FUROSEMIDE Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

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

    • orthostatic hypotension, a form of low blood pressure

    INFREQUENT side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

    • low amount of magnesium in the blood
    • low amount of calcium in the blood
    • low amount of sodium in the blood
    • low amount of potassium in the blood

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

    • blurred vision
    • dry mouth
    • increased sensitivity of the skin to the sun
    • muscle spasm
    • cramps
    • drowsiness
    • dizziness
    • decreased appetite
    • headache
    • diarrhea
    • stomach cramps

    RARE side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

    • a type of blood disorder where the red blood cells burst called hemolytic anemia
    • low blood counts due to bone marrow failure
    • anemia
    • large purple or brown skin blotches
    • decreased blood platelets
    • very low levels of granulocytes, a type of white blood cell
    • low levels of white blood cells
    • increased eosinophils in the blood
    • yellow vision
    • ototoxicity, damage to the inner ear that affects hearing or balance
    • hearing loss
    • allergic reaction causing inflammation of blood vessels
    • inflammation of the blood vessels
    • thrombophlebitis, an inflamed vein due to a blood clot
    • a blockage of the bile duct that resulting in high bilirubin levels
    • acute inflammation of the pancreas
    • a type of kidney inflammation called interstitial nephritis
    • inflammation of the skin due to an allergy
    • bullous pemphigoid
    • 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
    • skin rash with sloughing
    • hives
    • systemic lupus erythematosus, an autoimmune disease
    • a skin rash
    • abnormal liver function tests
    • a significant type of allergic reaction called anaphylaxis
    • a yellowing of the eyes or skin from buildup of bilirubin called jaundice
    • acid base problem with low chloride and basic pH blood
    • a type of skin disorder called acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis

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

    • ringing in the ears
    • irritation of the mouth
    • irritation of the stomach or intestines
    • constipation
    • a spasm of the ureter
    • itching
    • muscle weakness
    • sensation of spinning or whirling
    • fever
    • nausea
    • vomiting
    • high amount of uric acid in the blood
    • high blood sugar
    • nervousness
    • a feeling of pins and needles on skin
    • generalized weakness

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