LAMIVUDINE Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • a feeling of pins and needles on skin
  • high blood levels of the lipase enzyme

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

  • a sore throat
  • fever
  • low energy
  • headache
  • cough
  • nausea
  • diarrhea
  • a feeling of general discomfort called malaise
  • an infection of the ear

INFREQUENT side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • decreased blood platelets
  • low levels of a type of white blood cell called neutrophils

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

  • a stuffy and runny nose
  • indigestion
  • joint pain
  • muscle pain
  • dizziness
  • difficulty sleeping
  • chills
  • decreased appetite
  • vomiting
  • stomach cramps

RARE side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • increased blood acidity due to high levels of lactic acid
  • anemia
  • enlarged fatty liver
  • a condition with muscle tissue breakdown called rhabdomyolysis
  • swollen lymph nodes
  • an enlarged spleen
  • abnormal liver function tests
  • a significant type of allergic reaction called anaphylaxis
  • pancreatitis
  • pure red cell aplasia

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

  • stomatitis, a condition with painful swelling and sores inside the mouth
  • itching
  • hair loss
  • muscle weakness
  • cramps
  • wheezing
  • generalized weakness

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