Side Effects

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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. Blurred or loss of vision
  2. burning, dry, or itching eyes
  3. discharge or excessive tearing
  4. disturbed color perception
  5. double vision
  6. halos around lights
  7. headache
  8. itching of the eye
  9. night blindness
  10. overbright appearance of lights
  11. redness of the eye or inner lining of the eyelid
  12. swelling of the eyelid
  13. tearing of the eye
  14. tunnel vision

Less common

  1. Ache or pain in the eye
  2. blindness
  3. bloody eye
  4. blurred vision or other change in vision
  5. change in color vision
  6. confusion
  7. decreased vision
  8. difficult or labored breathing
  9. difficulty seeing at night
  10. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  11. drainage from the eye
  12. fainting
  13. fast heartbeat
  14. feeling of something in the eye
  15. gradual blurring or loss of vision
  16. increased blood pressure
  17. increased sensitivity of the eye to light
  18. mental depression
  19. muscle pain
  20. nausea or vomiting
  21. oozing in the eye
  22. redness, swelling, or itching of the eye or eyelid
  23. runny or stuffy nose
  24. seeing flashes or sparks of light
  25. seeing floating dark spots or material before eyes
  26. seeing floating spots before the eyes or a veil or curtain appearing across part of vision
  27. shortness of breath
  28. skin rash
  29. sneezing
  30. sweating
  31. swelling of the eye
  32. tightness in the chest
  33. unusual tiredness or weakness
  34. watery eyes
  35. wheezing

Incidence not known

  1. Bluish lips or skin
  2. chest pain or discomfort
  3. confusion
  4. fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
  5. feeling of warmth or heat
  6. flushing or redness of the skin, especially on the face and neck
  7. irregular, fast, slow, or shallow breathing
  8. low body temperature
  9. muscle aches or weakness
  10. shivering
  11. slow or irregular heartbeat
  12. weak or feeble pulse
  13. 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. Burning, stinging, or tearing of the eye
  2. drowsiness or tiredness
  3. dryness of the mouth

Less common

  1. Acid or sour stomach
  2. anxiety
  3. bad, unusual, or unpleasant (after) taste
  4. belching
  5. body aches or pain
  6. change in taste
  7. chills
  8. congestion
  9. cough
  10. cough producing mucus
  11. crusting on eyelid or corner of eye
  12. diarrhea
  13. difficulty breathing
  14. discoloration of white part of the eye
  15. dryness of the eye
  16. dryness or soreness of the throat
  17. fever
  18. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  19. hoarseness
  20. indigestion
  21. joint pain
  22. lack or loss of strength
  23. large amounts of cholesterol in the blood
  24. lid disorder
  25. loss of appetite
  26. muscle aches and pains
  27. pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones
  28. paleness of the eye or inner lining of the eyelid
  29. passing of gas
  30. pounding heartbeat
  31. rash
  32. shivering
  33. sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
  34. sleeplessness
  35. sneezing
  36. sore throat
  37. stomach discomfort, fullness, upset, or pain
  38. tender, swollen glands in the neck
  39. trouble with sleeping
  40. trouble with swallowing
  41. troubled breathing
  42. unable to sleep
  43. voice changes

Incidence not known

  1. Constricted, pinpoint, or small pupils (black part of the eye)
  2. redness of the skin
  3. sensitivity to light
  4. throbbing pain
  5. unusual drowsiness, dullness, tiredness, weakness, or feeling of sluggishness
  6. unusual weak feeling
  7. unusually warm skin

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.