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 immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

  1. Blindness
  2. blurred vision
  3. cough or hoarseness
  4. decreased vision
  5. diarrhea
  6. dizziness
  7. fever or chills
  8. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  9. headache
  10. joint pain
  11. lower back or side pain
  12. loss of appetite
  13. muscle aches and pains
  14. nausea
  15. nervousness
  16. painful or difficult urination
  17. pounding in the ears
  18. runny nose
  19. shivering
  20. slow or fast heartbeat
  21. sore throat
  22. sweating
  23. swelling of the hands, ankles, feet, or lower legs
  24. trouble sleeping
  25. unusual tiredness or weakness
  26. vomiting

Incidence not known

  1. Anxiety
  2. chest tightness
  3. cold sweats
  4. coma
  5. confusion
  6. cool, pale skin
  7. decreased urine
  8. depression
  9. depression or thickening of the skin at the injection site
  10. difficulty swallowing
  11. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  12. dry mouth
  13. fast heartbeat
  14. hives, itching, skin rash
  15. increased hunger
  16. increased thirst
  17. itching, pain, redness, or swelling at the injection site
  18. large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  19. mood changes
  20. muscle cramps
  21. nightmares
  22. numbness or tingling in the hands, feet, or lips
  23. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  24. seizures
  25. shakiness
  26. slurred speech
  27. trouble breathing
  28. 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. Body aches or pain
  2. diarrhea
  3. difficulty in moving
  4. discouragement
  5. ear congestion
  6. feeling sad or empty
  7. irritability
  8. lack of appetite
  9. loss of interest or pleasure
  10. loss of voice
  11. muscle pain or stiffness
  12. pain in the arms or legs
  13. pain in the joints
  14. pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones
  15. sneezing
  16. stuffy or runny nose
  17. tender, swollen glands in the neck
  18. trouble concentrating
  19. 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.