Ganciclovir Capsule Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • A Fever As A Result Of Taking The Medication
  • A Systemic Inflammatory Response Called Sepsis Due To An Infection With Bacteria
  • Anemia
  • Low Levels Of A Type Of White Blood Cell Called Neutrophils
  • Low Levels Of Granulocytes, A Type Of White Blood Cell
  • Trouble Breathing

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Cough
  • Decreased Appetite
  • Diarrhea
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Generalized Weakness
  • Intense Abdominal Pain
  • Nausea

INFREQUENT side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • Abnormal Liver Function Tests
  • An Infection
  • Decreased Blood Platelets
  • Decreased Kidney Function
  • Inflammation Of The Skin Due To An Allergy
  • Mental Status Changes
  • Mood Changes

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • A Painful Condition That Affects The Nerves In The Legs And Arms Called Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Chills
  • Itching
  • Vomiting

RARE side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • A Change In Vision
  • A Condition Where There Is Formation Of Fibrous Tissue In The Lung Called Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • A Condition With Muscle Tissue Breakdown Called Rhabdomyolysis
  • A Rupture In The Wall Of The Stomach Or Intestine
  • A Significant Type Of Allergic Reaction Called Anaphylaxis
  • A Skin Disorder With Blistering And Peeling Skin Called Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
  • A Skin Rash
  • A Stroke
  • 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
  • Abnormal Heart Rhythm
  • Acidosis, A High Level Of Acid In The Blood
  • An Infection Due To The Fungus Candida
  • Blockage Of Normal Bile Flow
  • Bloody Urine
  • Bronchospasm
  • Chest Pain
  • Clouding Of The Lens Of The Eye Called Cataracts
  • Complete Stoppage Of The Heart
  • Extrapyramidal Disease, A Type Of Movement Disorder
  • Gallstones
  • Hearing Loss
  • Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome, A Condition That Affects The Kidney And The Blood
  • High Amount Of Calcium In The Blood
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Inadequate Blood Flow In The Extremities
  • Inflammation Of The Blood Vessels
  • Inflammation Of The Liver Called Hepatitis
  • Kidney Failure
  • Liver Failure
  • Low Amount Of Sodium In The Blood
  • Low Blood Pressure
  • Macular Edema
  • Mental Problems From Taking The Drug
  • Multiple Organ Failure
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Pancreatitis
  • Rapid Ventricular Heartbeat
  • Seizures
  • Skin Rash With Sloughing
  • Stomach Or Intestinal Ulcer
  • Torsades De Pointes, A Type Of Abnormal Heart Rhythm
  • Very Low Levels Of Granulocytes, A Type Of White Blood Cell

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • A Feeling Of General Discomfort Called Malaise
  • Abnormal Dreams
  • Abnormal Sensations Of The Skin
  • An Earache
  • Anxious Feelings
  • Arthritis
  • Backache
  • Burping
  • Canker Sores
  • Confusion
  • Constipation
  • Decrease In Size Of A Testicle
  • Depression
  • Difficulty Sleeping
  • Difficulty Swallowing
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Dry Eye
  • Dry Mouth
  • Dry Skin
  • Dysphasia, The Inability To Arrange Words In An Understandable Way
  • Gas
  • Hair Loss
  • Hallucinations
  • Headache
  • High Amount Of Triglyceride In The Blood
  • Hives
  • Indigestion
  • Infertility In Women
  • Inflammation Of The Vein, Or Phlebitis After Infusion
  • Irritability
  • Joint Pain
  • Leg Cramps
  • Low Sperm Count
  • Memory Loss
  • Muscle Pain
  • Muscle Tremors
  • No Sense Of Smell
  • Numbness
  • Numbness And Tingling
  • Paralysis Of Nerves For The Face
  • Pink Eye
  • Reactions At The Site Of The Injection
  • Ringing In The Ears
  • Swelling Of The Abdomen
  • Taste Impairment
  • Visible Water Retention
  • Weight Loss
  • Widening Of Blood Vessels

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