Epoetin Alfa Solution Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • A Blood Clot To Form In A Tube Placed In A Vein For Administering Medication
  • Fast Heartbeat
  • Fever
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Visible Water Retention

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Diarrhea
  • Generalized Weakness
  • Joint Pain
  • Low Energy
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Nausea
  • Reactions At The Site Of The Injection
  • Vomiting

INFREQUENT side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • A Blood Clot
  • A Clot In The Lung
  • A Heart Attack
  • A Stroke
  • A Transient Ischemic Attack, A Type Of Stroke That Lasts Only A Few Minutes
  • Head Pain
  • Low Amount Of Potassium In The Blood
  • Seizures

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • A Common Cold
  • Bone Pain
  • Depression
  • Difficulty Swallowing
  • Dizziness
  • High Blood Sugar
  • Muscle Pain
  • Stomatitis, A Condition With Painful Swelling And Sores Inside The Mouth

RARE side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • A Significant Type Of Allergic Reaction Called Anaphylaxis
  • A Skin Disorder With Blistering And Peeling Skin Called Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
  • A Skin Disorder With Blistering And Peeling Skin Called Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis
  • A Skin Rash
  • A Type Of Allergic Reaction Called Angioedema
  • Blood Clot In A Deep Vein Of The Extremities
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Heart Failure
  • Erythema Multiforme, A Type Of Allergic Skin Reaction
  • Hives
  • More Rapid Tumor Growth
  • Obstruction Of A Blood Vessel By A Blood Clot
  • Porphyria
  • Pure Red Cell Aplasia

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Chills
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Flu-Like Symptoms

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