VIREAD Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • depression

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

  • indigestion
  • itching
  • backache
  • dizziness
  • difficulty sleeping
  • fever
  • low energy
  • pain
  • headache
  • cough
  • nausea
  • diarrhea
  • generalized weakness
  • intense abdominal pain

INFREQUENT side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • high cholesterol
  • pneumonia
  • decreased calcification or density of bone
  • a high alanine transaminase level
  • a high aspartate transaminase level

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

  • throat irritation
  • joint pain
  • muscle pain
  • decreased appetite
  • weight loss
  • vomiting
  • gas
  • excess urination
  • elevation of proteins in the urine

RARE side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • osteomalacia, or softening of bones
  • low amount of phosphate in the blood
  • increased blood acidity due to high levels of lactic acid
  • low amount of potassium in the blood
  • Fanconi syndrome, a condition of the kidneys resulting in excessive urination, thirst and vomiting
  • a painful condition that affects the nerves in the legs and arms called peripheral neuropathy
  • Guillain-Barre syndrome
  • enlarged fatty liver
  • inflammation of the liver called hepatitis
  • a type of kidney inflammation called interstitial nephritis
  • acute kidney failure
  • renal tubular necrosis, a kidney disorder
  • decreased kidney function
  • a condition with muscle tissue breakdown called rhabdomyolysis
  • trouble breathing
  • abnormal liver function tests
  • a type of allergic reaction called angioedema
  • diabetes insipidus with kidney complications
  • chronic inflammation of muscles in the body called polymyositis
  • pancreatitis
  • a condition that results in overproduction of thyroid hormones called Graves' disease

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

  • high amount of triglyceride in the blood
  • a disease with shrinking and weaker muscles called myopathy
  • muscle weakness
  • excessive sweating

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