LINCOMYCIN HCL Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • diarrhea from an infection with Clostridium difficile bacteria

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

  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea

INFREQUENT side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • low platelet count and bleeding from immune response
  • low levels of a type of white blood cell called neutrophils
  • inflammation of the skin due to an allergy
  • itching
  • hives
  • a skin rash
  • decreased urine production
  • abnormally high levels of nitrogen-containing compounds in your blood
  • elevation of proteins in the urine

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

  • inflammation or infection of the vagina

RARE side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • a type of blood disorder with a decrease in all types of blood cells called pancytopenia
  • low blood counts due to bone marrow failure
  • low levels of white blood cells
  • complete stoppage of the heart
  • inflammation of the skin with blisters
  • 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
  • skin rash with sloughing
  • a type of allergic reaction called angioedema
  • a serum sickness reaction
  • a type of skin disorder called acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis

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

  • ringing in the ears
  • thrombophlebitis, an inflamed vein due to a blood clot
  • stomatitis, a condition with painful swelling and sores inside the mouth
  • a painful, red or swollen tongue
  • decreased kidney function
  • drowsiness
  • sensation of spinning or whirling
  • dizziness
  • headache
  • abnormal liver function tests
  • a significant type of allergic reaction called anaphylaxis
  • reactions at the site of the injection

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