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    deferiprone

    Side Effects

    List deferiprone side effects by likelihood and severity.

    The following side effects are associated with deferiprone:

    Common side effects of deferiprone:

    • Decreased Neutrophils a Type of White Blood CellSevere
    • Abnormal Urine ColorLess Severe
    • Feel Like Throwing UpLess Severe
    • Joint PainLess Severe
    • Stomach CrampsLess Severe
    • Throwing UpLess Severe

    Infrequent side effects of deferiprone:

    • RashSevere
    • BackacheLess Severe
    • DiarrheaLess Severe
    • Head PainLess Severe
    • Increased HungerLess Severe
    • IndigestionLess Severe
    • Loss of AppetiteLess Severe
    • Weight GainLess Severe

    Rare side effects of deferiprone:

    • Abnormal Liver Function TestsSevere
    • Abnormally Low Blood PressureSevere
    • Acquired Decrease of All Cells in the BloodSevere
    • Adult Respiratory Distress SyndromeSevere
    • Atrial FibrillationSevere
    • Blood Clot in LungSevere
    • Blood coming from AnusSevere
    • Deficiency of Granulocytes a Type of White Blood CellSevere
    • Disease of the Retina of the EyeSevere
    • Enlarged LiverSevere
    • FeverSevere
    • Hemorrhage in the BrainSevere
    • High Amount of Bilirubin in the BloodSevere
    • High Blood PressureSevere
    • HivesSevere
    • Increase in the Number of Platelets in the BloodSevere
    • InfectionSevere
    • Life Threatening Allergic ReactionSevere
    • PancreatitisSevere
    • SeizuresSevere
    • Small and Large Intestine InflammationSevere
    • Stomach or Intestinal UlcerSevere
    • Yellowing of Skin or Eyes from Liver ProblemsSevere
    • ChillsLess Severe
    • Coughing Up BloodLess Severe
    • Double VisionLess Severe
    • Excessive SweatingLess Severe
    • Fluid Accumulation Around the EyeLess Severe
    • Fluid Retention in the Legs, Feet, Arms or HandsLess Severe
    • NosebleedLess Severe
    • Optic Disk EdemaLess Severe
    • The Presence of Sugar in the UrineLess Severe
    • Throat IrritationLess Severe

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