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Serious Side Effects

Some side effects with Advicor, while occurring infrequently, are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
 
  • Signs of liver damage (see Advicor and Liver Problems), such as:
     
    • Fatigue
    • Loss of appetite
    • Yellowing of the whites of the eyes or skin (jaundice)
    • Upper-right abdominal pain (stomach pain)
    • Dark urine
    • High liver enzymes (found using a blood test)
 
  • Signs of a stomach ulcer, such as:
     
    • Severe heartburn
    • Stomach pain
    • Loss of appetite
    • Dizziness
    • Vomiting blood
    • Blood in the stool (seen as dark-colored stools)
 
  • Easy bruising or bleeding or bleeding that is slow to stop
 
  • Sudden, severe pain, redness, and swelling of the joints (especially the joints of the feet, ankles, hands, and wrists), which could be a sign of gout

 

  • Signs of low blood pressure (hypotension), such as lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting

 

  • Problems with your memory, forgetfulness, or confusion 
 
  • An irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia)
 
  • Muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness, especially if you also have a fever or feel ill, since these may be signs of serious breakdown of muscle, known as rhabdomyolysis (see Advicor and Muscle Pain)
 
  • Significant, unexplained changes in the amount of urine you produce (which may be a sign of kidney problems)

 

  • High blood sugar levels, increased thirst, or frequent urination

  

  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
     
    • A rash
    • Itching
    • Joint pain (see Advicor and Joint Pain)
    • Anemia
    • Low white blood cells counts
    • Sensitivity to the sun
    • Fever and chills
    • Flushing
    • A general ill feeling
    • Hives
    • Wheezing or difficulty breathing
    • Swelling of the mouth, tongue, or throat.
 
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