FERRIPROX (2 TIMES A DAY) Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • low levels of a type of white blood cell called neutrophils
  • If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • joint pain
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • abnormal color of urine
  • intense abdominal pain
  • INFREQUENT side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • an infection
  • a skin rash
  • If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • indigestion
  • backache
  • decreased appetite
  • weight gain
  • increased hunger
  • headache
  • diarrhea
  • RARE side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • excess body acid
  • a type of blood disorder with a decrease in all types of blood cells called pancytopenia
  • very low levels of granulocytes, a type of white blood cell
  • increase in the number of platelets in the blood
  • grinding of the teeth
  • a disorder of the retina of the eye
  • high blood pressure
  • a clot in the lung
  • atrial fibrillation
  • heart failure
  • a hemorrhage in the brain
  • low blood pressure
  • acute respiratory distress syndrome, a type of lung disorder
  • inflammation of the parotid gland
  • stomach or intestinal ulcer
  • inflammation of the small and large intestine
  • blood coming from anus
  • bloody urine
  • furunculosis or boils on the skin
  • hives
  • seizures
  • high amount of bilirubin in the blood
  • an enlarged liver
  • abnormal liver function tests
  • a significant type of allergic reaction called anaphylaxis
  • a hypersensitivity reaction to a drug
  • a yellowing of the eyes or skin from buildup of bilirubin called jaundice
  • pancreatitis
  • multiple organ failure
  • a high alanine transaminase level
  • IgA vasculitis
  • If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • double vision
  • fluid accumulation around the eye
  • optic disk edema
  • throat irritation
  • drowsiness
  • excessive sweating
  • chills
  • fluid retention in the legs, feet, arms or hands
  • nosebleed
  • coughing up of blood
  • a condition where there is excess sugar in the urine
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