Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • discoloration of teeth

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

  • irritation of the stomach or intestines
  • increased sensitivity of the skin to the sun
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea

INFREQUENT side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • skin discoloration

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

  • thrush
  • stomatitis, a condition with painful swelling and sores inside the mouth
  • irritation of the mouth
  • a painful, red or swollen tongue
  • a discolored tongue
  • itching of the anus
  • itching of the genital area
  • decreased appetite

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
  • large purple or brown skin blotches
  • decreased blood platelets
  • low levels of a type of white blood cell called neutrophils
  • increased eosinophils in the blood
  • pseudotumor cerebri, a condition with high fluid pressure in the brain
  • a type of muscle paralysis due to blocked nerve function called neuromuscular blockade
  • vision loss
  • thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, a type of blood disorder
  • inflammation of the esophagus
  • inflammation of the small and large intestine
  • liver failure
  • damage to the liver and inflammation
  • acute inflammation of the pancreas
  • skin rash with sloughing
  • a condition with loosening of the nails from the nailbed called onycholysis
  • hives
  • a significant type of allergic reaction called anaphylaxis
  • a type of allergic reaction called angioedema
  • a serum sickness reaction
  • a type of bumpy skin rash called a maculopapular rash
  • a type of significant allergic skin reaction called DRESS syndrome

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

  • indigestion
  • a disorder of the anus or rectum
  • fever
  • a skin rash
  • difficulty swallowing
  • a hairy tongue
  • defective tooth enamel formation
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