ORAL SALINE LAXATIVE 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

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

  • nausea
  • abdominal bloating
  • intense abdominal pain

INFREQUENT side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • ulceration of the colon

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

  • dizziness
  • headache
  • vomiting

RARE side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • low amount of calcium in the blood
  • an increased sodium level in the blood
  • acidosis, a high level of acid in the blood
  • dehydration
  • a feeling of throat tightness
  • bronchospasm
  • acute kidney failure
  • decreased kidney function
  • seizures
  • trouble breathing
  • a significant type of allergic reaction called anaphylaxis
  • a type of allergic reaction called angioedema
  • a hypersensitivity reaction to a drug
  • increased calcium in the kidneys

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

  • abnormal heart rhythm
  • itching
  • hives
  • a skin rash
  • difficulty swallowing
  • a feeling of pins and needles on skin
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