MIFEPRISTONE Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • low amount of potassium in the blood
  • uterine cramps

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

  • high blood pressure
  • overgrowth of the uterine lining
  • joint pain
  • dizziness
  • fever
  • low energy
  • fluid retention in the legs, feet, arms or hands
  • decreased appetite
  • headache
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • generalized weakness

INFREQUENT side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • an infection due to a virus
  • low blood sugar
  • high amount of triglyceride in the blood

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

  • gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • indigestion
  • inflammation or infection of the vagina
  • difficulty sleeping
  • visible water retention
  • excessive thirst
  • a feeling of general discomfort called malaise
  • intense abdominal pain
  • chest pains unrelated to heart problems
  • pain in the muscles or bones

RARE side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • a systemic inflammatory response called sepsis due to an infection with bacteria
  • a bacterial infection
  • an infection
  • decreased function of the adrenal gland
  • anemia
  • prolonged QT interval on EKG
  • orthostatic hypotension, a form of low blood pressure
  • low blood pressure
  • an infection of the female reproductive organs called pelvic inflammatory disease
  • tearing of the uterus while pregnant
  • fainting
  • 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

  • inflammation of the tissue lining the sinuses
  • vaginal discharge
  • itching
  • hives
  • pain in the arms or legs
  • a skin rash
  • trouble breathing
  • anxious feelings
  • fast heartbeat
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