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temozolomide

Side Effects

List temozolomide side effects by likelihood and severity.

The following side effects are associated with temozolomide:

Common side effects of temozolomide:

  • Decreased Blood PlateletsSevere
  • Decreased Number of Lymphocytes in the BloodSevere
  • FeverSevere
  • Loss of MemorySevere
  • SeizuresSevere
  • Chronic Trouble SleepingLess Severe
  • DiarrheaLess Severe
  • DizzyLess Severe
  • Feel Like Throwing UpLess Severe
  • Feeling WeakLess Severe
  • Hair LossLess Severe
  • Head PainLess Severe
  • Incomplete or Infrequent Bowel MovementsLess Severe
  • Loss of AppetiteLess Severe
  • Low EnergyLess Severe
  • Numbness and TinglingLess Severe
  • RashLess Severe
  • Throwing UpLess Severe
  • UncoordinatedLess Severe

Infrequent side effects of temozolomide:

  • Painful, Red or Swollen MouthSevere
  • Trouble BreathingSevere
  • Abnormal Manner of WalkingLess Severe
  • BackacheLess Severe
  • Blurred VisionLess Severe
  • Double VisionLess Severe
  • DrowsinessLess Severe
  • Dry SkinLess Severe
  • Fluid Retention in the Legs, Feet, Arms or HandsLess Severe
  • Infection caused by a VirusLess Severe
  • ItchingLess Severe
  • Needing to Urinate ImmediatelyLess Severe
  • Redness of SkinLess Severe
  • Sinus Irritation and CongestionLess Severe
  • Taste ProblemsLess Severe
  • Throat IrritationLess Severe
  • Urinary Tract InfectionLess Severe

Rare side effects of temozolomide:

  • Abnormal Liver Function TestsSevere
  • Acquired Decrease of All Cells in the BloodSevere
  • AnemiaSevere
  • Blockage of Normal Bile FlowSevere
  • Bone Marrow Disorders Occurring Before LeukemiaSevere
  • Decreased Neutrophils a Type of White Blood CellSevere
  • Decreased White Blood CellsSevere
  • Erythema MultiformeSevere
  • Hepatitis caused by DrugsSevere
  • High Amount of Bilirubin in the BloodSevere
  • InfectionSevere
  • Inflammation of the Alveoli of the LungsSevere
  • Interstitial PneumonitisSevere
  • Life Threatening Allergic ReactionSevere
  • Liver FailureSevere
  • Low Blood Counts due to Bone Marrow FailureSevere
  • Lung FibrosisSevere
  • Malignancy of Bone Marrow CellsSevere
  • Paralysis of One Side of the BodySevere
  • Pneumonia caused by Pneumocystis Jirovecii OrganismSevere
  • Reaction due to an AllergySevere
  • Stevens-Johnson SyndromeSevere
  • Toxic Epidermal NecrolysisSevere
  • AnxiousLess Severe
  • Breast TendernessLess Severe
  • ConfusedLess Severe
  • CoughLess Severe
  • DepressionLess Severe
  • Inability to Arrange Words in an Understandable WayLess Severe
  • Joint PainLess Severe
  • Muscle PainLess Severe
  • Problems with Bladder ControlLess Severe
  • Stomach CrampsLess Severe
  • Voluntary Movement DifficultyLess Severe
  • Weight GainLess Severe

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