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 or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

  1. Blindness
  2. bloody eye
  3. blurred vision or loss of vision
  4. decreased vision or other changes in vision
  5. disturbed color perception
  6. dizziness
  7. double vision
  8. dry eye
  9. eye pain
  10. fainting
  11. feeling of having something in the eye
  12. halos around lights
  13. headache
  14. night blindness
  15. overbright appearance of lights
  16. pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones
  17. red, sore eyes
  18. redness of the white part of the eyes or inside of the eyelids
  19. redness, swelling, or itching of the eyelid
  20. seeing flashes or sparks of light
  21. seeing floating spots before the eyes, or a veil or curtain appearing across part of vision
  22. sensitivity of the eye to light
  23. tearing of the eyes
  24. tunnel vision
  25. watering of the eyes

Less common

  1. Body aches or pain
  2. chest pain
  3. chills
  4. cough
  5. difficulty with breathing
  6. dry mouth
  7. fainting
  8. fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat
  9. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  10. head congestion
  11. hoarseness, loss of voice, or other voice changes
  12. loss of consciousness
  13. muscle aches and pains
  14. nasal congestion
  15. pain in the chest, groin, or legs, especially the calves
  16. painful blisters on the trunk of the body
  17. pale skin
  18. runny nose
  19. severe, sudden headache
  20. shivering
  21. shortness of breath
  22. slurred speech
  23. sneezing
  24. sore throat
  25. sudden loss of coordination
  26. sudden, severe weakness or numbness in the arm or leg
  27. sudden, unexplained shortness of breath
  28. sweating
  29. tightness in the chest
  30. trouble sleeping
  31. troubled breathing
  32. unexplained weight loss
  33. 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:

More common

  1. Back pain
  2. difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)
  3. difficulty with moving
  4. muscle stiffness
  5. swelling or redness in the joints

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.