ANTABUSE Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

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

  • drowsiness
  • problems metabolizing alcohol
  • INFREQUENT side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • mental problems from taking the drug
  • mood changes
  • a toxic effect on the central nervous system, which consists of the brain and spinal cord
  • generalized disorder of peripheral nerves
  • a painful condition that affects the nerves in the legs and arms called peripheral neuropathy
  • sudden blindness and pain upon moving the eye
  • If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • the inability to have an erection
  • headache
  • RARE side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • a type of brain function problem called encephalopathy
  • liver tissue death
  • a yellowing of the eyes or skin from buildup of bilirubin called jaundice
  • If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • low energy
  • taste impairment
  • a skin rash
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