DIDANOSINE Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • a painful condition that affects the nerves in the legs and arms called peripheral neuropathy
  • If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • a toxic effect on the central nervous system, which consists of the brain and spinal cord
  • dry mouth
  • indigestion
  • headache
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • stomach cramps
  • abnormal fat distribution associated with HIV
  • INFREQUENT side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • acute inflammation of the pancreas
  • high amount of bilirubin in the blood
  • excessive diarrhea
  • If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

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    RARE side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • increased blood acidity due to high levels of lactic acid
  • anemia
  • decreased blood platelets
  • low levels of white blood cells
  • sudden blindness and pain upon moving the eye
  • cardiomyopathy, a disease of the heart muscle
  • enlarged fatty liver
  • inflammation of the liver called hepatitis
  • damage to the liver and inflammation
  • itching
  • seizures
  • a skin rash
  • high amount of uric acid in the blood
  • abnormal liver function tests
  • abnormally increased pressure in the veins of the liver
  • retinal depigmentation
  • If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • hair loss
  • fever
  • pain
  • chills
  • generalized weakness
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