Side Effects

Drug information provided by: 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. Dryness and peeling of the skin
  2. flushing or redness of the skin
  3. itching
  4. unusually warm skin

Less common

  1. Burning or stinging at the site of application
  2. changes in the color of the skin
  3. fever
  4. stomach cramps, tenderness, or pain
  5. watery or bloody diarrhea

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. Cough
  2. dry skin
  3. headaches
  4. muscle aches
  5. pain and tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones
  6. shortness of breath or troubled breathing
  7. sore throat
  8. stuffy or runny nose
  9. tightness of the chest or wheezing
  10. unusual tiredness or weakness

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.