ACAMPROSATE CALCIUM Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • depression

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

  • dry mouth
  • itching
  • dizziness
  • difficulty sleeping
  • excessive sweating
  • nausea
  • gas
  • diarrhea
  • a feeling of pins and needles on skin
  • anxious feelings
  • an accidental injury

INFREQUENT side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • an infection
  • suicidal thoughts
  • ringing in the ears
  • widening of blood vessels
  • hives
  • memory loss
  • fluid retention in the legs, feet, arms or hands
  • trouble breathing
  • chest pain

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

  • altered interest in having sexual intercourse
  • a change in vision
  • high blood pressure
  • throat irritation
  • a stuffy and runny nose
  • indigestion
  • constipation
  • the inability to have an erection
  • joint pain
  • backache
  • muscle pain
  • drowsiness
  • fainting
  • flu-like symptoms
  • pain
  • chills
  • muscle tremors
  • taste impairment
  • decreased appetite
  • weight gain
  • increased hunger
  • headache
  • heart throbbing or pounding
  • cough
  • vomiting
  • generalized weakness
  • intense abdominal pain

RARE side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • liver cancer
  • a goiter
  • a condition with low thyroid hormone levels
  • diabetes
  • a type of joint disorder due to excess uric acid in the blood called gout
  • low amount of sodium in the blood
  • anemia
  • decreased blood platelets
  • low levels of white blood cells
  • increased eosinophils in the blood
  • increased lymphocyte cells in the blood
  • mental problems from taking the drug
  • confusion
  • manic behavior
  • paranoia
  • suicidal behavior
  • feelings of hostility
  • hyperactive behavior
  • a type of brain function problem called encephalopathy
  • hearing loss
  • a heart attack
  • angina, a type of chest pain
  • a clot in the lung
  • cardiomyopathy, a disease of the heart muscle
  • chronic heart failure
  • thrombophlebitis, an inflamed vein due to a blood clot
  • orthostatic hypotension, a form of low blood pressure
  • low blood pressure
  • bleeding
  • bruising under the skin
  • a spasm of the larynx
  • pneumonia
  • asthma
  • inflammation of the esophagus
  • a stomach ulcer
  • an ulcer of the duodenum
  • a type of stomach irritation called gastritis
  • a hernia which protrudes into the abdominal wall
  • inflammation of the large intestine
  • inflammation of the lining of the stomach and intestines
  • blood coming from anus
  • inflammation of the liver called hepatitis
  • inflammation of the gallbladder
  • acute inflammation of the pancreas
  • bleeding of the stomach or intestines
  • acute kidney failure
  • kidney stones
  • urinary tract infection
  • bloody urine
  • skin rash with sloughing
  • psoriasis
  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • an abscess
  • hallucinations
  • a tonic-clonic seizure
  • sensation of spinning or whirling
  • fever
  • puffy face from water retention
  • high amount of bilirubin in the blood
  • a condition where the body is unable to maintain adequate blood flow called shock
  • swollen lymph nodes
  • bloody vomit
  • difficulty swallowing
  • involuntary leakage of urine
  • excess urination
  • high amount of uric acid in the blood
  • high blood sugar
  • abnormal liver function tests
  • urinary urgency, or the sudden urge to urinate
  • inflammation of a vein
  • a type of bumpy skin rash called a maculopapular rash
  • fast heartbeat

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

  • vitamin deficiency
  • depersonalization, a disconnection of one's own sense of reality or identity
  • abnormal sexual function
  • problems with ejaculation
  • agitation
  • twisting neck spasms
  • a migraine headache
  • a disease with shrinking and weaker muscles called myopathy
  • lazy eye
  • visual sensitivity to light
  • double vision
  • enlarged superficial veins
  • excessive saliva production
  • canker sores
  • black tarry stools
  • inflammation or infection of the vagina
  • bleeding not related to menstrual period
  • increased sensitivity of the skin to the sun
  • inflammation of the skin with blisters
  • hair loss
  • acne
  • dry skin
  • neck pain
  • nerve pain
  • leg cramps
  • numbness
  • weight loss
  • excessive thirst
  • nosebleed
  • burping
  • an increased need to urinate often
  • urination during the night
  • a feeling of general discomfort called malaise
  • abnormal dreams

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