VIBRAMYCIN Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • discoloration of teeth

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

  • high blood pressure
  • increased sensitivity of the skin to the sun
  • a serum sickness reaction

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

  • throat irritation
  • inflammation or infection of the vagina
  • decreased appetite
  • diarrhea
  • upper abdominal pain

RARE side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • diarrhea from an infection with Clostridium difficile bacteria
  • an infection due to a fungus
  • a type of blood disorder where the red blood cells burst called hemolytic anemia
  • large purple or brown skin blotches
  • decreased blood platelets
  • low levels of a type of white blood cell called neutrophils
  • pseudotumor cerebri, a condition with high fluid pressure in the brain
  • inflammation of the covering of the heart or pericardium
  • an ulcer in the esophagus
  • inflammation of the liver called hepatitis
  • 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
  • hives
  • acute lupus superficialis
  • a significant type of allergic reaction called anaphylaxis
  • a type of allergic reaction called angioedema
  • a hypersensitivity reaction to a drug
  • high pressure within the skull
  • a type of bumpy skin rash called a maculopapular rash
  • pancreatitis
  • a type of significant allergic skin reaction called DRESS syndrome

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

  • increased eosinophils in the blood
  • a painful, red or swollen tongue
  • inflammation of the esophagus
  • inflammation of the small and large intestine
  • erythema or redness of skin or mucous membrane
  • darkening of the skin
  • difficulty swallowing

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