Side Effects

Drug information provided by: IBM Micromedex

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. Cracking of the skin
  2. flushing, redness of the skin
  3. pain and itching at the application site
  4. redness, blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  5. skin ulcers
  6. swelling of the skin
  7. unusually warm skin

Less common

  1. Burning, dry, or itching eyes
  2. discharge or excessive tearing
  3. eye pain
  4. infection at the application site
  5. redness, pain, or swelling of the eye, eyelid, or inner lining of the eyelid
  6. swelling around the eyes

Incidence not known

  1. Burning, crusting, dryness, flaking of the skin
  2. chills
  3. cough
  4. diarrhea
  5. fast heartbeat
  6. fever
  7. hoarseness
  8. irritations
  9. itching, scaling, severe redness, or soreness of the skin
  10. joint or muscle pain
  11. painful blisters on the trunk of the body
  12. persistent non-healing sore
  13. pink growth
  14. red irritated eyes
  15. red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  16. reddish patch or irritated area
  17. redness, irritation, or itching of the eye, eyelid, or inner lining of the eyelid
  18. shiny bump
  19. sore throat
  20. sores, ulcers, or white spots in the mouth or on the lips
  21. tightness in the chest
  22. trouble breathing or swallowing
  23. unusual tiredness or weakness
  24. white, yellow or waxy scar-like area

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. Headache
  2. muscle aches
  3. stuffy or runny nose

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.