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MedDRA Preferred Term Side effect Data for drug Placebo Labels
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Abdominal pain Abdominal pain x x x x x x
Gastrointestinal pain Abdominal pain x x x x x x
Albuminuria Albuminuria x x x x x
Alopecia Alopecia x x x x x x
Anaemia Anaemia x x
Angioedema Angioedema x x
Decreased appetite Anorexia x x x x x x
Appetite absent x x
Arrhythmia Arrhythmia x x x x x x
Arthralgia Arthralgia x
Polyarthralgia x
Musculoskeletal discomfort Arthralgia x
Ataxia Ataxia x x x x x x
Coma Coma x x x x x x
Infection Infection x x
Confusional state Confusional state x x x x x x
Feeling abnormal Confusional state x x x x x x
Dehydration Dehydration x x x x x
Dental caries Dental caries x
Diabetes insipidus Diabetes insipidus x x
Diarrhoea Diarrhoea x x x x x x
Dizziness Dizziness x x x x
Syncope x x
Somnolence Drowsiness x x x x x
Somnolence x x x x x x
Dysgeusia Dysgeusia x x
Taste metallic x x x x x
Taste salty x
Dyspepsia Dyspepsia x
Oedema Oedema x x x x x x
Epilepsy Epilepsy x x
Dermatitis Rash x x x x x x
Rash Rash x x x x x x
Exophthalmos Exophthalmos x
Muscle contractions involuntary Fasciculation x x x x x x
Asthenia Fatigue x x x x x
Fatigue Fatigue x x x x x
Faecal incontinence Faecal incontinence x x
Body temperature increased Body temperature increased x
Flatulence Flatulence x
Folliculitis Folliculitis x x x x x x
Gastritis Gastritis x x
Glycosuria Glycosuria x x x x x
Goitre Goitre x x
Goiter nodular x
Nontoxic goiter x x
Euthyroid goiter x x x x x x
Hallucination Hallucination x x
Headache Headache x x x
Hypercalcaemia Hypercalcaemia x x
Hyperglycaemia Hyperglycaemia x x x x x x
Hyperparathyroidism Hyperparathyroidism x x
Hypersensitivity Hypersensitivity x x
Hyperthyroidism Hyperthyroidism x x x x x x
Thyrotoxicosis x
Hyperventilation Hyperventilation x x
Hyponatraemia Hyponatraemia x x
Hypotension Hypotension x x x x x x
Hypothyroidism Hypothyroidism x x x x x x
Skin ulcer Leg ulcer x x x
Skin ulcer x x x
Lethargy Lethargy x x x x x
Leukocytosis Leukocytosis x x x x x x
Leukopenia Leukopenia x x
Muscle rigidity Muscle rigidity x x
Myasthenia gravis Myasthenia gravis x
Myxoedema Myxoedema x x x x x
Nausea Nausea x x x x x x
Nystagmus Nystagmus x x x x x x
Oliguria Oliguria x x x x x
Optic atrophy Optic atrophy x x x
Mental disorder due to a general medical condition Organic brain syndrome x x x x x
Pain Pain x
Optic neuritis Papilloedema x x x
Papilloedema Papilloedema x x x
Polyuria Polyuria x x x x x x
Urine output increased Polyuria x x x x x x
Pruritus Pruritus x x x
Benign intracranial hypertension Benign intracranial hypertension x x x x
Psoriasis Psoriasis x x
Psoriasis flare-up x x x x
Scotoma Scotoma x x x x
Scotoma of blind spot area x x x
Convulsion Convulsion x x x x x x
Shock Shock x x x x x x
Syncope x x
Salivary hypersecretion Salivary hypersecretion x x
Skin disorder Skin disorder x
Swelling Swelling x x x x x
Syncope Syncope x x
Loss of consciousness Syncope x x
Blacked-out (not amnesia) x x x x x
Thirst Thirst x x x x x x
Tinnitus Tinnitus x x x x x
Tremor Tremor x x x x x x
Tremor fine x x x x
Tremor coarse x x
Tremor muscle x x
Tremor of hands x x
Urinary incontinence Urinary incontinence x x x
Vertigo Vertigo x x x x x x
Vomiting Vomiting x x x x x x
Weight increased Weight increased x x x x x x
Weight decreased Weight decreased x x x x x
Dry mouth Dry mouth x x x x x x
Polydipsia Polydipsia x
Stupor Stupor x x x x x x
Depressed level of consciousness Stupor x x x x x x
Agitation Agitation x x x x x
Hyperkinesia x x
Oedema peripheral Oedema peripheral x x
Leukocytoclastic vasculitis Allergic cutaneous angiitis x x
Cogwheel rigidity Cogwheel rigidity x
Hypermagnesaemia Hypermagnesaemia x
Intracranial pressure increased Intracranial pressure increased x x x
Muscular weakness Muscular weakness x x x x x x
Hyperreflexia Hyperreflexia x x x x
Drug tolerance decreased Decreased tolerance x
Pustular psoriasis Pustular psoriasis x
Nephrogenic diabetes insipidus Nephrogenic diabetes insipidus x x
Malnutrition Malnutrition x x
Muscle twitching Muscle twitching x x x x x x
Chest discomfort Chest tightness x
Disorientation Disorientation x x x x
Memory impairment Memory impairment x x
Extrapyramidal disorder Extrapyramidal symptoms x x
Dysarthria Slurred speech x x x x x x
Choreoathetosis Choreoathetoid movements x
Hypertonia Hypertonicity x
Toxicity to various agents Lithium toxicity x x x x
Toxic symptom x
Blood creatinine decreased Creatinine low x
Lip swelling Lip swelling x
Salivary gland enlargement Salivary gland swelling x
Erectile dysfunction Erectile dysfunction x x
Dry skin Skin xerosis x x x x x
Peripheral coldness Peripheral coldness x x x x x
Vision blurred Vision blurred x x x x x x
Mania Manic episode x
Psychomotor retardation Psychomotor retardation x x x x x
Hyperkinesia Hyperkinesia x x
Dyspnoea Gasping x x
Gastrointestinal disorder Gastrointestinal symptom NOS x
Sinus arrhythmia Sinoatrial node dysfunction x x
Bradycardia Bradycardia x x
Blindness Blindness x x x
Pruritus generalised Pruritus generalised x x x
Coordination abnormal Coordination abnormal x
Sexual dysfunction Sexual dysfunction x x
Blood thyroid stimulating hormone increased Thyrotropin high x x
Nephropathy toxic Nephropathy toxic x x x
Joint hyperextension Congenital limb hyperextension x x
Congenital limb hyperextension Congenital limb hyperextension x x
Poisoning Intoxication x x x
Electrocardiogram change Electrocardiogram change x
Clonus Clonic movements x x x x x x
Discomfort General discomfort x
Electrolyte imbalance Fluid and electrolyte imbalance x x
Sluggishness Sluggishness x x
Abdominal discomfort Gastrointestinal discomfort x x
Renal failure Renal impairment x x
Renal impairment Renal impairment x x
Dystonia Acute dystonia x


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