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. Bladder pain
  2. bloody or cloudy urine
  3. change in the color, amount, or odor of vaginal discharge
  4. difficult, burning, or painful urination
  5. frequent urge to urinate
  6. itching, stinging, or redness of the vaginal area
  7. lower back or side pain
  8. pain during sexual intercourse

Less common

  1. Discharge with a strong odor from the penis
  2. increased volume of pale, dilute urine
  3. redness, itching, swelling, or pain around the penis
  4. waking to urinate at night


  1. Anxiety
  2. blurred vision
  3. chills
  4. cold sweats
  5. confusion
  6. decreased urination
  7. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  8. fast heartbeat
  9. headache
  10. increased hunger
  11. nausea
  12. nightmares
  13. rapid breathing
  14. seizures
  15. shakiness
  16. slurred speech
  17. sweating
  18. unusual tiredness or weakness

Incidence not known

  1. Dry mouth
  2. fever
  3. flushed, dry skin
  4. fruit-like breath odor
  5. increased thirst
  6. itching, skin rash
  7. large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or genitals
  8. loss of appetite
  9. loss of consciousness
  10. pain, tenderness, redness, or swelling of the area between the anus and genitals
  11. redness of the skin
  12. stomach pain
  13. sunken eyes
  14. trouble breathing
  15. unexplained weight loss
  16. vomiting
  17. weight gain
  18. wrinkled skin

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. Body aches or pain
  2. cough
  3. loss of voice
  4. muscle pain or stiffness
  5. runny or stuffy nose
  6. sneezing

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.

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