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zidovudine

Side Effects

List zidovudine side effects by likelihood and severity.

The following side effects are associated with zidovudine:

Common side effects of zidovudine:

  • AnemiaSevere
  • Decreased Neutrophils a Type of White Blood CellSevere
  • Decreased White Blood CellsSevere
  • Abnormal Fat Distribution associated with HIVLess Severe
  • Chronic Trouble SleepingLess Severe
  • Feel Like Throwing UpLess Severe
  • Head PainLess Severe
  • Loss of AppetiteLess Severe
  • Muscle PainLess Severe
  • Not Feeling WellLess Severe
  • Throwing UpLess Severe

Infrequent side effects of zidovudine:

  • ChillsLess Severe
  • CoughLess Severe
  • Discoloration of NailLess Severe
  • Disease of the NervesLess Severe
  • FeverLess Severe
  • IndigestionLess Severe
  • Joint PainLess Severe
  • Low EnergyLess Severe
  • Stomach CrampsLess Severe

Rare side effects of zidovudine:

  • Decreased Blood PlateletsSevere
  • Deficiency of Granulocytes a Type of White Blood CellSevere
  • Enlarged Fatty LiverSevere
  • Hemolytic AnemiaSevere
  • Hepatitis caused by DrugsSevere
  • Increased Blood Acidity due to High Levels of Lactic AcidSevere
  • Low Blood Counts due to Bone Marrow FailureSevere
  • Muscle ProblemsSevere
  • Toxic Effect on Brain or Spinal Cord FunctionSevere
  • Yellowing of Skin or Eyes from Liver ProblemsSevere
  • High Amount of Bilirubin in the BloodLess Severe

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