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:

More common

  1. Blurred or loss of vision
  2. burning, dry, or itching eyes
  3. discharge or excessive tearing
  4. disturbed color perception
  5. double vision
  6. halos around lights
  7. headache
  8. itching of the eye
  9. night blindness
  10. overbright appearance of lights
  11. redness of the eye or inner lining of the eyelid
  12. swelling of the eyelid
  13. tearing of the eye
  14. tunnel vision

Less common

  1. Ache or pain in the eye
  2. blindness
  3. bloody eye
  4. blurred vision or other change in vision
  5. change in color vision
  6. confusion
  7. decreased vision
  8. difficult or labored breathing
  9. difficulty seeing at night
  10. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  11. drainage from the eye
  12. fainting
  13. fast heartbeat
  14. feeling of something in the eye
  15. gradual blurring or loss of vision
  16. increased blood pressure
  17. increased sensitivity of the eye to light
  18. mental depression
  19. muscle pain
  20. nausea
  21. oozing in the eye
  22. redness, swelling, or itching of the eye or eyelid
  23. runny or stuffy nose
  24. seeing flashes or sparks of light
  25. seeing floating dark spots or material before eyes
  26. seeing floating spots before the eyes or a veil or curtain appearing across part of vision
  27. skin rash
  28. sneezing
  29. sweating
  30. swelling of the eye
  31. tightness in the chest
  32. unusual tiredness or weakness
  33. vomiting
  34. watery eyes

Incidence not known

  1. Bluish lips or skin
  2. chest pain or discomfort
  3. confusion
  4. fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
  5. feeling of warmth or heat
  6. flushing or redness of the skin, especially on the face and neck
  7. irregular, fast, slow, or shallow breathing
  8. low body temperature
  9. muscle aches or weakness
  10. shivering
  11. slow or irregular heartbeat
  12. weak or feeble pulse
  13. weight gain

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, stinging, or tearing of the eye
  2. drowsiness or tiredness
  3. dryness of the mouth

Less common

  1. Anxiety
  2. bad, unusual, or unpleasant (after) taste
  3. belching
  4. body aches or pain
  5. change in taste
  6. chills
  7. congestion
  8. cough
  9. cough producing mucus
  10. crusting on the eyelid or on the corner of the eye
  11. diarrhea
  12. difficulty breathing
  13. discoloration of the white part of the eye
  14. dryness of the eye
  15. dryness or soreness of the throat
  16. fever
  17. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  18. hoarseness
  19. indigestion
  20. joint pain
  21. lack or loss of strength
  22. large amounts of cholesterol in the blood
  23. lid disorder
  24. loss of appetite
  25. muscle aches and pains
  26. pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones
  27. paleness of the eye or inner lining of the eyelid
  28. passing of gas
  29. pounding heartbeat
  30. rash
  31. shivering
  32. sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
  33. sneezing
  34. sore throat
  35. stomach discomfort, fullness, upset, or pain
  36. tender, swollen glands in the neck
  37. trouble with sleeping
  38. trouble with swallowing
  39. troubled breathing
  40. unable to sleep
  41. voice changes

Incidence not known

  1. Constricted, pinpoint, or small pupils (black part of the eye)
  2. redness of the skin
  3. sensitivity to light
  4. throbbing pain
  5. unusual drowsiness, dullness, or feeling of sluggishness
  6. unusual weak feeling
  7. unusually warm skin

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.