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:

Less common

  1. Chest pain
  2. feeling of warmth
  3. fever or chills
  4. redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest
  5. trouble breathing


  1. Hives or welts, itching, or skin rash
  2. fast, irregular, pounding, or racing heartbeat or pulse
  3. redness of the skin

Incidence not known

  1. Blurred vision
  2. chest discomfort or tightness
  3. cold, clammy skin
  4. confusion
  5. dizziness
  6. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  7. fainting
  8. fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
  9. fast, weak pulse
  10. feeling of warmth
  11. headache
  12. hoarseness
  13. irritation
  14. joint pain, stiffness, or swelling
  15. large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  16. lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting
  17. nervousness
  18. no blood pressure or pulse
  19. noisy breathing
  20. pounding in the ears
  21. redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest
  22. seizures
  23. stopping of heart
  24. sweating
  25. trouble swallowing
  26. unconsciousness
  27. 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:

Less common

  1. Bad, unusual, or unpleasant (after) taste
  2. change in taste
  3. cough
  4. discomfort at the injection site
  5. nausea or vomiting
  6. sore throat
  7. stuffy or runny nose


  1. Back pain
  2. body or muscle aches
  3. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  4. change in color vision
  5. continuing ringing or buzzing or other unexplained noise in the ears
  6. difficulty with moving
  7. difficulty seeing at night
  8. discoloration of the skin at the injection site
  9. dry mouth
  10. hearing loss
  11. increased sensitivity of the eyes to sunlight
  12. muscle pain or stiffness

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.