Telithromycin Tablet Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Diarrhea
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Stomach Cramps

INFREQUENT side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • A Change In Vision
  • A Type Of Stomach Irritation Called Gastritis
  • Blurred Vision
  • Double Vision
  • Inflammation Of The Lining Of The Stomach And Intestines
  • Stomatitis, A Condition With Painful Swelling And Sores Inside The Mouth

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • A Painful, Red Or Swollen Tongue
  • A Yeast Infection Of The Vagina And Vulva
  • Constipation
  • Decreased Appetite
  • Difficulty Sleeping
  • Drowsiness
  • Dry Mouth
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Gas
  • Indigestion
  • Loose Stools
  • Low Energy
  • Sensation Of Spinning Or Whirling
  • Swelling Of The Abdomen
  • Taste Impairment
  • Thrush
  • Vomiting

RARE side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • A Low Supply Of Oxygen Rich Blood To The Heart
  • A Significant Type Of Allergic Reaction Called Anaphylaxis
  • A Skin Rash
  • A Type Of Allergic Reaction Called Angioedema
  • A Yellowing Of The Eyes Or Skin From Buildup Of Bilirubin Called Jaundice
  • Abnormal Heart Rhythm
  • Abnormal Liver Function Tests
  • Acute Inflammation Of The Pancreas
  • Acute Liver Failure
  • Cramps
  • Damage To The Liver And Inflammation
  • Diarrhea From An Infection With Clostridium Difficile Bacteria
  • Erythema Multiforme, A Type Of Allergic Skin Reaction
  • Fainting
  • High Amount Of Bilirubin In The Blood
  • Hives
  • Increase In The Number Of Platelets In The Blood
  • Increased Eosinophils In The Blood
  • Inflammation Of The Liver Called Hepatitis
  • Liver Problems
  • Low Blood Pressure
  • Myasthenia Gravis, A Skeletal Muscle Disorder
  • Prolonged QT Interval On EKG
  • Puffy Face From Water Retention
  • Seizures
  • Slow Heartbeat
  • Torsades De Pointes, A Type Of Abnormal Heart Rhythm
  • Trouble Breathing
  • Unconsciousness
  • Ventricular Arrhythmias, A Type Of Abnormal Heart Rhythm

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • A Feeling Of Pins And Needles On Skin
  • A Type Of Skin Condition With Redness And Itching Called Eczema
  • Abnormal Color Of Urine
  • Anxious Feelings
  • Disturbance In The Ability Of The Eye To Focus
  • Dizziness
  • Heart Throbbing Or Pounding
  • Inflammation Or Infection Of The Vagina
  • Itching
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Temporary Redness Of Face And Neck

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