Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • a common cold

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

  • inadequate vitamin B12
  • a common cold
  • taste impairment
  • weight loss
  • headache
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • gas
  • diarrhea
  • abdominal bloating
  • throat irritation

INFREQUENT side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • trouble breathing
  • high cholesterol
  • angina, a type of chest pain

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

  • a stuffy and runny nose
  • indigestion
  • constipation
  • a nail disorder
  • dizziness
  • flu-like symptoms
  • excessive sweating
  • chills
  • a skin rash
  • temporary redness of face and neck
  • heart throbbing or pounding
  • anemia
  • joint pain
  • backache

RARE side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • low blood sugar
  • increased blood acidity due to high levels of lactic acid
  • megaloblastic anemia
  • acute respiratory distress syndrome, a type of lung disorder
  • liver damage
  • inflammation of the liver with stoppage of bile flow
  • water retention
  • a heart attack
  • heart failure
  • escape of fluid into the lungs
  • fluid in the lungs
  • liver failure
  • inflammation of the liver called hepatitis
  • a skin disorder with blistering and peeling skin called Stevens-Johnson syndrome
  • hives
  • a skin rash
  • visible water retention
  • fluid retention in the legs, feet, arms or hands
  • vomiting
  • abnormal liver function tests
  • a broken bone
  • a significant type of allergic reaction called anaphylaxis
  • a type of allergic reaction called angioedema
  • macular edema
  • worsening of chronic heart failure

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

  • itching
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