FLURBIPROFEN Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • water retention
  • urinary tract infection
  • visible water retention

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

  • conditions of excess stomach acid secretion
  • headache
  • nausea
  • diarrhea
  • intense abdominal pain

INFREQUENT side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • a change in vision
  • a type of stomach irritation called gastritis
  • blood in the bowel movement
  • bleeding of the stomach or intestines
  • memory loss
  • bloody vomit

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

  • a stuffy and runny nose
  • indigestion
  • constipation
  • drowsiness
  • dizziness
  • difficulty sleeping
  • muscle tremors
  • vomiting
  • gas
  • nervousness
  • anxious feelings

RARE side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • meningitis not due to an infection
  • high levels of potassium in the blood
  • 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
  • low blood counts due to bone marrow failure
  • anemia
  • decreased blood platelets
  • low levels of white blood cells
  • increased eosinophils in the blood
  • bleeding from the retina
  • corneal opacity, a scarring disorder that results in clouding of the cornea of the eye
  • high blood pressure
  • a heart attack
  • angina, a type of chest pain
  • abnormal heart rhythm
  • chronic heart failure
  • a stroke
  • bruising under the skin
  • vocal cord swelling
  • bronchospasm
  • inflammation of the esophagus
  • an ulcer in the esophagus
  • a stomach ulcer
  • an ulcer from too much stomach acid
  • stomach or intestinal ulcer
  • inflammation of the liver called hepatitis
  • a type of kidney inflammation called interstitial nephritis
  • damage to the kidneys
  • kidney failure
  • renal papillary necrosis
  • decreased kidney function
  • bloody urine
  • a type of skin condition with redness and itching called eczema
  • 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
  • hives
  • nosebleed
  • swollen lymph nodes
  • trouble breathing
  • abnormal liver function tests
  • a significant type of allergic reaction called anaphylaxis
  • a type of allergic reaction called angioedema
  • a rupture in the wall of the stomach or intestine
  • a yellowing of the eyes or skin from buildup of bilirubin called jaundice

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

  • pink eye
  • dry mouth
  • stomatitis, a condition with painful swelling and sores inside the mouth
  • increased sensitivity of the skin to the sun
  • itching
  • muscle weakness
  • excessive sweating
  • taste impairment
  • loss of muscle coordination
  • decreased appetite
  • high amount of uric acid in the blood
  • a feeling of pins and needles on skin

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