Side Effects

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. Body aches or pain
  2. congestion
  3. cough
  4. difficulty with breathing
  5. dryness or soreness of the throat
  6. fever
  7. hoarseness
  8. runny nose
  9. tender, swollen glands in the neck
  10. trouble swallowing
  11. voice changes

Incidence not known

  1. Attack, assault, or force
  2. blindness
  3. blurred vision
  4. changes in behavior
  5. chills
  6. darkening of the skin
  7. decreased vision
  8. diarrhea
  9. dizziness
  10. eye pain
  11. fainting
  12. headache
  13. loss of appetite
  14. lower back or side pain
  15. mental depression
  16. nausea
  17. painful or difficult urination
  18. skin rash
  19. sore mouth or tongue
  20. tearing
  21. thoughts of killing oneself
  22. unusual tiredness or weakness
  23. vomiting
  24. white patches in the mouth or on the tongue

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. Cramps
  2. heavy bleeding
  3. pain
  4. pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones
  5. stuffy or runny nose
  6. tightness of the chest

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.