DORIPENEM Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • a skin rash
  • inflammation of a vein

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

  • headache
  • nausea
  • diarrhea

INFREQUENT side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • anemia

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

  • a yeast infection of the vagina and vulva
  • an infection due to the fungus Candida
  • itching

RARE side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • diarrhea from an infection with Clostridium difficile bacteria
  • decreased blood platelets
  • a type of inflammation of the lung called interstitial pneumonitis
  • kidney failure
  • decreased kidney function
  • a skin disorder with blistering and peeling skin called toxic epidermal necrolysis
  • a skin disorder with blistering and peeling skin called Stevens-Johnson syndrome
  • seizures
  • a significant type of allergic reaction called anaphylaxis

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

  • low levels of white blood cells
  • low levels of a type of white blood cell called neutrophils
  • abnormal liver function tests
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