DMSA 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

  • hemorrhoids
  • irritation of the stomach or intestines
  • backache
  • drowsiness
  • dizziness
  • fever
  • flu-like symptoms
  • taste impairment
  • decreased appetite
  • headache
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • loose stools
  • diarrhea
  • stomach cramps
  • INFREQUENT side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • high cholesterol
  • low levels of a type of white blood cell called neutrophils
  • increase in the number of platelets in the blood
  • abnormal heart rhythm
  • a type of bumpy skin rash called a maculopapular rash
  • If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • an infection due to the fungus Candida
  • excessive watery eyes
  • a sore throat
  • stuffy nose
  • a feeling of ear congestion
  • itching
  • chills
  • a skin rash
  • cough
  • difficult or painful urination
  • decreased urine production
  • elevation of proteins in the urine
  • pain in the upper abdomen or back and sides
  • runny nose
  • ear inflammation
  • leg pain
  • peripheral sensory nerve disorder
  • RARE side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • anemia
  • a hypersensitivity reaction to a drug
  • If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • abnormal liver function tests
  • a feeling of general discomfort called malaise
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