Flucytosine Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • A Skin Rash
  • A Yellowing Of The Eyes Or Skin From Buildup Of Bilirubin Called Jaundice
  • Anemia
  • Decreased Blood Platelets
  • Inflammation Of The Liver Called Hepatitis
  • Inflammation Of The Skin Due To An Allergy
  • Itching
  • Low Levels Of White Blood Cells

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Decreased Appetite
  • Diarrhea
  • Head Pain
  • Intense Abdominal Pain
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

INFREQUENT side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • Confusion
  • Hallucinations

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Fever
  • Increased Sensitivity Of The Skin To The Sun
  • Inducing Of A Relaxed Easy State
  • Low Energy

RARE side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • A Heart Attack
  • A Skin Disorder With Blistering And Peeling Skin Called Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis
  • A Type Of Blood Disorder With A Decrease In All Types Of Blood Cells Called Pancytopenia
  • A Type Of Movement Disorder Called Parkinsonism
  • Abnormal Liver Function Tests
  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, A Type Of Lung Disorder
  • An Ulcer Of The Duodenum
  • Anemia Due To Depressed Bone Marrow
  • Bleeding Of The Stomach Or Intestines
  • Chest Pain
  • High Amount Of Bilirubin In The Blood
  • Hives
  • Increased Eosinophils In The Blood
  • Inflammation Of The Small And Large Intestine
  • Liver Tissue Death
  • Low Amount Of Potassium In The Blood
  • Pure Red Cell Aplasia
  • Seizures
  • Trouble Breathing
  • Ulcerative Colitis, An Inflammatory Condition Of The Intestines
  • Ventricular Arrhythmias, A Type Of Abnormal Heart Rhythm
  • Very Low Levels Of Granulocytes, A Type Of White Blood Cell

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • A Painful Condition That Affects The Nerves In The Legs And Arms Called Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Dry Mouth
  • Hearing Loss
  • Loss Of Muscle Coordination
  • Low Blood Sugar
  • Mental Problems From Taking The Drug
  • Numbness And Tingling
  • Sensation Of Spinning Or Whirling

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