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. congestion
  3. cough
  4. dryness or soreness of the throat
  5. fever
  6. headache
  7. hoarseness
  8. lightening of normal skin color
  9. lightening of treated areas of dark skin
  10. sore throat
  11. stuffy or runny nose
  12. tender, swollen glands in the neck
  13. trouble swallowing
  14. unusual tiredness or weakness
  15. voice changes

Less common

  1. Acne or pimples
  2. accumulation of pus
  3. blistering, crusting, irritation, itching, or reddening of the skin
  4. burning, itching, and pain in hairy areas, or pus at the root of the hair
  5. burning and itching of the skin with pinhead-sized red blisters
  6. change in hearing
  7. cracked, dry, scaly skin
  8. diarrhea
  9. dry skin
  10. earache or pain in the ear
  11. ear drainage
  12. flushing or redness of the skin
  13. darkening of the skin
  14. itching, scaling, severe redness, soreness, or swelling of the skin
  15. itchy, raised, round, smooth, skin-colored bumps found on just one area of the body
  16. ooze thick white fluid
  17. raised, dark red, wart-like spots on skin, especially when used on the face
  18. redness or swelling in the ear
  19. skin irritation
  20. skin rash, encrusted, scaly and oozing
  21. spots on your skin resembling a blister or pimple
  22. swelling
  23. swollen, red, tender area of infection
  24. thickened patches of the skin
  25. vomiting

Incidence not known

  1. Redness and scaling around the mouth
  2. thinning, weakness, or wasting away of the 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. Changes in skin color
  2. shiny skin

Incidence not known

  1. increased hair growth on the forehead, back, arms, and legs
  2. reddish purple lines on the arms, face, legs, trunk, or groin
  3. softening of the skin

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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