Skip to content


    Side Effects

    List vandetanib side effects by likelihood and severity.

    The following side effects are associated with vandetanib:

    Common side effects of vandetanib:

    • High Blood PressureSevere
    • Low Amount of Calcium in the BloodSevere
    • Prolonged Q-T Interval on EKGSevere
    • A Breaking Out of the Skin Resembling AcneLess Severe
    • Acute Infection of the Nose, Throat or SinusLess Severe
    • Blurred VisionLess Severe
    • CoughLess Severe
    • DepressionLess Severe
    • DiarrheaLess Severe
    • Dry SkinLess Severe
    • Elevation of Proteins in the UrineLess Severe
    • Feel Like Throwing UpLess Severe
    • Hair LossLess Severe
    • Head PainLess Severe
    • IndigestionLess Severe
    • Inflammation of the Large IntestineLess Severe
    • Loss of AppetiteLess Severe
    • Low EnergyLess Severe
    • RashLess Severe
    • Stomach CrampsLess Severe
    • Taste ProblemsLess Severe
    • Throat IrritationLess Severe
    • Underactive ThyroidLess Severe

    Infrequent side effects of vandetanib:

    • Abnormal Heart RhythmSevere
    • Lack of Blood Supply to the BrainSevere
    • Corneal ScarLess Severe
    • Drug or Chemical-Induced Sensitivity to SunlightLess Severe
    • Fingernail and/or Toenail DiseaseLess Severe
    • ItchingLess Severe
    • Muscle SpasmLess Severe
    • Skin InflammationLess Severe

    Rare side effects of vandetanib:

    • Brain-Capillary Leak SyndromeSevere
    • Heart FailureSevere
    • HemorrhageSevere
    • Hole in the IntestineSevere
    • Infection of Lung from Inhaling Stomach ContentsSevere
    • Lung Failure causing Loss of BreathSevere
    • Lung Tissue ProblemsSevere
    • PancreatitisSevere
    • PneumoniaSevere
    • Sepsis Caused by BacteriaSevere
    • Stevens-Johnson SyndromeSevere
    • Tingling, Pain, Redness and Edema of Hands and FeetSevere
    • Very Rapid Heartbeat - Torsades de PointesSevere

    Selected from data included with permission and copyrighted by First Databank, Inc. This copyrighted material has been downloaded from a licensed data provider and is not for distribution, expect as may be authorized by the applicable terms of use.

    CONDITIONS OF USE: The information in this database is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of healthcare professionals. The information is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, drug interactions or adverse effects, nor should it be construed to indicate that use of a particular drug is safe, appropriate or effective for you or anyone else. A healthcare professional should be consulted before taking any drug, changing any diet or commencing or discontinuing any course of treatment.

    More about Drugs and Medications


    Subscribe to free WebMD newsletters.

    • WebMD Daily

      WebMD Daily

      Subscribe to the WebMD Daily, and you'll get today's top health news and trending topics, and the latest and best information from WebMD.

    • Men's Health

      Men's Health

      Subscribe to the Men's Health newsletter for the latest on disease prevention, fitness, sex, nutrition, and more from WebMD.

    • Women's Health

      Women's Health

      Subscribe to the Women's Health newsletter for the latest on disease prevention, fitness, sex, diet, anti-aging, and more from WebMD.

    By clicking Submit, I agree to the WebMD Terms & Conditions & Privacy Policy and understand that I may opt out of WebMD subscriptions at any time.

    URAC: Accredited Health Web Site TRUSTe online privacy certification HONcode Seal AdChoices