RESCRIPTOR Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • itching
  • a skin rash

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

  • erythema or skin redness
  • low energy
  • headache
  • nausea
  • a type of bumpy skin rash called a maculopapular rash
  • abnormal fat distribution associated with HIV

INFREQUENT side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • pink eye
  • canker sores
  • blistering of the skin
  • joint pain
  • muscle pain
  • fever

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

  • depression
  • bronchitis
  • vomiting

RARE side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • a type of blood disorder where the red blood cells burst called hemolytic anemia
  • a type of blood disorder with a decrease in all types of blood cells called pancytopenia
  • decreased blood platelets
  • low levels of white blood cells
  • increased eosinophils in the blood
  • Guillain-Barre syndrome
  • high blood pressure
  • cardiomyopathy, a disease of the heart muscle
  • depression of the function of the heart
  • inflammation of the large intestine
  • liver failure
  • inflammation of the liver called hepatitis
  • acute kidney failure
  • erythema multiforme, a type of allergic skin reaction
  • a skin disorder with blistering and peeling skin called Stevens-Johnson syndrome
  • inflammation of the covering of a tendon
  • a condition with muscle tissue breakdown called rhabdomyolysis
  • trouble breathing
  • abnormal liver function tests
  • chronic inflammation of muscles in the body called polymyositis
  • a yellowing of the eyes or skin from buildup of bilirubin called jaundice
  • pancreatitis
  • a condition that results in overproduction of thyroid hormones called Graves' disease

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

  • large purple or brown skin blotches
  • agitation
  • a migraine headache
  • orthostatic hypotension, a form of low blood pressure
  • arthritis
  • difficulty concentrating
  • sensation of spinning or whirling
  • difficulty sleeping
  • pain
  • chills
  • loss of muscle coordination
  • visible water retention
  • stomach cramps
  • bruising
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