ZIAGEN Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • headache

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

  • a sleep disorder
  • low energy
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • a feeling of general discomfort called malaise
  • abnormal dreams
  • abnormal fat distribution associated with HIV

INFREQUENT side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • throat irritation
  • bronchitis
  • joint pain
  • muscle pain
  • a fever as a result of taking the medication
  • a skin rash
  • trouble breathing
  • cough
  • a hypersensitivity reaction to a drug
  • intense abdominal pain

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

  • high amount of triglyceride in the blood
  • dizziness
  • chills
  • pain in the muscles or bones
  • anxious feelings

RARE side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • increased blood acidity due to high levels of lactic acid
  • anemia
  • decreased blood platelets
  • Guillain-Barre syndrome
  • a heart attack
  • low blood pressure
  • pneumonia
  • acute respiratory distress syndrome, a type of lung disorder
  • enlarged fatty liver
  • inflammation of the liver called hepatitis
  • kidney failure
  • 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
  • visible water retention
  • decreased appetite
  • an enlarged liver
  • abnormal liver function tests
  • a significant type of allergic reaction called anaphylaxis
  • a feeling of pins and needles on skin
  • chronic inflammation of muscles in the body called polymyositis
  • pancreatitis
  • a condition that results in overproduction of thyroid hormones called Graves' disease
  • multiple organ failure
  • a high alanine transaminase level
  • a high aspartate transaminase level

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

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