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. Skin rash, encrusted, scaly, and oozing
  2. stinging

Less common

  1. Burning, itching, redness, skin rash, swelling, or soreness at the application site
  2. cough or hoarseness
  3. dry skin
  4. fever or chills
  5. itching in the genital or other skin areas
  6. lower back or side pain
  7. painful or difficult urination
  8. rash
  9. rash with flat lesions or small raised lesions on the skin
  10. skin irritation

Incidence not known

  1. Blistering, burning, crusting, dryness, or flaking of the skin
  2. itching, scaling, severe redness, soreness, or swelling of the skin
  3. redness and scaling around the mouth
  4. thinning of the skin with easy bruising, especially when used on facial or intertriginous areas

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. Diarrhea
  2. indigestion
  3. loss of appetite
  4. nausea or vomiting
  5. passing of gas
  6. stomach pain, fullness, or discomfort

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. increased hair growth on the forehead, back, arms, and legs
  5. lightening of normal skin color
  6. lightening of treated areas of dark skin
  7. reddish purple lines on the arms, face, legs, trunk, or groin
  8. softening of the skin

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.