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:


  1. Bleeding in the mouth
  2. cough
  3. high fever
  4. noisy breathing
  5. persistent vomiting
  6. redness of the skin
  7. restlessness
  8. severe stomach pain or tenderness
  9. sleepiness or drowsiness
  10. swollen, painful, or tender lymph glands in the neck, armpit, or groin
  11. tightness in the chest
  12. trouble breathing

Incidence not known

  1. Difficulty swallowing
  2. dizziness
  3. fast heartbeat
  4. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  5. unusual tiredness or weakness

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. Bleeding, blistering, burning, coldness, discoloration of the skin, feeling of pressure, hives, infection, inflammation, itching, lumps, numbness, pain, rash, redness, scarring, soreness, stinging, swelling, tenderness, tingling, ulceration, or warmth at the injection site
  2. difficulty in moving
  3. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  4. headache
  5. joint pain or swelling
  6. lack or loss of strength
  7. muscle pains, cramps, or stiffness


  1. Collection of blood under the skin
  2. deep, dark purple bruise
  3. stomach pain
  4. vomiting

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.