AZACTAM Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

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

    • nausea
    • vomiting
    • diarrhea

    INFREQUENT side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

    • increase in the number of platelets in the blood
    • thrombophlebitis, an inflamed vein due to a blood clot
    • a skin rash
    • abnormal liver function tests

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

    • fever

    RARE side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

    • diarrhea from an infection with Clostridium difficile bacteria
    • a type of blood disorder with a decrease in all types of blood cells called pancytopenia
    • anemia
    • large purple or brown skin blotches
    • decreased blood platelets
    • low levels of a type of white blood cell called neutrophils
    • high levels of white blood cells
    • a type of brain function problem called encephalopathy
    • abnormal heart electrical signals
    • bronchospasm
    • inflammation of the liver called hepatitis
    • bleeding of the stomach or intestines
    • 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
    • skin rash with sloughing
    • erythema or redness of skin or mucous membrane
    • itching
    • seizures
    • a significant type of allergic reaction called anaphylaxis
    • a type of allergic reaction called angioedema
    • a hypersensitivity reaction to a drug
    • a yellowing of the eyes or skin from buildup of bilirubin called jaundice
    • a type of skin disorder called acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis
    • a type of significant allergic skin reaction called DRESS syndrome

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

    • a yeast infection of the vagina and vulva
    • increased eosinophils in the blood
    • confusion
    • double vision
    • ringing in the ears
    • low blood pressure
    • stuffy nose
    • stomatitis, a condition with painful swelling and sores inside the mouth
    • breast pain
    • inflammation or infection of the vagina
    • hives
    • muscle pain
    • sensation of spinning or whirling
    • dizziness
    • difficulty sleeping
    • excessive sweating
    • taste impairment
    • temporary redness of face and neck
    • small reddish-purplish pin-point sized spots on skin
    • headache
    • sneezing
    • bad breath
    • chest pain
    • stomach cramps
    • a feeling of pins and needles on skin
    • generalized weakness
    • a feeling of general discomfort called malaise
    • a fibrous thickening of the skin called induration

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