Lamivudine-zidovudine Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • low levels of white blood cells
  • a painful condition that affects the nerves in the legs and arms called peripheral neuropathy
  • a feeling of pins and needles on skin
  • If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • stuffy nose
  • low energy
  • headache
  • cough
  • nausea
  • diarrhea
  • a feeling of general discomfort called malaise
  • abnormal fat distribution associated with HIV
  • pain in the muscles or bones
  • 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

  • indigestion
  • disorder of the digestive system
  • joint pain
  • muscle pain
  • dizziness
  • difficulty sleeping
  • fever
  • chills
  • decreased appetite
  • vomiting
  • stomach cramps
  • generalized weakness
  • RARE side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • increased blood acidity due to high levels of lactic acid
  • dehydration
  • anemia
  • decreased blood platelets
  • low levels of a type of white blood cell called neutrophils
  • a disease with shrinking and weaker muscles called myopathy
  • cardiomyopathy, a disease of the heart muscle
  • heart failure
  • inflammation of the blood vessels
  • stomatitis, a condition with painful swelling and sores inside the mouth
  • enlarged fatty liver
  • damage to the liver and inflammation
  • acute inflammation of the pancreas
  • erythema multiforme, a type of allergic skin reaction
  • a skin disorder with blistering and peeling skin called Stevens-Johnson syndrome
  • hives
  • a condition with muscle tissue breakdown called rhabdomyolysis
  • seizures
  • a skin rash
  • swollen lymph nodes
  • wheezing
  • an enlarged spleen
  • high blood sugar
  • a significant type of allergic reaction called anaphylaxis
  • pure red cell aplasia
  • If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • enlarged breasts
  • hair loss
  • muscle weakness
  • hyperpigmentation of the inside of the mouth
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