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 immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

  1. Blurred vision
  2. discoloration of the white part of the eye
  3. eye irritation or redness

Less common

  1. Decreased vision
  2. eye pain
  3. eyes sensitive to light
  4. red, sore eyes


  1. Burning, dry, or itching eyes
  2. discharge or excessive tearing
  3. hives or welts
  4. redness, pain, or swelling of the eye, eyelid, or inner lining of the eyelid
  5. skin rash

Incidence not known

  1. Chest pain or discomfort
  2. constricted, pinpoint, or small pupils (black part of the eye)
  3. fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
  4. fever
  5. hoarseness
  6. irritation
  7. itching
  8. joint pain, stiffness, or swelling
  9. lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting
  10. redness of the skin
  11. shortness of breath
  12. slow or irregular heartbeat
  13. swelling of the eyelids, face, lips, hands, or feet
  14. tearing
  15. throbbing pain
  16. tightness in the chest
  17. troubled breathing or swallowing
  18. unusual tiredness

Get emergency help immediately if any of the following symptoms of overdose occur:

Symptoms of overdose

  1. Confusion
  2. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  3. muscle cramps or pain
  4. numbness, tingling, pain, or weakness in the hands or feet
  5. seizures
  6. sweating
  7. trembling
  8. weakness and heaviness of the legs

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 and stinging sensation
  2. change in color vision
  3. change in taste
  4. difficulty seeing at night
  5. drowsiness
  6. feeling of having something in the eye
  7. headache
  8. increase in blood flow to the whites of the eyes
  9. increased sensitivity of the eyes to sunlight
  10. lack or loss of strength
  11. loss of taste
  12. paleness of the eye or inner lining of the eyelid
  13. redness and tiny bumps on the lining of the eyelid

Less common

  1. Dry eyes
  2. dry mouth
  3. muscle pain
  4. runny nose
  5. sneezing
  6. stuffy nose
  7. trouble sleeping


  1. Acid or sour stomach
  2. belching
  3. body aches or pain
  4. congestion
  5. cough
  6. crusting in the corner of the eye
  7. diarrhea
  8. double vision
  9. dryness or soreness of the throat
  10. excessive muscle tone
  11. hair loss or thinning of the hair
  12. heartburn
  13. hoarseness
  14. indigestion
  15. muscle stiffness
  16. muscle tension or tightness
  17. nausea
  18. stomach discomfort, upset, or pain
  19. tender, swollen glands in the neck
  20. tightness in the chest
  21. voice changes

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.