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:

Incidence not known

  1. Acid or sour stomach
  2. anxiety
  3. backache
  4. belching
  5. change in vaginal discharge
  6. chest pain or discomfort
  7. clear or bloody discharge from the nipple
  8. confusion
  9. cough
  10. difficulty with speaking
  11. difficulty with swallowing
  12. dimpling of the breast skin
  13. dizziness or lightheadedness
  14. double vision
  15. fainting
  16. fast heartbeat
  17. full or bloated feeling or pressure in the stomach
  18. headache
  19. heartburn
  20. hives, itching, or rash
  21. inability to move the arms, legs, or facial muscles
  22. inability to speak
  23. indigestion
  24. inverted nipple
  25. loss of appetite
  26. lump in the breast or under the arm
  27. nausea
  28. pain or discomfort in the arms, jaw, back, or neck
  29. pain or feeling of pressure in the pelvis
  30. pain, redness, or swelling in the arm or leg
  31. persistent crusting or scaling of the nipple
  32. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  33. redness or swelling of the breast
  34. slow speech
  35. sore on the skin of the breast that does not heal
  36. stomach discomfort, upset, or pain
  37. sudden shortness of breath or troubled breathing
  38. sweating
  39. swelling of the abdominal or stomach area
  40. tightness in the chest
  41. unusual tiredness or weakness
  42. vaginal bleeding
  43. 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:

More common

  1. Back pain
  2. body aches or pain
  3. breast pain
  4. burning, itching, redness, skin rash, swelling, or soreness at the application site
  5. chills
  6. discouragement
  7. ear congestion
  8. feeling sad or empty
  9. fever
  10. heavy nonmenstrual vaginal bleeding
  11. irritability
  12. loss of interest or pleasure
  13. loss of voice
  14. nasal congestion
  15. runny nose
  16. sneezing
  17. sore throat
  18. tiredness
  19. trouble concentrating
  20. trouble sleeping

Less common

  1. Bladder pain
  2. bloody or cloudy urine
  3. blurred vision
  4. cough producing mucus
  5. diarrhea
  6. difficult, burning, or painful urination
  7. difficulty with moving
  8. dizziness
  9. excess air or gas in the stomach or intestines
  10. frequent urge to urinate
  11. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  12. itching of the vagina or genital area
  13. joint pain
  14. lower back or side pain
  15. muscle aches and pains
  16. muscle pain or stiffness
  17. pain during sexual intercourse
  18. pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones
  19. passing gas
  20. pounding in the ears
  21. shivering
  22. slow or fast heartbeat
  23. sweating
  24. weight gain

Incidence not known

  1. Hair loss or thinning of the hair
  2. pressure in the stomach
  3. swelling of the abdominal or stomach area

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.