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:
Signs of toxic shock syndrome—for cervical caps or diaphragms
sunburn-like skin rash that is followed by peeling of the skin
unusual redness of the inside of the nose, mouth, throat, vagina, or eyelids
Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:
For females and males
Skin rash, redness, irritation, or itching that does not go away within a short period of time
For females only
Cloudy or bloody urine
increased frequency of urination
pain in the bladder or lower abdomen
thick, white, or curd-like vaginal discharge—with use of cervical caps or diaphragms only
vaginal irritation, redness, rash, dryness, or whitish discharge
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:
Vaginal discharge (temporary)—with use of creams, foams, and suppositories
vaginal dryness or odor
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.