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ganciclovir

Side Effects

List ganciclovir side effects by likelihood and severity.

The following side effects are associated with ganciclovir:

Common side effects of ganciclovir:

  • Fever caused by Administration of a DrugSevere
  • Low Level of Granulocytes in the BloodSevere
  • Decreased White Blood CellsLess Severe
  • DiarrheaLess Severe
  • Excessive SweatingLess Severe
  • Loss of AppetiteLess Severe

Infrequent side effects of ganciclovir:

  • Abnormal Liver Function TestsSevere
  • AnemiaSevere
  • Decreased Blood PlateletsSevere
  • InfectionSevere
  • Inflammation of a VeinSevere
  • Inflammation of Skin caused by an AllergySevere
  • Kidney DiseaseSevere
  • Mental ImpairmentSevere
  • Mood ChangesSevere
  • Reaction due to an AllergySevere
  • ChillsLess Severe
  • Disease of the NervesLess Severe
  • ItchingLess Severe
  • Throwing UpLess Severe

Rare side effects of ganciclovir:

  • A Rupture in the Wall of the Stomach or IntestineSevere
  • Abnormal Heart RhythmSevere
  • Acquired Decrease of All Cells in the BloodSevere
  • Bacterial Infection of Blood or Tissues affecting the Whole BodySevere
  • CataractsSevere
  • Chest PainSevere
  • Complete Stoppage of the HeartSevere
  • GallstonesSevere
  • High Blood PressureSevere
  • Life Threatening Allergic ReactionSevere
  • Lung FibrosisSevere
  • Multiple Organ FailureSevere
  • Muscle WeaknessSevere
  • PancreatitisSevere
  • Problems with EyesightSevere
  • RashSevere
  • SeizuresSevere
  • Stevens-Johnson SyndromeSevere
  • Trouble BreathingSevere
  • Abnormal DreamsLess Severe
  • AnxiousLess Severe
  • Canker SoreLess Severe
  • Chronic Trouble SleepingLess Severe
  • ConfusedLess Severe
  • CoughLess Severe
  • DepressionLess Severe
  • DizzyLess Severe
  • DrowsinessLess Severe
  • Dry MouthLess Severe
  • Dry SkinLess Severe
  • Feel Like Throwing UpLess Severe
  • Feeling WeakLess Severe
  • Hair LossLess Severe
  • Head PainLess Severe
  • Incomplete or Infrequent Bowel MovementsLess Severe
  • IndigestionLess Severe
  • Joint PainLess Severe
  • Leg CrampsLess Severe
  • Muscle PainLess Severe
  • Not Feeling WellLess Severe
  • Ringing in the EarsLess Severe
  • Signs and Symptoms at Injection SiteLess Severe
  • Stomach CrampsLess Severe
  • Taste ProblemsLess Severe
  • Visible Water RetentionLess Severe
  • Weight LossLess Severe
  • Widening of Blood VesselsLess Severe

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