Retrovir Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • Anemia
  • Low Levels Of A Type Of White Blood Cell Called Neutrophils
  • Low Levels Of White Blood Cells

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • A Feeling Of General Discomfort Called Malaise
  • Cough
  • Decreased Appetite
  • Difficulty Sleeping
  • Fever
  • Head Pain
  • Muscle Pain
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

INFREQUENT side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Abnormally Large Red Blood Cells Called Macrocytosis
  • Chills
  • Constipation
  • Discoloration Of Nail
  • Generalized Weakness
  • Indigestion
  • Joint Pain
  • Low Energy
  • Peripheral Sensory Nerve Disorder
  • Stomach Cramps

RARE side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • A Condition With Muscle Tissue Breakdown Called Rhabdomyolysis
  • A Disease With Shrinking And Weaker Muscles Called Myopathy
  • A Significant Type Of Allergic Reaction Called Anaphylaxis
  • A Skin Disorder With Blistering And Peeling Skin Called Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
  • A Skin Disorder With Blistering And Peeling Skin Called Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis
  • A Toxic Effect On The Central Nervous System, Which Consists Of The Brain And Spinal Cord
  • A Type Of Allergic Reaction Called Angioedema
  • A Type Of Blood Disorder Where The Red Blood Cells Burst
  • A Type Of Blood Disorder With A Decrease In All Types Of Blood Cells Called Pancytopenia
  • A Yellowing Of The Eyes Or Skin From Buildup Of Bilirubin Called Jaundice
  • Cardiomyopathy, A Disease Of The Heart Muscle
  • Decreased Blood Platelets
  • Enlarged Fatty Liver
  • Increased Blood Acidity Due To High Levels Of Lactic Acid
  • Inflammation Of The Blood Vessels
  • Inflammation Of The Liver Called Hepatitis
  • Low Blood Counts Due To Bone Marrow Failure
  • Macular Edema
  • Manic Behavior
  • Muscle Inflammation
  • Pancreatitis
  • Pure Red Cell Aplasia
  • Seizures

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • A Delay When Starting To Urinate
  • Abnormal Fat Distribution
  • An Increased Need To Urinate Often
  • Anxious Feelings
  • Confusion
  • Depression
  • Difficulty Swallowing
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Enlarged Breasts
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Fainting
  • Flu-Like Symptoms
  • Gas
  • Hearing Loss
  • High Amount Of Bilirubin In The Blood
  • Hives
  • Hyperpigmentation Of The Inside Of The Mouth
  • Inflammation Of The Nose
  • Inflammation Of The Tissue Lining The Sinuses
  • Itching
  • Lazy Eye
  • Muscle Tremors
  • Numbness And Tingling
  • Sensation Of Spinning Or Whirling
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Swollen Lymph Nodes
  • Taste Impairment
  • Trouble Breathing
  • Visual Sensitivity To Light

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