FACTIVE Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

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    • headache
    • nausea
    • diarrhea

    INFREQUENT side effects

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        RARE side effects

        If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

        • diarrhea from an infection with Clostridium difficile bacteria
        • low blood sugar
        • a type of blood disorder where the red blood cells burst called hemolytic anemia
        • a type of blood disorder with a decrease in all types of blood cells called pancytopenia
        • low blood counts due to bone marrow failure
        • anemia
        • decreased blood platelets
        • very low levels of granulocytes, a type of white blood cell
        • low levels of white blood cells
        • low levels of granulocytes, a type of white blood cell
        • increased eosinophils in the blood
        • mental problems from taking the drug
        • suicidal thoughts
        • a painful condition that affects the nerves in the legs and arms called peripheral neuropathy
        • a type of muscle paralysis due to blocked nerve function called neuromuscular blockade
        • bleeding from the retina
        • heart valve regurgitation
        • torsades de pointes, a type of abnormal heart rhythm
        • prolonged QT interval on EKG
        • a transient ischemic attack, a type of stroke that lasts only a few minutes
        • inflammation of the blood vessels
        • thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, a type of blood disorder
        • bleeding
        • throat irritation
        • inflammation in the lungs due to an allergic reaction
        • liver tissue death
        • inflammation of the liver called hepatitis
        • a type of kidney inflammation called interstitial nephritis
        • kidney failure
        • 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
        • inflammation of a tendon
        • rupture of a tendon
        • rupture of a tendon in the shoulder area
        • rupture of tendons that extend the hand and wrist
        • rupture of tendons that flex the hand and wrist
        • rupture of the tendon in the back of the heel
        • a condition with muscle tissue breakdown called rhabdomyolysis
        • muscle weakness
        • fainting
        • numbness
        • puffy face from water retention
        • high amount of bilirubin in the blood
        • trouble breathing
        • abnormal liver function tests
        • a significant type of allergic reaction called anaphylaxis
        • a type of allergic reaction called angioedema
        • a hypersensitivity reaction to a drug
        • a serum sickness reaction
        • a feeling of pins and needles on skin
        • high pressure within the skull
        • abnormal sensations of the skin
        • a yellowing of the eyes or skin from buildup of bilirubin called jaundice
        • dissection of the aorta
        • dissection of artery
        • aneurysm of aorta
        • a high alanine transaminase level
        • a high aspartate transaminase level

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

        • an infection due to the fungus Candida
        • confusion
        • a change in vision
        • dry mouth
        • indigestion
        • inflammation of the lining of the stomach and intestines
        • constipation
        • inflammation or infection of the vagina
        • skin inflammation
        • increased sensitivity of the skin to the sun
        • a type of skin condition with redness and itching called eczema
        • itching of the genital area
        • itching
        • joint pain
        • backache
        • leg cramps
        • drowsiness
        • hallucinations
        • sensation of spinning or whirling
        • dizziness
        • difficulty sleeping
        • low energy
        • pain
        • muscle tremors
        • taste impairment
        • fluid retention in the legs, feet, arms or hands
        • temporary redness of face and neck
        • decreased appetite
        • vomiting
        • stomach cramps
        • high blood sugar
        • nervousness
        • generalized weakness
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