Side Effects

Drug information provided by: IBM 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

Rare

  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. nausea
  18. raised, dark red, or wart-like spots on the skin
  19. red, sore eyes
  20. shivering
  21. sneezing
  22. sore throat
  23. spots on your skin that look like a blister or pimple
  24. stuffy or runny nose
  25. sweating
  26. trouble sleeping
  27. unusual tiredness or weakness
  28. vomiting
  29. worsening of psoriasis

Incidence not known

  1. Blindness
  2. blurred vision
  3. burning and itching of the skin with pinhead-sized red blisters
  4. decreased vision
  5. eye pain
  6. tearing

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

Rare

  1. Blemishes on the skin
  2. pimples

Incidence not known

  1. Dryness of the skin
  2. reddish purple lines on the arms, face, legs, trunk, or groin
  3. redness and scaling around the mouth

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.