PENTAMIDINE ISETHIONATE Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • diabetes
  • low blood sugar
  • decreased blood platelets
  • low levels of white blood cells
  • low levels of a type of white blood cell called neutrophils
  • low blood pressure
  • damage to the kidneys
  • high blood sugar
  • abnormal liver function tests
  • If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • decreased appetite
  • cough
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • INFREQUENT side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • shingles
  • anemia
  • rapid ventricular heartbeat
  • abnormal heart rhythm
  • bronchospasm
  • acute inflammation of the pancreas
  • erythema or redness of skin or mucous membrane
  • itching
  • a skin rash
  • reactions at the site of the injection
  • If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • thrush
  • throat irritation
  • a common cold
  • inflammation of the tissue lining the sinuses
  • bronchitis
  • taste impairment
  • headache
  • night sweats
  • RARE side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • a disorder with excess antidiuretic hormone called syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone
  • low amount of calcium in the blood
  • high levels of potassium in the blood
  • a type of blood disorder with a decrease in all types of blood cells called pancytopenia
  • increased eosinophils in the blood
  • torsades de pointes, a type of abnormal heart rhythm
  • prolonged QT interval on EKG
  • ST segment changes on an EKG
  • inflammation of the blood vessels
  • a type of inflammation of the lung called interstitial pneumonitis
  • inflammation of the esophagus
  • inflammation of the large intestine
  • inflammation of the liver called hepatitis
  • blood in the bowel movement
  • black tarry stools
  • kidney inflammation
  • decreased kidney function
  • a skin disorder with blistering and peeling skin called Stevens-Johnson syndrome
  • rapid breathing
  • trouble breathing
  • involuntary leakage of urine
  • an enlarged liver
  • an enlarged spleen
  • a significant type of allergic reaction called anaphylaxis
  • If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • depression
  • blurred vision
  • inflammation of the eyelid
  • widening of blood vessels
  • stuffy nose
  • dry mouth
  • constipation
  • abnormal peeling of skin
  • fainting
  • fever
  • low energy
  • a distorted sense of smell called parosmia
  • stomach cramps
  • a feeling of pins and needles on skin
  • a loss of taste
  • anxious feelings
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