching, skin rash
  12. irregular heartbeat
  13. joint pain
  14. muscle ache, cramps, pains, or stiffness
  15. nervousness
  16. pounding in the ears
  17. redness of the skin
  18. stomach pain
  19. sweating
  20. swelling of the ankles, feet, and lower legs
  21. swollen joints
  22. unusual tiredness or weakness

Incidence unknown

  1. Blue lips, fingernails, or skin
  2. chills
  3. cloudy or bloody urine
  4. cough
  5. decreased cardiac output
  6. decreased frequency or amount of urine
  7. difficulty in speaking
  8. difficulty swallowing
  9. dilated neck veins
  10. double vision
  11. fast heartbeat
  12. feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
  13. fever
  14. high blood pressure
  15. inability to move the arms, legs, or facial muscles
  16. increased thirst
  17. irregular, fast, or slow, or shallow breathing
  18. lack or loss of strength
  19. large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  20. loss of appetite
  21. lower back or side pain
  22. nausea
  23. no breathing
  24. no pulse or blood pressure
  25. noisy breathing
  26. pain in the joints
  27. pain or discomfort in the arms, jaw, back, or neck
  28. problems with muscle control or coordination
  29. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  30. seizures
  31. sensation of spinning
  32. severe or sudden headache
  33. shakiness and unsteady walk
  34. slow or slurred speech
  35. swollen, painful, or tender lymph glands in the neck, armpit, or groin
  36. temporary blindness
  37. throat tightness
  38. trembling
  39. trouble breathing
  40. unconsciousness
  41. vomiting
  42. weakness in the arm or leg on one side of the body, sudden and severe
  43. weight gain

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. Acid or sour stomach
  2. belching
  3. body aches or pain
  4. body produces substance that can bind to drug making it less effective or cause side effects
  5. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  6. congestion
  7. discouragement
  8. dryness or soreness of the throat
  9. fear
  10. feeling sad or empty
  11. fever, not related to infusion
  12. heartburn
  13. hoarseness
  14. indigestion
  15. irritability
  16. loss of interest or pleasure
  17. pain or tenderness around eyes and cheekbones
  18. paleness of skin
  19. runny nose
  20. sensation of change in temperature
  21. skeletal pain
  22. sneezing
  23. stuffy nose
  24. trouble concentrating
  25. trouble sleeping
  26. voice changes

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.