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tretinoin (chemotherapy)

Side Effects

List tretinoin (chemotherapy) side effects by likelihood and severity.

The following side effects are associated with tretinoin (chemotherapy):

Common side effects of tretinoin (chemotherapy):

  • Abnormal Heart RhythmSevere
  • Abnormally Low Blood PressureSevere
  • Bone PainSevere
  • CoughSevere
  • DepressionSevere
  • EaracheSevere
  • Eye DisorderSevere
  • FeverSevere
  • High Blood PressureSevere
  • Increase of White Blood CellsSevere
  • Inflammation of a VeinSevere
  • Kidney DiseaseSevere
  • Painful, Red or Swollen MouthSevere
  • Problems with EyesightSevere
  • RashSevere
  • Retinoic Acid SyndromeSevere
  • Sinus Irritation and CongestionSevere
  • SneezingSevere
  • Stuffy NoseSevere
  • Swelling of the AbdomenSevere
  • Throat PainSevere
  • Visible Water RetentionSevere
  • AnxiousLess Severe
  • ChillsLess Severe
  • Chronic Trouble SleepingLess Severe
  • Conditions of Excess Stomach Acid SecretionLess Severe
  • ConfusedLess Severe
  • DiarrheaLess Severe
  • DizzyLess Severe
  • Dry MouthLess Severe
  • Dry SkinLess Severe
  • Dryness of the NoseLess Severe
  • Excessive SweatingLess Severe
  • Feel Like Throwing UpLess Severe
  • Hair LossLess Severe
  • Head PainLess Severe
  • Incomplete or Infrequent Bowel MovementsLess Severe
  • ItchingLess Severe
  • Loss of AppetiteLess Severe
  • Low EnergyLess Severe
  • Muscle PainLess Severe
  • Numbness and TinglingLess Severe
  • Temporary Redness of Face and NeckLess Severe
  • Throwing UpLess Severe
  • Weight LossLess Severe

Infrequent side effects of tretinoin (chemotherapy):

  • AbscessSevere
  • AsthmaSevere
  • ComaSevere
  • Decrease in the Sharpness of VisionSevere
  • Difficult or Painful UrinationSevere
  • Disorder of Mental Processes due to a Brain DiseaseSevere
  • DrowsinessSevere
  • FitSevere
  • HallucinationSevere
  • Hearing LossSevere
  • Heart AttackSevere
  • Heart FailureSevere
  • HepatitisSevere
  • Imbalance of Body FluidsSevere
  • Kidney FailureSevere
  • Liver ProblemsSevere
  • Lower BackacheSevere
  • Pseudotumor CerebriSevere
  • Stomach or Intestinal UlcerSevere
  • StrokeSevere
  • Vocal Cord SwellingSevere
  • Feeling RestlessLess Severe
  • Frequent UrinationLess Severe
  • Inability to Interpret Sensory StimuliLess Severe
  • Loss of MemoryLess Severe
  • Muscle Weakness of the Arms or LegsLess Severe
  • Voluntary Movement DifficultyLess Severe

Rare side effects of tretinoin (chemotherapy):

  • Blood ClotSevere
  • Increase in the Number of Platelets in the BloodSevere
  • Skin UlcerSevere
  • Tenderness of the BonesSevere
  • VasculitisSevere
  • Visual Field DefectLess Severe

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