FOSCARNET SODIUM Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • low amount of magnesium in the blood
  • low amount of phosphate in the blood
  • low amount of potassium in the blood
  • anemia
  • damage to the kidneys
  • decreased kidney function

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

  • confusion
  • irritation of the stomach or intestines
  • dizziness
  • fever
  • low energy
  • headache
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • anxious feelings

INFREQUENT side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • high amount of phosphate in the blood
  • decreased blood platelets
  • low levels of white blood cells
  • low levels of granulocytes, a type of white blood cell
  • a toxic effect on the central nervous system, which consists of the brain and spinal cord
  • high blood pressure
  • abnormal heart electrical signals
  • a blood clot
  • low blood pressure
  • seizures
  • abnormal sensations in the head
  • visible water retention
  • an inability to completely empty the bladder
  • a low amount of protein in the blood
  • pancreatitis

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

  • agitation
  • eye pain
  • dry mouth
  • constipation
  • black tarry stools
  • itching
  • skin discoloration
  • joint pain
  • backache
  • muscle pain
  • drowsiness
  • difficulty sleeping
  • excessive sweating
  • pain
  • chills
  • taste impairment
  • loss of muscle coordination
  • a skin rash
  • puffy face from water retention
  • temporary redness of face and neck
  • decreased appetite
  • heart throbbing or pounding
  • trouble breathing
  • cough
  • chest pain
  • difficulty swallowing
  • difficult or painful urination
  • excess urination
  • urination during the night
  • elevation of proteins in the urine
  • abnormal liver function tests
  • nervousness
  • generalized weakness
  • a feeling of general discomfort called malaise
  • intense abdominal pain

RARE side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • diabetes insipidus
  • a disorder with excess antidiuretic hormone called syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone
  • Fanconi syndrome, a condition of the kidneys resulting in excessive urination, thirst and vomiting
  • a type of blood disorder with a decrease in all types of blood cells called pancytopenia
  • low levels of a type of white blood cell called neutrophils
  • torsades de pointes, a type of abnormal heart rhythm
  • complete stoppage of the heart
  • prolonged QT interval on EKG
  • ventricular arrhythmias, a type of abnormal heart rhythm
  • canker sores
  • an ulcer in the esophagus
  • bleeding of the stomach or intestines
  • nephrotic syndrome, a type of kidney disorder
  • glomerulonephritis, a condition that affects the kidneys
  • acute kidney failure
  • renal tubular necrosis, a kidney disorder
  • renal tubular acidosis
  • bloody urine
  • ulcers on the surface of the penis
  • an ulcer of the tissue on the outer part of a woman's genitals
  • 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
  • a condition with muscle tissue breakdown called rhabdomyolysis
  • a significant type of allergic reaction called anaphylaxis
  • a type of allergic reaction called angioedema
  • a hypersensitivity reaction to a drug
  • damage to the skin and tissue around the injection site

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

  • dehydration
  • depression
  • a change in vision
  • muscle weakness
  • numbness
  • a feeling of pins and needles on skin
  • an oral tingling sensation
  • peripheral sensory nerve disorder
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