Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • low blood sugar
  • a common cold

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

  • dizziness
  • weight gain
  • headache
  • nausea
  • throat irritation

INFREQUENT side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • high cholesterol
  • angina, a type of chest pain

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

  • flu-like symptoms
  • anemia
  • joint pain
  • backache

RARE side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • a disorder with excess antidiuretic hormone called syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone
  • low amount of sodium in the blood
  • porphyria cutanea tarda
  • a type of blood disorder where the red blood cells burst called hemolytic anemia
  • 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 platelet count and bleeding from immune response
  • decreased blood platelets
  • very low levels of granulocytes, a type of white blood cell
  • low levels of white blood cells
  • inflammation of blood vessels in the skin
  • low blood pressure
  • inflammation of the liver called hepatitis
  • a skin disorder with blistering and peeling skin called Stevens-Johnson syndrome
  • erythema or redness of skin or mucous membrane
  • hives
  • trouble breathing
  • abnormal liver function tests
  • a significant type of allergic reaction called anaphylaxis
  • a type of allergic reaction called angioedema
  • low blood sugar
  • water retention
  • a heart attack
  • heart failure
  • escape of fluid into the lungs
  • fluid in the lungs
  • liver failure
  • a skin rash
  • visible water retention
  • fluid retention in the legs, feet, arms or hands
  • vomiting
  • a broken bone
  • macular edema
  • worsening of chronic heart failure

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

  • increased sensitivity of the skin to the sun
  • hair loss
  • taste impairment
  • itching
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