CASPOFUNGIN ACETATE 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
  • anemia
  • abnormal liver function tests

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

  • fever
  • chills
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • intense abdominal pain

INFREQUENT side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • fluid retention in the legs, feet, arms or hands
  • trouble breathing
  • reactions at the site of the injection

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

  • water retention
  • high blood pressure
  • low blood pressure
  • stomatitis, a condition with painful swelling and sores inside the mouth
  • constipation
  • erythema or skin redness
  • itching
  • drowsiness
  • dizziness
  • low energy
  • a skin rash
  • temporary redness of face and neck
  • decreased appetite
  • headache
  • cough
  • abdominal bloating
  • high blood sugar
  • generalized weakness
  • inflammation of the vein, or phlebitis after infusion

RARE side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • low amount of magnesium in the blood
  • high amount of calcium in the blood
  • decreased blood platelets
  • a heart attack
  • atrial fibrillation
  • slow heartbeat
  • bronchospasm
  • liver tissue death
  • inflammation of the liver called hepatitis
  • kidney failure
  • decreased kidney function
  • bloody urine
  • 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
  • skin rash with sloughing
  • seizures
  • high amount of bilirubin in the blood
  • decreased oxygen in the tissues or blood
  • a significant type of allergic reaction called anaphylaxis
  • a type of allergic reaction called angioedema
  • a yellowing of the eyes or skin from buildup of bilirubin called jaundice
  • pancreatitis

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

  • confusion
  • depression
  • indigestion
  • urinary tract infection
  • joint pain
  • backache
  • difficulty sleeping
  • muscle tremors
  • small reddish-purplish pin-point sized spots on skin
  • nosebleed
  • anxious feelings
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