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    Side Effects

    List sunitinib side effects by likelihood and severity.

    The following side effects are associated with sunitinib:

    Common side effects of sunitinib:

    • Abnormal Liver Function TestsSevere
    • Chronic Heart FailureSevere
    • HemorrhageSevere
    • High Blood PressureSevere
    • Increased Risk of BleedingSevere
    • BackacheLess Severe
    • CoughLess Severe
    • DiarrheaLess Severe
    • DizzyLess Severe
    • Dry SkinLess Severe
    • Feel Like Throwing UpLess Severe
    • Feeling WeakLess Severe
    • FeverLess Severe
    • Fluid Retention in the Legs, Feet, Arms or HandsLess Severe
    • GasLess Severe
    • Head PainLess Severe
    • hypothyroidismLess Severe
    • Incomplete or Infrequent Bowel MovementsLess Severe
    • IndigestionLess Severe
    • Joint PainLess Severe
    • Loss of AppetiteLess Severe
    • Low EnergyLess Severe
    • Pain in Arms or LegsLess Severe
    • Painful, Red or Swollen MouthLess Severe
    • RashLess Severe
    • Skin DiscolorationLess Severe
    • Stomach CrampsLess Severe
    • Taste ProblemsLess Severe
    • Throwing UpLess Severe
    • Trouble BreathingLess Severe

    Infrequent side effects of sunitinib:

    • Decreased Blood PlateletsSevere
    • Decreased Neutrophils a Type of White Blood CellSevere
    • Decreased Number of Lymphocytes in the BloodSevere
    • Extreme Loss of Body WaterSevere
    • High Amount of Bilirubin in the BloodSevere
    • High Amount of Sodium in the BloodSevere
    • infectionSevere
    • Low Amount of Potassium in the BloodSevere
    • low blood sugarSevere
    • Tumor BleedingSevere
    • Hair LossLess Severe
    • Muscle PainLess Severe
    • Sore TongueLess Severe

    Rare side effects of sunitinib:

    • Abnormal Connection Between Two Body OrgansSevere
    • AnemiaSevere
    • Aseptic Necrosis of Jaw BoneSevere
    • Blood Clot in LungSevere
    • Brain Tissue Death from Decrease in Blood Supply to AreaSevere
    • Brain-Capillary Leak SyndromeSevere
    • Disease of Inadequate Blood Flow to the Heart MuscleSevere
    • Disease of the Muscle of the Heart with EnlargementSevere
    • Erythema MultiformeSevere
    • Failure of the Left Ventricle of the HeartSevere
    • Giant HivesSevere
    • Heart AttackSevere
    • HepatitisSevere
    • Impaired Wound HealingSevere
    • Inflammation of the EsophagusSevere
    • Inflammation of the GallbladderSevere
    • Kidney FailureSevere
    • Liver FailureSevere
    • Low Amount of Phosphate in the BloodSevere
    • Muscle ProblemsSevere
    • Necrotizing FasciitisSevere
    • Nephrotic SyndromeSevere
    • Obstruction of a Blood Vessel by a Blood ClotSevere
    • PancreatitisSevere
    • Prolonged Q-T Interval on EKGSevere
    • Serious Muscle Damage that may Lead to Kidney FailureSevere
    • Stevens-Johnson SyndromeSevere
    • StrokeSevere
    • Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic PurpuraSevere
    • thyroid gland inflammationSevere
    • Tingling, Pain, Redness and Edema of Hands and FeetSevere
    • Toxic Epidermal NecrolysisSevere
    • Transient Ischemic AttackSevere
    • Very Rapid Heartbeat - Torsades de PointesSevere
    • Cushing's SyndromeLess Severe
    • Elevation of Proteins in the UrineLess Severe
    • Hair DiscolorationLess Severe
    • overactive thyroid glandLess Severe

    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.

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