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. Pain, burning, itching, redness, or swelling at the application site

Less common

  1. Bleeding during lesion preparation

Incidence not known

  1. difficulty seeing at night
  2. double vision
  3. increased sensitivity of the eyes to sunlight
  4. red, sore eyes
  5. seeing double
  6. swelling of the eyelids

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. Burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, “pins and needles,” stinging, or tingling feelings
  2. darkening of the treated skin
  3. lightening of the treated skin
  4. scaling or crusting
  5. skin sore
  6. small red raised itchy bumps
  7. swelling of the skin

Less common

  1. Blister
  2. oozing
  3. open sore on the skin
  4. pain
  5. pus filled blister or pimple
  6. raw skin
  7. scabbing
  8. tenderness

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.