KALETRA Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

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

    • high cholesterol
    • high amount of triglyceride in the blood
    • low energy
    • nausea
    • vomiting
    • diarrhea
    • generalized weakness

    INFREQUENT side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

    • anemia
    • high blood pressure
    • stomach or intestinal ulcer
    • high amount of uric acid in the blood
    • night sweats

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

    • altered interest in having sexual intercourse
    • a common cold
    • indigestion
    • a problem with menstrual periods
    • muscle pain
    • pain
    • a skin rash
    • weight loss
    • headache
    • gas
    • intense abdominal pain
    • anxious feelings

    RARE side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

    • an infection
    • a tumor
    • a condition with low thyroid hormone levels
    • diabetes
    • a hormone disorder where the body produces high levels of cortisol called Cushing's syndrome
    • low levels of white blood cells
    • low levels of a type of white blood cell called neutrophils
    • depression
    • extrapyramidal disease, a type of movement disorder
    • a type of brain function problem called encephalopathy
    • a heart attack
    • angina, a type of chest pain
    • atrioventricular block, a type of slow heart rhythm disorder
    • torsades de pointes, a type of abnormal heart rhythm
    • atrial fibrillation
    • prolonged QT interval on EKG
    • inflammation of the blood vessels
    • blood clot in a deep vein of the extremities
    • orthostatic hypotension, a form of low blood pressure
    • low blood pressure
    • asthma
    • fluid in the lungs
    • inflammation of the small and large intestine
    • enlarged fatty liver
    • inflammation of the liver called hepatitis
    • inflammation of the gallbladder
    • cholangitis, an infection resulting from gallstones
    • acute inflammation of the pancreas
    • bleeding of the stomach or intestines
    • kidney failure
    • kidney stones
    • 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
    • an abnormal increase in muscle tone
    • a condition with muscle tissue breakdown called rhabdomyolysis
    • a type of abnormal movement disorder called dyskinesia
    • swollen lymph nodes
    • trouble breathing
    • an enlarged liver
    • an enlarged spleen
    • high blood sugar
    • abnormal liver function tests
    • a yellowing of the eyes or skin from buildup of bilirubin called jaundice
    • osteonecrosis, the death of bone tissue due to a lack of blood supply
    • paralysis of nerves for the face
    • prolonged P-R interval observed on EKG
    • a high alanine transaminase level
    • a high aspartate transaminase level

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

    • confusion
    • problems with ejaculation
    • agitation
    • a change in vision
    • ringing in the ears
    • abnormally acute hearing or painful sensitivity to sound
    • hemorrhoids
    • dry mouth
    • stomatitis, a condition with painful swelling and sores inside the mouth
    • a type of stomach irritation called gastritis
    • constipation
    • the inability to have an erection
    • enlarged breasts
    • absence of menstrual periods
    • abnormally long or heavy periods
    • seborrheic dermatitis
    • a type of skin condition with redness and itching called eczema
    • a nail disorder
    • hair loss
    • acne
    • dry skin
    • skin discoloration
    • joint damage causing pain and loss of function
    • joint pain
    • muscle spasm
    • sensation of spinning or whirling
    • difficulty sleeping
    • fever
    • excessive sweating
    • muscle tremors
    • taste impairment
    • visible water retention
    • puffy face from water retention
    • decreased appetite
    • weight gain
    • heart throbbing or pounding
    • cough
    • burping
    • the inability to control a bowel movement
    • abdominal bloating
    • a feeling of pins and needles on skin
    • a feeling of general discomfort called malaise
    • indifferent behavior
    • abnormal dreams
    • abnormal fat distribution associated with HIV

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