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Arestin Side Effects

What should I watch for?

Tell your doctor or health care professional if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse.

Do not treat diarrhea with over the counter products. Contact your doctor if you have diarrhea that lasts more than 2 days or if it is severe and watery.

This medicine can make you more sensitive to the sun. Keep out of the sun. If you cannot avoid being in the sun, wear protective clothing and use sunscreen. Do not use sun lamps or tanning beds/booths.

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Side Effects to watch for

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • breathing problems
  • fever or flu-like symptoms
  • muscle or joint pain
  • pain or swelling where treated
  • redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth
  • white patches or sores in the mouth

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • headache
  • sensitive where treated for up to 1 week after treatment
  • stomach upset
  • throat pain

What may interact with this drug?

Interactions are not expected.

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