PREVACID Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

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    • constipation
    • itching
    • dizziness
    • a skin rash
    • nausea
    • diarrhea
    • intense abdominal pain

    INFREQUENT side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

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      • joint pain
      • changes in appetite
      • headache
      • pain in the muscles or bones
      • pain in the oropharynx

      RARE side effects

      If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

      • diarrhea from an infection with Clostridium difficile bacteria
      • a condition with low thyroid hormone levels
      • low amount of sodium in the blood
      • acquired hemolytic anemia, an anemia due to destruction of red cells
      • a type of blood disorder with a decrease in all types of blood cells called pancytopenia
      • low blood counts due to bone marrow failure
      • low platelet count and bleeding from immune response
      • 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
      • glaucoma, an increased pressure in the eye
      • clouding of the lens of the eye called cataracts
      • hearing loss
      • high blood pressure
      • a heart attack
      • angina, a type of chest pain
      • slow heartbeat
      • abnormal heart rhythm
      • a stroke
      • allergic reaction causing inflammation of blood vessels
      • thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, a type of blood disorder
      • low blood pressure
      • throat swelling
      • a feeling of throat tightness
      • a condition where there is formation of fibrous tissue in the lung called pulmonary fibrosis
      • inflammation of the liver called hepatitis
      • gallstones
      • inflammation of the gallbladder
      • acute inflammation of the pancreas
      • a type of kidney inflammation called interstitial nephritis
      • acute kidney failure
      • kidney stones
      • 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
      • subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus
      • skin rash with sloughing
      • systemic lupus erythematosus, an autoimmune disease
      • abnormal liver function tests
      • a broken bone
      • a significant type of allergic reaction called anaphylaxis

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

      • anemia
      • altered interest in having sexual intercourse
      • a migraine headache
      • changes in the visual field
      • ringing in the ears
      • widening of blood vessels
      • inflammation of the tonsils
      • dry mouth
      • stomatitis, a condition with painful swelling and sores inside the mouth
      • a painful, red or swollen tongue
      • inflammation of the large intestine
      • enlarged breasts
      • pain with menstruation
      • a problem with menstrual periods
      • acne
      • inflammation of the sac surrounding the joint - bursitis
      • muscle pain
      • muscle inflammation
      • drowsiness
      • sensation of spinning or whirling
      • difficulty sleeping
      • fever
      • flu-like symptoms
      • pain
      • chills
      • taste impairment
      • a distorted sense of smell called parosmia
      • visible water retention
      • a change in voice
      • a type of speech disorder called dysarthria
      • nosebleed
      • heart throbbing or pounding
      • swollen lymph nodes
      • cough
      • vomiting
      • gas
      • ineffective painful straining of stool or urine
      • abdominal bloating
      • a feeling of pins and needles on skin
      • generalized weakness
      • restless legs syndrome, an extreme discomfort in the calf muscles when sitting or lying down
      • a hairy tongue
      • anxious feelings
      • pain with sexual intercourse
      • fast heartbeat

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