AMNESTEEM Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • eye irritation
  • an infection of the skin and the tissue below the skin
  • bone tenderness

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

  • a decrease in sharpness of vision called reduced visual acuity
  • dry eye
  • throat irritation
  • a common cold
  • dryness of the nose
  • dry mouth
  • inflammation of the lips
  • chapped lips
  • skin inflammation
  • increased sensitivity of the skin to the sun
  • abnormal peeling of skin
  • hair loss
  • dry skin
  • backache
  • headache
  • pain in the muscles or bones

INFREQUENT side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • decreased calcification or density of bone

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

  • neck pain
  • muscle stiffness
  • nausea

RARE side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • high amount of triglyceride in the blood
  • anemia
  • decreased blood platelets
  • very low levels of granulocytes, a type of white blood cell
  • low levels of a type of white blood cell called neutrophils
  • mental problems from taking the drug
  • suicidal behavior
  • suicidal thoughts
  • depression
  • aggressive behavior
  • pseudotumor cerebri, a condition with high fluid pressure in the brain
  • clouding of the lens of the eye called cataracts
  • decreased vision at night
  • corneal opacity, a scarring disorder that results in clouding of the cornea of the eye
  • sudden blindness and pain upon moving the eye
  • hearing loss
  • a stroke
  • obstruction of a blood vessel by a blood clot
  • bronchospasm
  • bleeding gums
  • an ulcer in the esophagus
  • inflammatory bowel disease
  • inflammation of the liver called hepatitis
  • acute inflammation of the pancreas
  • glomerulonephritis, a condition that affects the kidneys
  • bloody urine
  • nodular inflammatory skin lesions with production of pus
  • 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
  • decreased pigmentation of the skin
  • inflammation of a tendon
  • a condition with muscle tissue breakdown called rhabdomyolysis
  • osteoporosis, a condition of weak bones
  • bone overgrowth
  • seizures
  • swollen lymph nodes
  • high amount of uric acid in the blood
  • high blood sugar
  • abnormal liver function tests
  • a significant type of allergic reaction called anaphylaxis
  • fast heartbeat

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

  • altered interest in having sexual intercourse
  • visual sensitivity to light
  • acquired chromatopsia, a change in color vision
  • blurred vision
  • accumulation of fluid in the tissues of the eyelid
  • excessive watery eyes
  • eye inflammation
  • eye itching
  • vaginal dryness
  • irregular periods
  • a problem with menstrual periods
  • inflammation and infection of nail cuticle
  • itching
  • hirsutism, a condition of hair growth on parts of the body normally without hair
  • skin discoloration
  • muscle pain
  • drowsiness
  • dizziness
  • low energy
  • excessive sweating
  • decreased appetite
  • weight loss
  • heart throbbing or pounding
  • nervousness
  • impaired wound healing
  • a feeling of general discomfort called malaise
  • irritability
  • intense abdominal pain
  • anxious feelings

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