Many medications can cause side effects. A side effect is an unwanted response to a medication when it is taken in normal doses. Side effects can be mild or severe, temporary or permanent. The side effects listed below are not experienced by everyone who takes this medication. If you are concerned about side effects, discuss the risks and benefits of this medication with your doctor.
The following side effects have been reported by at least 1% of people taking this medication. Many of these side effects can be managed, and some may go away on their own over time.
Contact your doctor if you experience these side effects and they are severe or bothersome. Your pharmacist may be able to advise you on managing side effects.
- increased redness or scaling of the skin sores
- skin rash
Although most of these side effects listed below don't happen very often, they could lead to serious problems if you do not check with your doctor or seek medical attention.
Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:
- blood-containing blisters on the skin
- burning and itching of the skin
- lack of healing of the skin condition
- numbness in the fingers
- painful, red or itchy, pus-containing blisters in hair follicles
- raised, dark-red, wart-like spots on the skin, especially when used on the face
- skin infection
- thinning of the skin with easy bruising
Stop taking the medication and seek immediate medical attention if any of the following occur:
- any loss of hearing
- itching, rash, redness, swelling, or other sign of skin irritation not present before use of this medication
Some people may experience side effects other than those listed. Check with your doctor if you notice any symptom that worries you while you are taking this medication.