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:

Less common

  1. Blistering, burning, crusting, dryness, or flaking of the skin
  2. burning, itching, redness, skin rash, swelling, or soreness at the application site
  3. flushing or redness of the skin
  4. irritation
  5. itching, scaling, severe redness, soreness, or swelling of the skin
  6. peeling of the skin
  7. raised, dark red, wart-like spots on the skin, especially when used on the face
  8. stinging and burning
  9. unusually warm skin

Incidence not known

  1. Redness and scaling around the mouth
  2. thinning of the skin with easy bruising, especially when used on the face or where the skin folds together (e.g., between the fingers)

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. 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

Less common

  1. Cold flu-like symptoms
  2. congestion
  3. cough
  4. hoarseness
  5. irritability
  6. noisy breathing
  7. shortness of breath
  8. tender, swollen glands in the neck
  9. tightness in the chest
  10. trouble with swallowing
  11. voice changes
  12. wheezing

Incidence not known

  1. Acne or pimples
  2. burning and itching of the skin with pinhead-sized red blisters
  3. burning, itching, and pain in hairy areas, or pus at the root of the hair
  4. lightening of normal skin color
  5. lightening of treated areas of dark skin
  6. reddish purple lines on the arms, face, legs, trunk, or groin

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.