Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

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    If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

    • nausea
    • diarrhea

    INFREQUENT side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

    • low blood pressure
    • a significant type of allergic reaction called anaphylaxis

    If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

    • thrush
    • a yeast infection of the vagina and vulva
    • vomiting

    RARE side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

    • diarrhea from an infection with Clostridium difficile bacteria
    • high levels of potassium in the blood
    • a type of blood disorder where the red blood cells burst called hemolytic anemia
    • anemia
    • decreased blood platelets
    • very low levels of granulocytes, a type of white blood cell
    • low levels of white blood cells
    • low levels of a type of white blood cell called neutrophils
    • increased eosinophils in the blood
    • thrombophlebitis, an inflamed vein due to a blood clot
    • thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, a type of blood disorder
    • a spasm of the larynx
    • bronchospasm
    • inflammation of the small and large intestine
    • a type of kidney inflammation called interstitial nephritis
    • a skin disorder with blistering and peeling skin called Stevens-Johnson syndrome
    • skin rash with sloughing
    • abnormal peeling of skin
    • seizures
    • the appearance of crystals in the urine
    • abnormal liver function tests
    • a type of allergic reaction called angioedema
    • a hypersensitivity reaction to a drug
    • a serum sickness reaction
    • a type of bumpy skin rash called a maculopapular rash
    • a type of skin disorder called acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis
    • a type of significant allergic skin reaction called DRESS syndrome
    • a Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction
    • inflammation of the vein, or phlebitis after infusion

    If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

    • a discolored tongue
    • joint pain
    • muscle pain
    • muscle twitching
    • headache
    • exaggerated deep reflexes
    • reactions at the site of the injection
    • a feeling of general discomfort called malaise
    • intense abdominal pain
    • a hairy tongue
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