SULFADIAZINE Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • increased sensitivity of the skin to the sun
  • a fever as a result of taking the medication

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

  • itching
  • dizziness
  • decreased appetite
  • headache
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • low energy and weakness

INFREQUENT side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • inflammation of the liver called hepatitis

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

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    RARE side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

    • diarrhea from an infection with Clostridium difficile bacteria
    • a chronic multisystem inflammatory disorder
    • a goiter
    • a condition with low thyroid hormone levels
    • low amount of sodium in the blood
    • acidosis, a high level of acid in the blood
    • megaloblastic anemia
    • glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency anemia
    • a type of blood disorder where the red blood cells burst called hemolytic anemia
    • hemolytic uremic syndrome, a condition that affects the kidney and the blood
    • low blood counts due to bone marrow failure
    • a decrease in the blood clotting protein prothrombin
    • decreased blood platelets
    • very low levels of granulocytes, a type of white blood cell
    • low levels of white blood cells
    • low levels of granulocytes, a type of white blood cell
    • low levels of a type of white blood cell called neutrophils
    • increased eosinophils in the blood
    • methemoglobinemia, a type of blood disorder
    • cauda equina syndrome, a type of nerve damage
    • Guillain-Barre syndrome
    • fluid accumulation around the eye
    • inflammation of the covering of the heart or pericardium
    • inflammation of the middle tissue heart muscle
    • polyarteritis nodosa
    • inflammation of the blood vessels
    • thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, a type of blood disorder
    • pleuritis, a condition where the covering of the lung becomes inflamed
    • inflammation of the alveoli of the lungs
    • x-ray results showing lung tissue changes
    • pneumonia with high amount of eosinophil white blood cells
    • lung failure causing loss of breath
    • inflammation of the small and large intestine
    • liver tissue death
    • liver damage
    • bleeding of the stomach or intestines
    • a type of kidney inflammation called interstitial nephritis
    • renal tubular necrosis, a kidney disorder
    • bloody urine
    • erythema multiforme, a type of allergic skin reaction
    • a skin disorder with blistering and peeling skin called toxic epidermal necrolysis
    • a skin disorder with blistering and peeling skin called Stevens-Johnson syndrome
    • erythema nodosum, a skin condition with red and painful nodules
    • skin rash with sloughing
    • Sweet's disease
    • a condition with symptoms that resemble lupus
    • myelodysplastic syndrome, a bone marrow disorder
    • seizures
    • a bluish discoloration of the skin
    • a condition where the body is unable to maintain adequate blood flow called shock
    • trouble breathing
    • decreased urine production
    • elevation of proteins in the urine
    • the appearance of crystals in the urine
    • a significant type of allergic reaction called anaphylaxis
    • a type of allergic reaction called angioedema
    • a serum sickness reaction
    • stones in the urinary tract
    • high pressure within the skull
    • cessation of urine production
    • lung tissue problem
    • pancreatitis
    • low levels of fibrinogen in the blood
    • a type of skin disorder called acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis
    • a type of significant allergic skin reaction called DRESS syndrome
    • IgA vasculitis

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

    • low blood sugar
    • confusion
    • depression
    • a painful condition that affects the nerves in the legs and arms called peripheral neuropathy
    • ringing in the ears
    • hearing loss
    • stomatitis, a condition with painful swelling and sores inside the mouth
    • a painful, red or swollen tongue
    • inflammation of the lining of the stomach and intestines
    • hair loss
    • hives
    • drowsiness
    • hallucinations
    • sensation of spinning or whirling
    • difficulty sleeping
    • low energy
    • chills
    • loss of muscle coordination
    • cough
    • gas
    • nervousness
    • a feeling of pins and needles on skin
    • generalized weakness
    • intense abdominal pain
    • indifferent behavior
    • anxious feelings
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