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:

Less common

  1. Burning, itching, and pain in hairy areas
  2. burning sensation of the skin
  3. flushing or redness of the skin
  4. itching skin
  5. pus at the root of the hair
  6. red, scaling, or crusted skin
  7. scaly rash
  8. skin irritation
  9. thinning of the skin with easy bruising
  10. unusually warm skin


  1. Body aches or pain
  2. chills
  3. cough
  4. darkening of the skin
  5. diarrhea
  6. difficulty with breathing
  7. ear congestion
  8. fever
  9. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  10. headache
  11. joint pain
  12. lightening of normal skin color
  13. lightening of the treated areas of dark skin
  14. loss of appetite
  15. loss of voice
  16. muscle aches and pains
  17. nasal congestion
  18. nausea
  19. raised, dark red, or wart-like spots on skin
  20. red, sore eyes
  21. runny nose
  22. shivering
  23. sneezing
  24. sore throat
  25. spots on your skin that look like a blister or pimple
  26. sweating
  27. trouble sleeping
  28. unusual tiredness or weakness
  29. vomiting
  30. worsening of the psoriasis

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. Bruising
  2. large, flat, blue, or purplish patches in the skin
  3. pain


  1. Blemishes on the skin
  2. pimples

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.