PLAVIX Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

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

    • joint pain
    • headache

    INFREQUENT side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

    • bleeding
    • bleeding of the stomach or intestines

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

    • a type of skin condition with redness and itching called eczema
    • itching
    • a skin rash

    RARE side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

    • a type of blood disorder with a decrease in all types of blood cells called pancytopenia
    • low blood counts due to bone marrow failure
    • decreased blood platelets
    • very low levels of granulocytes, a type of white blood cell
    • increased eosinophils in the blood
    • confusion
    • bleeding from the retina
    • hemorrhage from the conjunctiva of the eye
    • bleeding in the eye
    • bleeding within the skull
    • inflammation of the blood vessels
    • thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, a type of blood disorder
    • low blood pressure
    • a type of inflammation of the lung called interstitial pneumonitis
    • pneumonia with high amount of eosinophil white blood cells
    • bronchospasm
    • stomatitis, a condition with painful swelling and sores inside the mouth
    • a stomach ulcer
    • an ulcer of the duodenum
    • inflammation of the large intestine
    • acute liver failure
    • inflammation of the liver called hepatitis
    • decreased kidney function
    • bloody urine
    • inflammation of the skin with blisters
    • erythema multiforme, a type of allergic skin reaction
    • a skin disorder with blistering and peeling skin called toxic epidermal necrolysis
    • a skin disorder with blistering and peeling skin called Stevens-Johnson syndrome
    • skin rash with sloughing
    • bleeding from the respiratory tract
    • abnormal liver function tests
    • bleeding from a wound
    • a significant type of allergic reaction called anaphylaxis
    • a type of allergic reaction called angioedema
    • a hypersensitivity reaction to a drug
    • a serum sickness reaction
    • a type of bumpy skin rash called a maculopapular rash
    • pancreatitis
    • acquired hemophilia
    • bleeding in the abdomen
    • a type of skin disorder called acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis
    • insulin autoimmune syndrome
    • a type of significant allergic skin reaction called DRESS syndrome

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

    • erythema or skin redness
    • skin disease characterized by swollen itching lesions
    • arthritis
    • muscle pain
    • taste impairment
    • diarrhea
    • bruising
    • hematoma, a collection of blood outside of the blood vessels
    • a loss of taste

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