Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • low blood pressure

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

  • headache
  • diarrhea

INFREQUENT side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • slow heartbeat

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

  • indigestion
  • dizziness
  • fever
  • low energy
  • pain
  • chills
  • stomach cramps

RARE side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • anemia
  • increased risk of bleeding due to clotting disorder
  • large purple or brown skin blotches
  • decreased blood platelets
  • a low supply of oxygen rich blood to the heart
  • atrioventricular block, a type of slow heart rhythm disorder
  • torsades de pointes, a type of abnormal heart rhythm
  • prolonged QT interval on EKG
  • abnormal heart rhythm
  • bronchospasm
  • acute inflammation of the pancreas
  • kidney failure
  • high amount of bilirubin in the blood
  • trouble breathing
  • chest pain
  • abnormal liver function tests
  • a significant type of allergic reaction called anaphylaxis
  • prolonged P-R interval observed on EKG

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

  • confusion
  • depersonalization, a disconnection of one's own sense of reality or identity
  • visual sensitivity to light
  • a change in vision
  • ringing in the ears
  • thrombophlebitis, an inflamed vein due to a blood clot
  • orthostatic hypotension, a form of low blood pressure
  • constipation
  • joint pain
  • muscle pain
  • fainting
  • sensation of spinning or whirling
  • a sleep disorder
  • excessive sweating
  • muscle tremors
  • muscle twitching
  • taste impairment
  • loss of muscle coordination
  • fluid retention in the legs, feet, arms or hands
  • puffy face from water retention
  • temporary redness of face and neck
  • decreased appetite
  • nosebleed
  • excess urination
  • abnormal dreams
  • anxious feelings
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