VALGANCICLOVIR HCL Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • anemia
  • decreased blood platelets
  • low levels of a type of white blood cell called neutrophils
  • detachment of the retina of the eye
  • fever

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

  • a painful condition that affects the nerves in the legs and arms called peripheral neuropathy
  • urinary tract infection
  • difficulty sleeping
  • muscle tremors
  • headache
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • a feeling of pins and needles on skin
  • intense abdominal pain

INFREQUENT side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • low amount of phosphate in the blood
  • high levels of potassium in the blood
  • a type of blood disorder with a decrease in all types of blood cells called pancytopenia
  • bleeding
  • decreased kidney function
  • hallucinations
  • seizures
  • a hypersensitivity reaction to a drug

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

  • confusion
  • agitation
  • eye pain
  • bloody urine
  • fluid retention in the legs, feet, arms or hands
  • weight loss
  • night sweats
  • anxious feelings

RARE side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • low blood counts due to bone marrow failure
  • very low levels of granulocytes, a type of white blood cell
  • low levels of white blood cells
  • low levels of granulocytes, a type of white blood cell
  • mental problems from taking the drug
  • high blood pressure
  • escape of fluid into the lungs
  • acute kidney failure
  • trouble breathing
  • ascites
  • abnormal liver function tests
  • a significant type of allergic reaction called anaphylaxis

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

  • depression
  • throat irritation
  • a common cold
  • indigestion
  • constipation
  • skin inflammation
  • itching
  • acne
  • joint pain
  • backache
  • cramps
  • dizziness
  • low energy
  • pain
  • visible water retention
  • decreased appetite
  • cough
  • difficult or painful urination
  • abdominal bloating
  • generalized weakness

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