PARICALCITOL Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • high blood pressure
  • sensation of spinning or whirling
  • a skin rash

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

  • a sore throat
  • dizziness
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea

INFREQUENT side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • an infection due to a fungus
  • low blood sugar
  • dehydration
  • low blood pressure
  • urinary tract infection
  • a skin ulcer
  • arthritis
  • chest pain
  • fluid overload

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

  • inflammation of the tissue lining the sinuses
  • constipation
  • backache
  • muscle spasm
  • leg cramps
  • difficulty sleeping
  • pain
  • visible water retention
  • headache
  • cough
  • stomach cramps
  • anxious feelings

RARE side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • high amount of calcium in the blood
  • abnormal heart rhythm
  • decreased kidney function
  • fainting
  • decreased appetite
  • abnormal liver function tests

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

  • dry mouth
  • breast pain
  • acne
  • hives
  • taste impairment

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