What should I watch for?
Tell your doctor or health care professional if your symptoms do not improve within one week. Tell your doctor or health care professional if you are exposed to 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
dryness or soreness of the throat
lightening of normal skin color
lightening of treated areas of dark skin
stuffy or runny nose
tender, swollen glands in the neck
unusual tiredness or weakness
accumulation of pus
blistering, crusting, irritation, itching, or reddening of the skin
burning and itching of the skin with pinhead-sized red blisters
change in hearing
cracked, dry, scaly skin
flushing or redness of the skin
darkening of the skin
itching, scaling, severe redness, soreness, or swelling of the skin
itchy, raised, round, smooth, skin-colored bumps found on just one area of the body
ooze thick white fluid
raised, dark red, wart-like spots on skin, especially when used on the face
redness or swelling in the ear
skin rash, encrusted, scaly and oozing
spots on your skin resembling a blister or pimple
swollen, red, tender area of infection
thickened patches of the skin
Incidence not known
Redness and scaling around the mouth
thinning, weakness, or wasting away of the skin
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:
Changes in skin color
Incidence not known
increased hair growth on the forehead, back, arms, and legs
reddish purple lines on the arms, face, legs, trunk, or groin
softening of the skin
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.