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Side Effects

List rifapentine side effects by likelihood and severity.

The following side effects are associated with rifapentine:

Common side effects of rifapentine:

  • Elevation of Proteins in the UrineSevere
  • High Amount of Uric Acid in the BloodSevere
  • Abnormal Stool ColorLess Severe
  • Abnormal Urine ColorLess Severe
  • Bloody UrineLess Severe
  • Decreased Number of Lymphocytes in the BloodLess Severe
  • Discolored SalivaLess Severe
  • Discolored SputumLess Severe
  • Tear Color ChangeLess Severe
  • Urinary Tract InfectionLess Severe
  • White Blood Cells in Urine in Response to InfectionLess Severe

Infrequent side effects of rifapentine:

  • Acute Inflammation of the PancreasSevere
  • AnemiaSevere
  • Decreased Blood PlateletsSevere
  • Decreased Neutrophils a Type of White Blood CellSevere
  • Decreased White Blood CellsSevere
  • HepatitisSevere
  • Abnormal Liver Function TestsLess Severe
  • Chest PainLess Severe
  • Joint PainLess Severe
  • Loss of AppetiteLess Severe
  • Low Blood SugarLess Severe
  • Low EnergyLess Severe
  • Mood ChangesLess Severe

Rare side effects of rifapentine:

  • Clostridium Difficile Bacteria Related ColitisSevere
  • High Amount of Potassium in the BloodSevere
  • High Blood PressureSevere
  • Infection caused by a FungusSevere
  • Large Purple or Brown Skin BlotchesSevere
  • AcneLess Severe
  • DiarrheaLess Severe
  • Feel Like Throwing UpLess Severe
  • High Amount of Bilirubin in the BloodLess Severe
  • High Blood SugarLess Severe
  • HivesLess Severe
  • Incomplete or Infrequent Bowel MovementsLess Severe
  • Inflammation of the Lining of the Stomach and IntestinesLess Severe
  • Problems with Bladder ControlLess Severe
  • Skin UlcerLess Severe
  • Stomach CrampsLess Severe
  • Throwing UpLess Severe
  • Visible Water RetentionLess Severe

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