Side Effects

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:


  1. Change in hearing
  2. ear drainage
  3. earache or pain in the ear
  4. fever
  5. loss of balance

Incidence not known

  1. Chest pain or discomfort
  2. cold, clammy, pale skin
  3. confusion
  4. dizziness
  5. fast heartbeat
  6. hearing loss
  7. hives or welts, itching, or skin rash
  8. hoarseness
  9. irregular heartbeats
  10. irritation
  11. joint pain, stiffness, or swelling
  12. large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  13. loss of consciousness
  14. redness of the skin
  15. ringing or buzzing or other unexplained noise in the ears
  16. trouble breathing or swallowing
  17. weakness

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:

Incidence not known

  1. Change in taste
  2. feeling of warmth
  3. headache
  4. loss of taste
  5. redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest
  6. tingling in the ears
  7. white patches in the mouth or throat or on the tongue
  8. white patches with diaper rash

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.