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 or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

  1. Blindness
  2. blurred vision
  3. change in color vision
  4. decreased vision
  5. difficulty seeing at night
  6. eye pain, irritation or redness, or inflammation
  7. feeling of having something in the eye
  8. increased sensitivity of the eyes to sunlight
  9. painful irritation of the clear front part of the eye

Less common

  1. Drainage from the eyes
  2. eye discomfort
  3. seeing flashes or sparks of light
  4. seeing floating spots before the eyes, or a veil or curtain appearing across part of vision
  5. sensitivity of the eyes to light

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. Dry eyes
  2. headache

Less common

  1. Double vision
  2. redness, swelling, or itching of the eyelid
  3. seeing double
  4. watering of the eyes

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.