GEMFIBROZIL Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

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

    • indigestion
    • intense abdominal pain

    INFREQUENT side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

    • appendicitis

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

    • constipation
    • a type of skin condition with redness and itching called eczema
    • pain in the arms or legs
    • sensation of spinning or whirling
    • low energy
    • taste impairment
    • a skin rash
    • headache
    • nausea
    • vomiting
    • diarrhea

    RARE side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

    • a decrease in bone marrow production
    • anemia
    • decreased blood platelets
    • low levels of white blood cells
    • a disease with shrinking and weaker muscles called myopathy
    • atrial fibrillation
    • vocal cord swelling
    • gallstones
    • disease of the gallbladder
    • a blockage of the bile duct that resulting in high bilirubin levels
    • skin rash with sloughing
    • a condition with muscle tissue breakdown called rhabdomyolysis
    • muscle inflammation
    • high amount of bilirubin in the blood
    • a type of allergic reaction called angioedema
    • a high alanine transaminase level
    • a high aspartate transaminase level
    • increased alkaline phosphatase

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

    • altered interest in having sexual intercourse
    • depression
    • blurred vision
    • the inability to have an erection
    • skin inflammation
    • itching
    • joint pain
    • muscle weakness
    • muscle pain
    • drowsiness
    • dizziness
    • numbness
    • a feeling of pins and needles on skin
    • inflammation of the lining of a joint

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