PRIFTIN Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • anemia
  • low levels of a type of white blood cell called neutrophils
  • a decreased number of lymphocytes in the blood
  • high amount of uric acid in the blood
  • a high aspartate transaminase level

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

  • pink eye
  • tear discoloration
  • discoloration of the saliva
  • hives
  • decreased appetite
  • headache
  • swollen lymph nodes
  • sputum discoloration
  • nausea
  • an abnormal stool color
  • abnormal color of urine

INFREQUENT side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • decreased blood platelets
  • low levels of white blood cells
  • increase in the number of platelets in the blood
  • low blood pressure
  • bronchospasm
  • inflammation of the liver called hepatitis
  • acute inflammation of the pancreas
  • trouble breathing
  • coughing up of blood
  • a hypersensitivity reaction to a drug
  • a high alanine transaminase level

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

  • low blood sugar
  • throat irritation
  • backache
  • muscle pain
  • drowsiness
  • dizziness
  • fever
  • low energy
  • excessive sweating
  • cough
  • chest pain

RARE side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • diarrhea from an infection with Clostridium difficile bacteria
  • an infection due to a fungus
  • a type of joint disorder due to excess uric acid in the blood called gout
  • high levels of potassium in the blood
  • large purple or brown skin blotches
  • suicidal thoughts
  • inflammation of the covering of the heart or pericardium
  • a blood clot
  • a condition where there is formation of fibrous tissue in the lung called pulmonary fibrosis
  • a skin disorder with blistering and peeling skin called Stevens-Johnson syndrome
  • a condition with muscle tissue breakdown called rhabdomyolysis
  • fainting
  • seizures
  • a type of allergic reaction called angioedema
  • hematoma, a collection of blood outside of the blood vessels
  • a type of significant allergic skin reaction called DRESS syndrome
  • fast heartbeat

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

  • excessive fat in the blood
  • confusion
  • depression
  • orthostatic hypotension, a form of low blood pressure
  • laryngitis
  • dry mouth
  • a type of stomach irritation called gastritis
  • inflammation of the lining of the stomach and intestines
  • constipation
  • vaginal discharge
  • bleeding not related to menstrual period
  • skin discoloration
  • chills
  • visible water retention
  • high amount of bilirubin in the blood
  • a change in voice
  • nosebleed
  • heart throbbing or pounding
  • stomach cramps
  • abnormally high levels of nitrogen-containing compounds in your blood
  • high blood sugar
  • a feeling of pins and needles on skin
  • generalized weakness
  • anxious feelings

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