Thalidomide Capsule Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • A Disorder Of The Peripheral Nerves That Enable Movement Called Peripheral Motor Neuropathy
  • A Painful Condition That Affects The Nerves In The Legs And Arms Called Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Low Amount Of Calcium In The Blood
  • Low Levels Of White Blood Cells
  • Obstruction Of A Blood Vessel By A Blood Clot
  • Trouble Breathing

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • A Skin Rash
  • Anxious Feelings
  • Confusion
  • Constipation
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Dry Skin
  • Fever
  • Generalized Weakness
  • Head Pain
  • Low Energy
  • Muscle Tremors
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nausea
  • Visible Water Retention
  • Weight Gain
  • Weight Loss

INFREQUENT side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • An Infection
  • High Amount Of Bilirubin In The Blood
  • Intense Abdominal Pain
  • Thrush

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Agitation
  • Decreased Appetite
  • Diarrhea
  • Dry Mouth
  • Increased Hunger
  • Joint Pain
  • Mood Changes
  • Muscle Pain
  • Orthostatic Hypotension, A Form Of Low Blood Pressure
  • Swelling Of The Ankles Or Feet

RARE side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • A Blood Clot In An Artery
  • A Clot In The Lung
  • A Condition With Low Thyroid Hormone Levels
  • A Decreased Number Of Lymphocytes In The Blood
  • A Heart Attack
  • A Rupture In The Wall Of The Stomach Or Intestine
  • A Significant Drop In Blood Pressure Due To Bacterial Infection
  • 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 Stroke
  • A Transient Ischemic Attack, A Type Of Stroke That Lasts Only A Few Minutes
  • A Type Of Allergic Reaction Called Angioedema
  • A Type Of Blood Disorder With A Decrease In All Types Of Blood Cells Called Pancytopenia
  • A Type Of Brain Disorder Called Posterior Leukoencephalopathy Syndrome
  • A Type Of Significant Allergic Skin Reaction Called DRESS Syndrome
  • Abnormal Heart Electrical Signals
  • Abnormal Heart Rhythm
  • An Allergic Reaction To A Drug
  • An Increase In Uric Acid Due To Cancer Chemotherapy
  • An Unusual Viral Infection That Can Affect A Part Of The Body Or Spread Called CMV Disease
  • Apnea, A Breathing Interruption
  • Bleeding Of The Stomach Or Intestines
  • Blockage Of A Bile Duct
  • Blockage Of The Stomach Or Intestine
  • Blood Clot In A Deep Vein Of The Extremities
  • Chronic Myelocytic Leukemia
  • Decreased Blood Platelets
  • Erythema Multiforme, A Type Of Allergic Skin Reaction
  • Erythema Nodosum, A Skin Condition With Red And Painful Nodules
  • Escape Of Fluid Into The Lungs
  • Fainting
  • Hearing Loss
  • Kidney Failure
  • Low Blood Pressure
  • Low Levels Of A Type Of White Blood Cell Called Neutrophils
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Reactivation Of Hepatitis B Infection
  • Seizures
  • Shingles
  • Sick Sinus Syndrome
  • Skin Rash With Sloughing
  • Slow Heartbeat
  • Suicidal Behavior

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • A Long Period Of Feeling Drowsy Or Sleepy
  • A Problem Affecting The Fingernails Or Toenails
  • Absence Of Menstrual Periods
  • Blurred Vision
  • Breastmilk Production Not Associated With Childbirth Or Nursing
  • Canker Sores
  • Decreased Urine Production
  • Depression
  • Double Vision
  • Flu-Like Symptoms
  • Hives
  • Involuntary Leakage Of Urine
  • Leg Cramps
  • Nystagmus, A Condition With Involuntary Eye Movements
  • Pink Eye
  • Raynaud's Phenomenon, A Condition Where Blood Vessels Constrict Too Much With Coldness Or Stress
  • Swelling In An Arm Or Leg Due To Blockage Of Lymph Nodes
  • Taste Impairment

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