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Zerit Side Effects to Report

There are a number of side effects with Zerit that you should report to your healthcare provider. These include, but are not limited to:
 

 

    • A tender or swollen abdomen
    • Nausea and vomiting
    • Fever
    • A rapid heart rate (tachycardia)
    • Rapid breathing

 

  • Symptoms of lactic acidosis (too much lactic acid in the blood), such as:

 

    • Feeling tired or weak
    • Muscle pain
    • Trouble breathing
    • Abdominal pain (stomach pain)
    • Feeling cold
    • Cold or blue hands and feet
    • Dizziness or lightheadedness
    • A slow or irregular heartbeat
    • Persistent nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain
    • Shortness of breath
    • An enlarged or tender liver
    • Weight loss

 

  • Signs of liver damage, such as yellowing of the whites of the eyes or skin (jaundice) or upper right abdominal pain
  • Changes in the distribution of fat on your body (such as a "buffalo hump")
  • High blood sugar (hyperglycemia) or even diabetes
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, including an unexplained rash, hives, itching, unexplained swelling, wheezing, or difficulty breathing or swallowing.
     

Final Thoughts on Zerit Side Effects

It is possible that you may experience some or none of the Zerit side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to tell whether any particular side effect (such as nausea) is actually caused by Zerit or other factors. Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while taking Zerit, or if something "just does not seem right." While it may not be a side effect if Zerit, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.
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Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;
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