ENTECAVIR Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • increased blood acidity due to high levels of lactic acid
  • bloody urine
  • abnormal liver function tests

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

  • hair loss
  • drowsiness
  • dizziness
  • low energy
  • a skin rash
  • headache
  • nausea

INFREQUENT side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • high amount of bilirubin in the blood
  • a condition where there is excess sugar in the urine

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

  • taste impairment
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • intense abdominal pain

RARE side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • decreased blood platelets
  • enlarged fatty liver
  • an enlarged liver
  • high blood sugar
  • a significant type of allergic reaction called anaphylaxis

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

  • indigestion
  • difficulty sleeping

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