XENICAL Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • a common cold

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

  • low vitamin D levels
  • discharge of stools when passing gas
  • the inability to control a bowel movement
  • a strong desire to have bowel movement
  • oily rectal discharge
  • loose stools
  • increased number of bowel movements
  • intense abdominal pain

INFREQUENT side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • infectious diarrhea
  • a lower respiratory infection
  • gallstones

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

  • a low amount of vitamin A in the body
  • deficiency of vitamin E
  • a tooth disease
  • gum disease
  • soreness of the rectal area
  • irritation of the rectum
  • a problem with menstrual periods
  • muscle pain
  • dizziness
  • low energy
  • headache
  • nausea
  • anxious feelings

RARE side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • low blood sugar
  • allergic reaction causing inflammation of blood vessels
  • bronchospasm
  • liver failure
  • acute inflammation of the pancreas
  • bleeding of the stomach or intestines
  • kidney stones
  • urinary tract infection
  • hives
  • a skin rash
  • abnormal liver function tests
  • a significant type of allergic reaction called anaphylaxis
  • a type of allergic reaction called angioedema
  • a hypersensitivity reaction to a drug
  • a yellowing of the eyes or skin from buildup of bilirubin called jaundice

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

  • a high amount of oxalic acid in urine
  • a bacterial infection of the middle ear
  • inflammation or infection of the vagina
  • itching
  • arthritis
  • backache
  • visible water retention
  • vomiting
  • abdominal bloating

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