ZYVOX Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • anemia
  • headache
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea

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

  • nausea

INFREQUENT side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • thrush
  • decreased blood platelets
  • a skin rash
  • abnormal liver function tests

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

  • dizziness
  • taste impairment
  • loose stools

RARE side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • diarrhea from an infection with Clostridium difficile bacteria
  • an infection due to a fungus
  • low blood sugar
  • increased blood acidity due to high levels of lactic acid
  • a type of blood disorder with a decrease in all types of blood cells called pancytopenia
  • decreased function of bone marrow
  • sideroblastic anemia
  • low levels of white blood cells
  • increased eosinophils in the blood
  • serotonin syndrome, a type of disorder with high serotonin levels
  • a painful condition that affects the nerves in the legs and arms called peripheral neuropathy
  • optic neuropathy, a disease of the optic nerve
  • high blood pressure
  • inflammation of the skin with blisters
  • 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
  • a type of allergic reaction called angioedema

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

  • discoloration of teeth
  • a discolored tongue
  • itching
  • sensation of spinning or whirling
  • trouble breathing
  • stomach cramps

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