DEFERASIROX Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • decreased kidney function
  • If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • throat irritation
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • elevation of proteins in the urine
  • intense abdominal pain
  • INFREQUENT side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

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

  • a common cold
  • RARE side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • Fanconi syndrome, a condition of the kidneys resulting in excessive urination, thirst and vomiting
  • anemia
  • decreased blood platelets
  • very low levels of granulocytes, a type of white blood cell
  • low levels of a type of white blood cell called neutrophils
  • maculopathy
  • increased pressure in the eye
  • clouding of the lens of the eye called cataracts
  • sudden blindness and pain upon moving the eye
  • hearing loss
  • allergic reaction causing inflammation of blood vessels
  • stomach or intestinal ulcer
  • a type of stomach irritation called gastritis
  • liver failure
  • inflammation of the liver called hepatitis
  • gallstones
  • a type of kidney inflammation called interstitial nephritis
  • acute kidney failure
  • 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
  • high amount of bilirubin in the blood
  • 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 rupture in the wall of the stomach or intestine
  • pancreatitis
  • a type of significant allergic skin reaction called DRESS syndrome
  • a high alanine transaminase level
  • a high aspartate transaminase level
  • IgA vasculitis
  • If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • inflammation of the esophagus
  • hair loss
  • dizziness
  • difficulty sleeping
  • low energy
  • anxious feelings
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