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. Burning or stinging in eye
  2. drainage from the eye
  3. redness, swelling, and/or itching of eye and eyelid

Less common

  1. Blurred vision
  2. chest pain or discomfort
  3. confusion
  4. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up from a lying or sitting position suddenly
  5. shortness of breath
  6. slow or irregular heartbeat
  7. sweating
  8. unusual tiredness or weakness


  1. Eye pain
  2. headache
  3. hives or welts
  4. itching skin
  5. redness of skin
  6. shakiness and unsteady walk
  7. skin rash
  8. tearing
  9. unsteadiness, trembling, or other problems with muscle control or coordination
  10. unusual drowsiness, dullness, or feeling of sluggishness

Incidence not determined

  1. Blistering, peeling, loosening of skin
  2. blue lips, fingernails, or skin
  3. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  4. chills
  5. cough
  6. decreased urine output
  7. diarrhea
  8. difficult or labored breathing
  9. difficulty in chewing, swallowing, or talking
  10. dilated neck veins
  11. disturbed color perception
  12. double vision
  13. drooping eyelids
  14. extreme fatigue
  15. fast, pounding, or racing heartbeat or pulse
  16. fever
  17. halos around lights
  18. hoarseness
  19. inability to speak
  20. irregular, fast or slow, or shallow breathing
  21. irritation
  22. joint pain, stiffness, or swelling
  23. muscle pain
  24. muscle weakness
  25. night blindness
  26. no blood pressure or pulse
  27. noisy breathing
  28. overbright appearance of lights
  29. red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  30. seeing double
  31. seizures
  32. severe numbness, especially on one side of the face or body
  33. severe or sudden headache
  34. severe tiredness
  35. slurred speech
  36. sore throat
  37. sores, ulcers, or white spots in mouth or on lips
  38. stopping of heart
  39. swelling of eyelids, face, lips, hands, fingers, feet, or lower legs
  40. temporary blindness
  41. tightness in chest
  42. troubled breathing
  43. tunnel vision
  44. unconsciousness
  45. weakness in arm and/or leg on one side of the body, sudden and severe
  46. weight gain
  47. wheezing

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:

Incidence not determined

  1. Decreased interest in sexual intercourse
  2. discouragement
  3. feeling sad or empty
  4. inability to have or keep an erection
  5. irritability
  6. lack of appetite
  7. lack or loss of strength
  8. loss in sexual ability, desire, drive, or performance
  9. loss of interest or pleasure
  10. nausea
  11. stuffy nose
  12. tiredness
  13. trouble concentrating
  14. trouble sleeping

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.