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. White patches in mouth and throat

Less common

  1. Diarrhea
  2. ear ache
  3. fever
  4. lower abdominal pain
  5. nausea
  6. pain on passing urine
  7. redness or discharge of the eye, eyelid, or lining of the eye
  8. shortness of breath
  9. sore throat
  10. trouble in swallowing
  11. vaginal discharge (creamy white) and itching
  12. vomiting


  1. Blindness, blurred vision, eye pain
  2. large hives
  3. bone fractures
  4. diabetes mellitus [increased hunger, thirst, or urination]
  5. excess facial hair in women
  6. fullness or roundness of face, neck, and trunk
  7. growth reduction in children or adolescents
  8. heart problems
  9. high blood pressure
  10. hives and skin rash
  11. impotence in males
  12. lack of menstrual periods
  13. muscle wasting
  14. numbness and weakness of hands and feet
  15. weakness
  16. swelling of face, lips, or eyelids
  17. tightness in chest, troubled breathing, or wheezing

Incidence not known

  1. Difficulty breathing
  2. difficulty swallowing
  3. dizziness
  4. fast heartbeat
  5. growth rate decreased in children and teenagers
  6. itching, puffiness, or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  7. noisy breathing
  8. swelling of the mouth or throat

Symptoms of overdose

  1. Darkening of skin
  2. fainting
  3. loss of appetite
  4. mental depression
  5. unusual tiredness or weakness

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:

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.