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. Body aches or pain
  2. chills
  3. cough
  4. difficulty in breathing
  5. ear congestion
  6. fever
  7. headache
  8. loss of voice
  9. muscle aches
  10. nasal congestion
  11. pain or tenderness around eyes and cheekbones
  12. shortness of breath or troubled breathing
  13. sneezing
  14. sore throat
  15. stuffy or runny nose
  16. tightness of chest or wheezing
  17. unusual tiredness or weakness


  1. Sore mouth or tongue
  2. white patches in mouth and/or on tongue

Incidence not known

  1. Blindness
  2. blurred vision
  3. creamy white, curd-like patches in mouth or throat
  4. darkening of skin
  5. decreased vision
  6. diarrhea
  7. dizziness
  8. eye pain
  9. fainting
  10. hoarseness
  11. lack or slowing of normal growth in children
  12. large, hive-like swelling on face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  13. loss of appetite
  14. lower back or side pain
  15. mental depression
  16. nausea
  17. pain when eating or swallowing
  18. painful or difficult urination
  19. skin rash
  20. tearing
  21. vomiting

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. Back pain
  2. difficulty in moving
  3. muscle pain or stiffness
  4. pain in arms or legs
  5. pain in joints


  1. Chest discomfort
  2. dry mouth or throat
  3. 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.