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. Body aches or pain
  2. chills
  3. cough
  4. difficulty with breathing
  5. dry or productive cough
  6. ear congestion
  7. fever
  8. headache
  9. loss of voice
  10. sneezing
  11. sore throat
  12. stuffy or runny nose
  13. tightness in the chest
  14. unusual tiredness or weakness

Less common - patch only

  1. Blurred vision
  2. breakdown of the skin
  3. dizziness
  4. nervousness
  5. pain in the arms or legs
  6. pounding in the ears
  7. slow or fast heartbeat

Incidence not known - patch only

  1. Bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
  2. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  3. eye irritation or pain
  4. increased sensitivity to pain or touch
  5. scarring of the skin
  6. stabbing pain
  7. throat irritation
  8. unusual weight gain or loss

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. Muscle aches
  2. nausea
  3. pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones
  4. vomiting

Incidence not known - patch only

  1. Abnormal skin odor
  2. change in or 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.