Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • thrombophlebitis, an inflamed vein due to a blood clot

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

  • itching
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea

INFREQUENT side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

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

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      RARE side effects

      If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

      • diarrhea from an infection with Clostridium difficile bacteria
      • a type of blood disorder where the red blood cells burst called hemolytic anemia
      • a type of blood disorder with a decrease in all types of blood cells called pancytopenia
      • decreased function of bone marrow
      • anemia
      • decreased blood platelets
      • very low levels of granulocytes, a type of white blood cell
      • low levels of white blood cells
      • low levels of a type of white blood cell called neutrophils
      • myoclonus, quick and involuntary muscle jerks
      • a type of brain function problem called encephalopathy
      • low blood pressure
      • inflammation of the large intestine with bleeding
      • acute liver failure
      • inflammation of the liver called hepatitis
      • acute kidney failure
      • 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
      • hives
      • seizures
      • a fever as a result of taking the medication
      • a type of abnormal movement disorder called dyskinesia
      • a skin rash
      • high amount of bilirubin in the blood
      • trouble breathing
      • decreased urine production
      • 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
      • fast heartbeat
      • a high alanine transaminase level
      • a high aspartate transaminase level

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

      • an infection due to the fungus Candida
      • agitation
      • ringing in the ears
      • a sore throat
      • discoloration of teeth
      • excessive saliva production
      • a painful, red or swollen tongue
      • a type of stomach irritation called gastritis
      • joint pain
      • drowsiness
      • sensation of spinning or whirling
      • dizziness
      • muscle tremors
      • taste impairment
      • heart throbbing or pounding
      • heartburn
      • excess urination
      • elevation of proteins in the urine
      • abnormal color of urine
      • reactions at the site of the injection
      • a feeling of pins and needles on skin
      • vulvovaginitis, an inflammation or infection of the vagina and vulva
      • generalized weakness
      • intense abdominal pain
      • thickening of tongue
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