MESALAMINE Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • inflammation of the large intestine

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

  • acne
  • dizziness
  • fever
  • headache
  • gas

INFREQUENT side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

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

    • a type of stomach irritation called gastritis
    • soreness of the rectal area
    • flu-like symptoms
    • nausea
    • diarrhea

    RARE side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

    • low blood counts due to bone marrow failure
    • decreased blood platelets
    • very low levels of granulocytes, a type of white blood cell
    • increased eosinophils in the blood
    • inflammation of the spinal cord
    • Guillain-Barre syndrome
    • inflammation of the covering of the heart or pericardium
    • inflammation of the middle tissue heart muscle
    • inflammation in the lungs due to an allergic reaction
    • inflammation of the alveoli of the lungs
    • irritation of the rectum
    • liver tissue death
    • liver failure
    • inflammation of the liver called hepatitis
    • a blockage of the bile duct that resulting in high bilirubin levels
    • acute inflammation of the pancreas
    • bleeding of the stomach or intestines
    • kidney stones
    • pyoderma gangrenosum, a condition where large painful skin sores form
    • increased sensitivity of the skin to the sun
    • erythema nodosum, a skin condition with red and painful nodules
    • a condition with symptoms that resemble lupus
    • a fever as a result of taking the medication
    • an intense headache
    • stomach cramps
    • abnormal liver function tests
    • a hypersensitivity reaction to a drug
    • bloody diarrhea
    • high pressure within the skull
    • diabetes insipidus with kidney complications
    • a yellowing of the eyes or skin from buildup of bilirubin called jaundice

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

    • hemorrhoids
    • constipation
    • low sperm count
    • infertility in women
    • erythema or redness of skin or mucous membrane
    • itching of the anus
    • itching
    • hair loss
    • backache
    • pain in the arms or legs
    • an abnormal stool color
    • ineffective painful straining of stool or urine

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