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. Heavy non-menstrual vaginal bleeding

Less common

  1. Body aches or pain
  2. chills
  3. cough
  4. difficulty with breathing
  5. ear congestion
  6. fever
  7. headache
  8. loss of voice
  9. nasal congestion
  10. runny nose
  11. sneezing
  12. sore throat
  13. unusual tiredness or weakness

Incidence not known

  1. Abdominal or stomach pain and tenderness
  2. acid or sour stomach
  3. anxiety
  4. backache
  5. belching
  6. bloody stools
  7. blurred vision
  8. breast tenderness, enlargement, pain, or discharge
  9. change in vaginal discharge
  10. change in vision
  11. changes in skin color
  12. chest pain or discomfort
  13. clay-colored stools
  14. clear or bloody discharge from the nipple
  15. confusion
  16. constipation
  17. dark urine
  18. diarrhea
  19. difficulty with speaking
  20. dimpling of the breast skin
  21. dizziness or lightheadedness
  22. double vision
  23. fainting
  24. fast heartbeat
  25. full or bloated feeling or pressure in the stomach
  26. headache, severe and throbbing
  27. heartburn
  28. hives
  29. hoarseness
  30. inability to move the arms, legs, or facial muscles
  31. inability to speak
  32. indigestion
  33. inverted nipple
  34. irritation
  35. itching
  36. joint pain, stiffness, or swelling
  37. loss of appetite
  38. lump in the breast or under the arm
  39. migraine headache
  40. nausea
  41. pain or discomfort in the arms, jaw, back, or neck
  42. pain or feeling of pressure in the pelvis
  43. pain, redness, or swelling in the arm or leg
  44. pain, tenderness, or swelling of the foot or leg
  45. painful or tender cysts in the breasts
  46. pains in the stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back
  47. persistent crusting or scaling of the nipple
  48. poor insight and judgment
  49. problems with memory or speech
  50. rash
  51. rectal bleeding
  52. redness of the skin
  53. redness or swelling of the breast
  54. shortness of breath
  55. slow speech
  56. sore on the skin of the breast that does not heal
  57. stomach discomfort or upset
  58. sudden shortness of breath or troubled breathing
  59. sweating
  60. swelling of the abdominal or stomach area
  61. swelling of the eyelids, face, lips, hands, or feet
  62. tightness in the chest
  63. trouble recognizing objects
  64. trouble thinking and planning
  65. trouble walking
  66. troubled breathing or swallowing
  67. unpleasant breath odor
  68. vaginal bleeding
  69. vomiting
  70. vomiting of blood
  71. wheezing
  72. yellow eyes or skin

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. Back pain
  2. excess air or gas in the stomach or intestines
  3. itching of the vagina or genital area
  4. lack or loss of strength
  5. pain during sexual intercourse
  6. passing gas
  7. thick, white vaginal discharge with no odor or with a mild odor

Less common

  1. Increased clear or white vaginal discharge
  2. leg cramps

Incidence not known

  1. Blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  2. cramps
  3. decreased interest in sexual intercourse
  4. diarrhea
  5. difficulty with moving
  6. heavy bleeding
  7. hives or welts
  8. inability to have or keep an erection
  9. increased hair growth, especially on the face
  10. increased in sexual ability, desire, drive, or performance
  11. increased interest in sexual intercourse
  12. irritability
  13. itching of the vagina or outside genitals
  14. joint or muscle pain
  15. loss in sexual ability, desire, drive, or performance
  16. loss of scalp hair
  17. mental depression
  18. mood changes
  19. muscle stiffness
  20. pain
  21. pain during sexual intercourse
  22. pain in the ankles or knees
  23. painful, red lumps under the skin, mostly on the legs
  24. patchy brown or dark brown discoloration of the skin
  25. rash
  26. red, irritated eyes
  27. sores, ulcers, or white spots in the mouth or on the lips
  28. swelling of the breasts or breast soreness in both females and males
  29. thick, white curd-like vaginal discharge without odor or with mild odor
  30. unexpected or excess milk flow from the breasts
  31. weight 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.