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Side Effects

List fludarabine side effects by likelihood and severity.

The following side effects are associated with fludarabine:

Common side effects of fludarabine:

  • AnemiaSevere
  • Decreased Blood PlateletsSevere
  • Decreased Neutrophils a Type of White Blood CellSevere
  • InfectionSevere
  • PainSevere
  • PneumoniaSevere
  • Visible Water RetentionSevere
  • ChillsLess Severe
  • CoughLess Severe
  • DiarrheaLess Severe
  • Feel Like Throwing UpLess Severe
  • Feeling WeakLess Severe
  • FeverLess Severe
  • Low EnergyLess Severe
  • Not Feeling WellLess Severe
  • RashLess Severe
  • Throwing UpLess Severe

Infrequent side effects of fludarabine:

  • Blurred VisionSevere
  • ConfusedSevere
  • Feeling RestlessSevere
  • Numbness, Tingling or Pain of Hands or FeetSevere
  • Painful, Red or Swollen MouthSevere
  • Head PainLess Severe
  • Loss of AppetiteLess Severe
  • Muscle PainLess Severe

Rare side effects of fludarabine:

  • AcidosisSevere
  • Acquired Decrease of All Cells in the BloodSevere
  • Acquired HemophiliaSevere
  • Adult Respiratory Distress SyndromeSevere
  • Bleeding from the LungsSevere
  • Bleeding of the Stomach or IntestinesSevere
  • Bloody UrineSevere
  • ComaSevere
  • Destruction of Red Blood Cells by Body's Own AntibodiesSevere
  • Evans' SyndromeSevere
  • Hearing LossSevere
  • High Amount of Phosphate in the BloodSevere
  • High Amount of Potassium in the BloodSevere
  • High Amount of Uric Acid in the BloodSevere
  • Inflammation of the Bladder with HemorrhageSevere
  • Kidney FailureSevere
  • Low Amount of Calcium in the BloodSevere
  • Lung FibrosisSevere
  • Progressive Disease in the White Matter of the BrainSevere
  • SeizuresSevere
  • Severely Decreased Activity of the Bone MarrowSevere
  • Sudden Loss of VisionSevere
  • The Appearance of Crystals in the UrineSevere
  • Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic PurpuraSevere
  • X-Ray Results showing Lung Tissue ChangesSevere
  • Hair LossLess Severe
  • Trouble BreathingLess Severe

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