AZATHIOPRINE SODIUM Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • an infection
  • megaloblastic anemia
  • low levels of white blood cells

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

  • nausea
  • vomiting

INFREQUENT side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • anemia
  • decreased blood platelets

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

  • a skin rash

RARE side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • acute myeloid leukemia, a type of blood cancer
  • a tumor
  • a type of blood disorder with a decrease in all types of blood cells called pancytopenia
  • hepatic veno-occlusive disease, a type of liver disease
  • a type of inflammation of the lung called interstitial pneumonitis
  • inflammation of the liver called hepatitis
  • acute inflammation of the pancreas
  • Sweet's disease
  • abnormal liver function tests
  • malignant lymphoma
  • progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy, a type of brain infection
  • hepatosplenic T-cell lymphoma
  • overactive macrophage immune cells

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

  • low blood pressure
  • bowel movements containing much fat
  • hair loss
  • joint pain
  • muscle pain
  • fever
  • diarrhea
  • a feeling of general discomfort called malaise

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