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 - all forms

  1. Burning, itching, dryness, pain, redness, swelling, or soreness at the application site

Less common - all forms

  1. Cough
  2. cough-producing mucus
  3. difficulty with breathing
  4. shortness of breath or troubled breathing
  5. sore throat
  6. stuffy or runny nose
  7. tightness in the chest or wheezing

Less common - patch only

  1. Blurred vision
  2. dizziness
  3. headache
  4. nervousness
  5. pounding in the ears
  6. slow or fast heartbeat

Incidence not known - patch only

  1. Bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
  2. increased sensitivity to pain
  3. increased sensitivity to touch
  4. rapid weight gain
  5. tingling in the hands and feet
  6. unsteadiness or awkwardness
  7. unusual weight gain or loss
  8. weakness in the arms, hands, legs, or feet

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 - patch only

  1. Fever
  2. muscle aches
  3. nausea
  4. pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones
  5. unusual tiredness or weakness
  6. vomiting

Incidence not known - patch only

  1. Abnormal skin color
  2. change in taste
  3. loss of taste

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.