Aminosalicylic acid Side Effects
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Sep 20, 2023.
Applies to aminosalicylic acid: oral delayed-release granules.
Side effects include:
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to aminosalicylic acid: compounding powder, oral granule enteric coated.
Gastrointestinal intolerance was manifested by abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting.[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea, gastrointestinal intolerance, nausea, soft stools, vomiting
Common (1% to 10%): Giddiness, vestibular syndrome
Rare (0.01% to 0.1%): Metallic taste
Very rare (less than 0.01%): Dizziness, headache, peripheral neuropathy
Common (1% to 10%): Cutaneous hypersensitivity, skin rash
Rare (0.01% to 0.1%): Urticaria
Very rare (less than 0.01%): Purpura
Hypothyroidism most commonly occurred in patients with HIV, especially when this drug was given with ethionamide or prothionamide. When patients without HIV were given this drug, hypothyroidism rarely occurred.[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Hypothyroidism[Ref]
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Anorexia
Patients should be closely monitored during the first three months of therapy and treatment must be discontinued immediately at the first signs of rash, fever, jaundice, or other sign of intolerance.[Ref]
Rare (0.01% to 0.1%): Jaundice
Very rare (less than 0.01%): Hepatocytolysis, increased blood alkaline phosphatase, increased transaminases
Frequency not reported: Hepatitis[Ref]
Very rare (less than 0.01%): Crystalluria[Ref]
Very rare (less than 0.01%): Visual abnormalities[Ref]
Very rare (less than 0.01%): Tendon pain[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Hypersensitivity reactions[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Loeffler's syndrome[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Fever[Ref]
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