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gefitinib

Side Effects

List gefitinib side effects by likelihood and severity.

The following side effects are associated with gefitinib:

Common side effects of gefitinib:

  • Tumor BleedingSevere
  • AcneLess Severe
  • DiarrheaLess Severe
  • Dry SkinLess Severe
  • Feel Like Throwing UpLess Severe
  • Feeling WeakLess Severe
  • ItchingLess Severe
  • Loss of AppetiteLess Severe
  • RashLess Severe
  • Throwing UpLess Severe
  • Weight LossLess Severe

Infrequent side effects of gefitinib:

  • Fluid Retention in the Legs, Feet, Arms or HandsSevere
  • Lazy EyeSevere
  • Pink EyeSevere
  • Trouble BreathingSevere
  • Canker SoreLess Severe
  • Inflammation of the Skin with BlistersLess Severe

Rare side effects of gefitinib:

  • Acute Inflammation of the PancreasSevere
  • Bloody UrineSevere
  • Erosion of the Cornea of the EyeSevere
  • Erythema MultiformeSevere
  • Giant HivesSevere
  • HivesSevere
  • Inflammation of the Alveoli of the LungsSevere
  • Inflammation of the EyeSevere
  • Interstitial PneumonitisSevere
  • Lung Tissue ProblemsSevere
  • NosebleedSevere
  • Pain in the EyeSevere
  • Reaction due to an AllergySevere
  • Toxic Epidermal NecrolysisSevere
  • Ulcer of the Cornea of the EyeSevere

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