ACETAZOLAMIDE SODIUM Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

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

    • low energy
    • taste impairment
    • decreased appetite
    • nausea
    • vomiting
    • diarrhea
    • a feeling of general discomfort called malaise

    INFREQUENT side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

    • depression
    • kidney stones
    • bloody urine
    • the appearance of crystals in the urine

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

    • low amount of sodium in the blood
    • drowsiness

    RARE side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

    • low blood sugar
    • acidosis, a high level of acid in the blood
    • low amount of potassium in the blood
    • 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
    • low blood counts due to bone marrow failure
    • low platelet count and bleeding from immune response
    • very low levels of granulocytes, a type of white blood cell
    • low levels of white blood cells
    • a blood disorder
    • liver tissue death
    • a blockage of the bile duct that resulting in high bilirubin levels
    • black tarry stools
    • kidney failure
    • a skin disorder with blistering and peeling skin called toxic epidermal necrolysis
    • a skin disorder with blistering and peeling skin called Stevens-Johnson syndrome
    • seizures
    • high blood sugar
    • a condition where there is excess sugar in the urine
    • abnormal liver function tests
    • a significant type of allergic reaction called anaphylaxis
    • secondary angle-closure glaucoma, a type of eye disorder
    • a yellowing of the eyes or skin from buildup of bilirubin called jaundice
    • limp or flaccid paralysis
    • choroidal effusion

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

    • a hearing disorder
    • increased sensitivity of the skin to the sun
    • erythema or redness of skin or mucous membrane
    • hives
    • dizziness
    • fever
    • a distorted sense of smell called parosmia
    • loss of muscle coordination
    • headache
    • reactions at the site of the injection
    • a feeling of pins and needles on skin

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