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Velcade injection

Does Velcade injection have side effects?

The following side effects are associated with Velcade injection:

Common side effects of Velcade injection:

Numbness, Tingling or Pain of Hands or FeetSevere
Abnormally Low Blood PressureSevere
Acute Infection of the Nose, Throat or SinusSevere
Fluid Retention in the Legs, Feet, Arms or HandsSevere
Trouble BreathingSevere
Numbness and TinglingSevere
Abnormal Sensations of the SkinSevere
Extreme Loss of Body WaterSevere
Low Amount of Potassium in the BloodSevere
Decreased Blood PlateletsSevere
Decreased Neutrophils a Type of White Blood CellSevere
Mental DisturbanceSevere
Blurred VisionLess Severe
Throat IrritationLess Severe
IndigestionLess Severe
Incomplete or Infrequent Bowel MovementsLess Severe
ItchingLess Severe
Joint PainLess Severe
BackacheLess Severe
Muscle PainLess Severe
Nerve PainLess Severe
Pain in Arms or LegsLess Severe
CrampsLess Severe
Bone PainLess Severe
DizzyLess Severe
Chronic Trouble SleepingLess Severe
Low EnergyLess Severe
ChillsLess Severe
Taste ProblemsLess Severe
RashLess Severe
Visible Water RetentionLess Severe
Loss of AppetiteLess Severe
Head PainLess Severe
CoughLess Severe
Feel Like Throwing UpLess Severe
Throwing UpLess Severe
DiarrheaLess Severe
Stomach CrampsLess Severe
Feeling WeakLess Severe
Decreased White Blood CellsLess Severe
Decreased Number of Lymphocytes in the BloodLess Severe
AnxiousLess Severe

Infrequent side effects of Velcade injection:

Chronic Heart FailureSevere
Hole in the IntestineSevere
Herpes Simplex InfectionLess Severe
High Blood SugarLess Severe

Rare side effects of Velcade injection:

Feeling RestlessSevere
Bacterial Infection of Blood or Tissues affecting the Whole BodySevere
Any Disorder of the BrainSevere
Double VisionSevere
Pink EyeSevere
Disease of the Optic NerveSevere
Progressive Disease in the White Matter of the BrainSevere
Brain-Capillary Leak SyndromeSevere
Worsening of Chronic Heart FailureSevere
Hearing LossSevere
Worsening Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary DiseaseSevere
High Blood PressureSevere
Heart AttackSevere
Disease of Inadequate Blood Flow to the Heart MuscleSevere
Blood Clot in LungSevere
Increased Pressure of Pulmonary CirculationSevere
Inflammation of the Covering of the Heart or PericardiumSevere
Fluid in the Covering of the Heart or PericardiumSevere
Atrioventricular Heart BlockSevere
Heart Failure - Sinoatrial ArrestSevere
Rapid Ventricular HeartbeatSevere
Very Rapid Heartbeat - Torsades de PointesSevere
Atrial FibrillationSevere
Atrial FlutterSevere
Slow HeartbeatSevere
Hemorrhage in the BrainSevere
Stroke caused by Bleeding in the BrainSevere
Transient Ischemic AttackSevere
Nerve Pain after HerpesSevere
Allergic Reaction causing Inflammation of Blood VesselsSevere
Blood Clot Formation in VeinsSevere
Vocal Cord SwellingSevere
Escape of Fluid into the LungsSevere
Interstitial PneumonitisSevere
Collapsed Portion of LungSevere
X-Ray Results showing Lung Tissue ChangesSevere
Adult Respiratory Distress SyndromeSevere
Burning StomachSevere
Insufficient Blood Supply to the ColonSevere
Inflammation of the Lining of the Stomach and IntestinesSevere
Paralysis of the IntestinesSevere
Blocked Bowels with No MovementSevere
Impacted StoolSevere
Stomach or Intestine BlockageSevere
Inflammation and Infection of the Abdomen LiningSevere
Acute Liver FailureSevere
Blockage of Normal Bile FlowSevere
Acute Inflammation of the PancreasSevere
Kidney FailureSevere
Kidney StoneSevere
Inflammation of the Bladder with HemorrhageSevere
Urinary Tract InfectionSevere
Bloody UrineSevere
Toxic Epidermal NecrolysisSevere
Mental ImpairmentSevere
High Amount of Bilirubin in the BloodSevere
Difficulty SpeakingSevere
Coughing Up BloodSevere
Throwing Up BloodSevere
High Amount of Uric Acid in the BloodSevere
Bacteria in the BloodSevere
Decreased Oxygen In The Tissues Or BloodSevere
Life Threatening Allergic ReactionSevere
Giant HivesSevere
Allergic Reaction caused by a DrugSevere
Low Amount of Calcium in the BloodSevere
High Amount of Calcium in the BloodSevere
High Amount of Sodium in the BloodSevere
Low Amount of Sodium in the BloodSevere
High Amount of Potassium in the BloodSevere
Serious Blood Clotting ProblemSevere
Having Thoughts of SuicideSevere
Eye IrritationLess Severe
Sinus Irritation and CongestionLess Severe
Painful, Red or Swollen MouthLess Severe
Condition in which Stomach Acid is Pushed Into the EsophagusLess Severe
Infection caused by a VirusLess Severe
Black Tarry StoolsLess Severe
HivesLess Severe
Sensation of Spinning or WhirlingLess Severe
UncoordinatedLess Severe
Puffy Face from Water RetentionLess Severe
ThrushLess Severe
Difficulty SwallowingLess Severe
Cannot Empty BladderLess Severe
Problems with Bladder ControlLess Severe

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