Side Effects

Drug information provided by: Merative, 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.

Incidence not known
  1. Blistering, peeling, loosening of skin
  2. chills
  3. convulsions
  4. difficulty swallowing
  5. fast heartbeat
  6. hives or welts
  7. increased sensitivity of skin to sunlight
  8. itching, redness or other discoloration of skin
  9. joint or muscle pain
  10. large, hive-like swelling on face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, sex organs
  11. loss of bladder control
  12. muscle spasm or jerking of all extremities
  13. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  14. rash
  15. red, irritated eyes
  16. red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  17. seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there
  18. severe mental changes
  19. severe sunburn
  20. shortness of breath
  21. skin rash
  22. sores, ulcers or white spots in mouth or on lips
  23. sudden loss of consciousness
  24. tightness in chest
  25. unusual tiredness or weakness
  26. 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:

More common

  1. Abdominal pain
  2. back pain
  3. coughing
  4. diarrhea
  5. dreams
  6. fever
  7. headache
  8. itching skin
  9. lack of or loss of strength
  10. nausea
  11. muscle pain
  12. sore throat
  13. sores in mouth
  14. sneezing
  15. vomiting

Less common

  1. Acid or sour stomach
  2. belching
  3. blurred or loss of vision
  4. disturbed color perception
  5. dizziness
  6. double vision
  7. flu like symptoms
  8. halos around lights
  9. heartburn
  10. indigestion
  11. loss of appetite
  12. night blindness
  13. overbright appearance of lights
  14. sleeplessness
  15. stomach discomfort, upset or pain
  16. trouble sleeping
  17. tunnel vision
  18. unable to sleep
  19. weight loss


  1. Discouragement
  2. fear
  3. feeling sad or empty
  4. irritability
  5. lack of appetite
  6. loss of interest or pleasure
  7. nervousness
  8. trouble concentrating

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.

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