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. Bloody eye
  2. blurred vision or any other change in vision
  3. eye redness, irritation, or pain
  4. redness of the eye


  1. Body aches or pain
  2. burning and stinging of the eye
  3. change in color vision
  4. chills
  5. cough
  6. diarrhea
  7. difficulty in breathing
  8. difficulty seeing at night
  9. difficulty swallowing
  10. dizziness
  11. dry eye
  12. ear congestion
  13. excessive tearing
  14. eyelid discomfort, swelling, or redness
  15. fast heartbeat
  16. fever
  17. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  18. headache
  19. hives, itching, skin rash
  20. increased sensitivity of the eyes to sunlight
  21. joint pain
  22. loss of appetite
  23. loss of voice
  24. nausea
  25. painful irritation of the clear front part of the eye
  26. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  27. runny or stuffy nose
  28. shivering
  29. sneezing
  30. sore throat
  31. sweating
  32. tightness in the chest
  33. trouble sleeping
  34. unusual tiredness or weakness
  35. 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. Eye itching
  2. pain and discomfort at the instillation site

Less common

  1. Increase in brown color in the colored part of the eye
  2. redness of the white part of the eyes or the inside of the eyelids


  1. Back pain
  2. crusting in the corner of the eye
  3. difficulty in moving
  4. discoloration of the white part of the eye
  5. feeling of having something in the eye
  6. joint pain or swelling
  7. muscle pain, cramps, or stiffness

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.