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:

Less common

  1. Burning, itching, redness, or stinging of the skin
  2. hives or welts, skin rash
  3. raised, dark red, wart-like spots on the skin, especially when used on the face

Rare

  1. Burning, itching, and pain in hairy areas, pus at the root of the hair

Incidence not known

  1. Darkening of the skin
  2. diarrhea
  3. dizziness
  4. fainting
  5. loss of appetite
  6. mental depression
  7. nausea
  8. thinning of the skin with easy bruising, especially when used on the face or where the skin folds together (eg, between the fingers)
  9. unusual tiredness or weakness
  10. 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. Body aches or pain
  2. change in hearing
  3. chills
  4. common cold
  5. cough
  6. difficulty with breathing
  7. dry skin
  8. ear congestion
  9. ear drainage
  10. earache or pain in the ear
  11. fever
  12. headache
  13. increased hair growth on the forehead, back, arms, and legs
  14. lightheadedness
  15. loss of voice
  16. nasal congestion
  17. runny nose
  18. sneezing
  19. sore throat

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.