LIPOFEN Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • abnormal liver function tests

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

  • a stuffy and runny nose

INFREQUENT side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • an infection
  • thrombophlebitis, an inflamed vein due to a blood clot
  • itching
  • hives
  • muscle pain
  • a skin rash

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

  • altered interest in having sexual intercourse
  • a disease with shrinking and weaker muscles called myopathy
  • eye irritation
  • throat irritation
  • a common cold
  • constipation
  • increased sensitivity of the skin to the sun
  • backache
  • dizziness
  • flu-like symptoms
  • headache
  • nausea
  • gas
  • burping
  • generalized weakness
  • intense abdominal pain

RARE side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • decreased blood platelets
  • very low levels of granulocytes, a type of white blood cell
  • a clot in the lung
  • blood clot formation in vein
  • inflammation in the lungs due to an allergic reaction
  • hardening of the liver
  • liver failure
  • inflammation of the liver called hepatitis
  • gallstones
  • inflammation of the gallbladder
  • acute inflammation of the pancreas
  • acute kidney failure
  • 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
  • a condition with muscle tissue breakdown called rhabdomyolysis
  • muscle weakness
  • muscle inflammation
  • breathing changes
  • a significant type of allergic reaction called anaphylaxis
  • a type of allergic reaction called angioedema
  • a yellowing of the eyes or skin from buildup of bilirubin called jaundice
  • lung tissue problem
  • a type of significant allergic skin reaction called DRESS syndrome

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

  • anemia
  • indigestion
  • joint pain
  • muscle spasm
  • difficulty sleeping
  • cough
  • diarrhea
  • low HDL cholesterol

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