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. Bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
  2. heavy non-menstrual vaginal bleeding
  3. itching of the vagina or genital area
  4. pain during sexual intercourse
  5. rapid weight gain
  6. thick, white vaginal discharge with no odor or with a mild odor
  7. tingling of the hands or feet
  8. unusual weight gain or loss

Less common

  1. Cough or hoarseness
  2. fever or chills
  3. lower back or side pain
  4. painful or difficult urination

Incidence not known

  1. Abdominal or stomach bloating or fullness
  2. abdominal or stomach pain
  3. blurred vision
  4. change in vaginal discharge
  5. clay-colored stools
  6. clear or bloody discharge from the nipple
  7. dark urine
  8. diarrhea
  9. dimpling of the breast skin
  10. dizziness
  11. gaseous abdominal or stomach pain
  12. headache, severe and throbbing
  13. hives
  14. hoarseness
  15. inverted nipple
  16. irritation
  17. itching
  18. joint pain, stiffness or swelling
  19. large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  20. loss of appetite
  21. lump in the breast or under the arm
  22. nausea and vomiting
  23. nervousness
  24. pain or feeling of pressure in the pelvis
  25. persistent crusting or scaling of the nipple
  26. pounding in the ears
  27. rash
  28. recurrent fever
  29. redness of the skin
  30. redness or swelling of the breast
  31. severe cramping of the uterus
  32. slow or fast heartbeat
  33. sore on the skin of the breast that does not heal
  34. swelling of the eyelids, face, lips, hands, or feet
  35. tightness in the chest
  36. troubled breathing or swallowing
  37. unpleasant breath odor
  38. unusual tiredness or weakness
  39. vaginal bleeding
  40. vomiting of blood
  41. 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. Acid or sour stomach
  2. back pain
  3. belching
  4. body aches or pain
  5. breast pain
  6. burning, itching, redness, skin rash, swelling, or soreness at the application site
  7. congestion
  8. cramps
  9. difficulty with moving
  10. discouragement
  11. dryness or soreness of the throat
  12. excess air or gas in the stomach or intestines
  13. feeling sad or empty
  14. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  15. headache
  16. heartburn
  17. heavy bleeding
  18. increased clear or white vaginal discharge
  19. indigestion
  20. irritability
  21. lack or loss of strength
  22. loss of interest or pleasure
  23. muscle aches and pains
  24. muscle stiffness
  25. pain during sexual intercourse
  26. pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones
  27. passing gas
  28. shivering
  29. sneezing
  30. stomach discomfort or upset
  31. stuffy or runny nose
  32. sweating
  33. tender, swollen glands in the neck
  34. thick, white vaginal discharge with no odor or with a mild odor
  35. tiredness
  36. trouble concentrating
  37. trouble sleeping

Less common

  1. Blemishes on the skin
  2. difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)
  3. longer or heavier menstrual periods
  4. pimples

Incidence not known

  1. Burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  2. change in color of the treated skin
  3. decreased interest in sexual intercourse
  4. dizziness or lightheadedness
  5. dull ache or feeling of pressure or heaviness in the legs
  6. feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
  7. inability to have or keep an erection
  8. increased in sexual ability, desire, drive, or performance
  9. increased interest in sexual intercourse
  10. itching skin near damaged veins
  11. loss in sexual ability, desire, drive, or performance
  12. sensation of spinning
  13. weight gain

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.