What should I watch for?
Tell your doctor or healthcare professional if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse.
You may get drowsy or dizzy. Drinking alcohol or taking medicine that causes drowsiness can make this worse. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you.
This medicine may increase your risk of getting an infection. Tell your doctor or health care professional if you are around anyone with measles or chickenpox, or if you develop sores or blisters that do not heal properly.
Common and Rare Side Effects
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:
body aches or pain
cough or hoarseness
difficulty with breathing
dryness or soreness of the throat
loss of voice
tender, swollen glands in the neck
unusual tiredness or weakness
Incidence not known
bloody mucus or unexplained nosebleeds
darkening of the skin
delayed wound healing
difficult or labored breathing
fast, irregular, pounding, or racing heartbeat or pulse
lack or slowing of normal growth in children
large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
loss of appetite
nausea or vomiting
puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
sore mouth or tongue
sores inside the nose
tightness in the chest
white patches in the mouth or on the tongue
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:
Change in taste
loss of taste
Incidence not known
Burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
burning, dry, or itching eyes
change in sense of smell
changes in vision
discharge or excessive tearing
hives or welts
irritation at the application site
loss of smell
mental or mood changes
redness of the skin
redness, pain, swelling of the eye, eyelid, or inner lining of the eyelid
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.