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. Pain, redness, and swelling at the injection site

Less common

  1. Difficult or labored breathing
  2. loose stools
  3. tightness in the chest


  1. Abdominal or stomach cramps or pain (severe)
  2. abdominal or stomach tenderness
  3. diarrhea (watery and severe, which may be bloody)
  4. fever
  5. joint pain
  6. skin rash
  7. swelling of the face, mouth, neck, hands, and feet

Incidence not known

  1. Agitation
  2. black, tarry stools
  3. bleeding gums
  4. blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  5. bloating
  6. blood in the urine or stools
  7. bloody or cloudy urine
  8. blurred vision
  9. chest pain or discomfort
  10. chills
  11. coma
  12. confusion
  13. constipation
  14. convulsions
  15. cough
  16. darkened urine
  17. decreased urine output
  18. depression
  19. difficulty with swallowing
  20. dizziness
  21. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  22. fainting
  23. fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
  24. fever with or without chills
  25. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  26. greatly decreased frequency of urination or amount of urine
  27. headache
  28. hives or itching
  29. hostility
  30. increased thirst
  31. indigestion
  32. irregular heartbeat recurrent
  33. irregular or slow heart rate
  34. large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  35. lethargy
  36. light-colored stools
  37. loss of appetite
  38. muscle pain
  39. muscle twitching
  40. nausea or vomiting
  41. pain
  42. pains in the stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back
  43. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  44. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  45. rapid weight gain
  46. red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  47. red, irritated eyes
  48. sore throat
  49. sores, ulcers, or white spots in the mouth or on the lips
  50. stupor
  51. sweating
  52. swelling of the hands, ankles, feet, or lower legs
  53. unusual bleeding or bruising
  54. unusual tiredness or weakness
  55. yellow eyes or 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. Diarrhea (mild)
  2. nausea
  3. stomach pain or discomfort (mild)
  4. weight loss

Less common or rare

  1. Acid or sour stomach
  2. belching
  3. burning feeling in the chest or stomach
  4. cracked lips
  5. excess air or gas in the stomach or intestines
  6. full feeling
  7. heartburn
  8. passing gas
  9. sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
  10. sore mouth or tongue
  11. stomach discomfort, upset, or pain
  12. white patches in the mouth, tongue, or throat

Incidence not known

  1. Attack, assault, or force
  2. bad, unusual, or unpleasant (after) taste
  3. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  4. change in taste
  5. continuing ringing or buzzing or other unexplained noise in the ears
  6. difficulty with moving
  7. discoloration of the tongue
  8. dizziness or lightheadedness
  9. feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
  10. hearing loss
  11. itching of the vagina or genital area
  12. lack or loss of strength
  13. loss of sense of smell
  14. muscle pain or stiffness
  15. pain during sexual intercourse
  16. sensation of spinning
  17. thick, white vaginal discharge with no odor or with a mild odor
  18. trouble sitting still

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.