Gemcitabine HCL Vial Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • A High Alanine Transaminase Level
  • A High Aspartate Transaminase Level
  • Abnormal Liver Function Tests
  • Anemia
  • Decreased Blood Platelets
  • Low Amount Of Magnesium In The Blood
  • Low Levels Of A Type Of White Blood Cell Called Neutrophils
  • Low Levels Of White Blood Cells
  • Trouble Breathing

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • A Skin Rash
  • Bloody Urine
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Elevation Of Proteins In The Urine
  • Fever
  • Fluid Retention In The Legs, Feet, Arms Or Hands
  • Flu-Like Symptoms
  • Hair Loss
  • High Blood Sugar
  • Low Energy
  • Nausea
  • Peripheral Sensory Nerve Disorder
  • Visible Water Retention
  • Vomiting

INFREQUENT side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • A Disorder Of The Peripheral Nerves That Enable Movement Called Peripheral Motor Neuropathy
  • An Infection Affecting The Entire Body
  • Bleeding
  • Bronchospasm
  • High Amount Of Bilirubin In The Blood
  • Low Amount Of Calcium In The Blood

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • A Feeling Of General Discomfort Called Malaise
  • A Feeling Of Pins And Needles On Skin
  • A Stuffy And Runny Nose
  • Decreased Appetite
  • Difficulty Sleeping
  • Drowsiness
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Generalized Weakness
  • Joint Pain
  • Reactions At The Site Of The Injection
  • Stomatitis, A Condition With Painful Swelling And Sores Inside The Mouth

RARE side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • A Condition Where There Is Formation Of Fibrous Tissue In The Lung Called Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • A Heart Attack
  • A Hypersensitivity Reaction To A Drug
  • A Significant Type Of Allergic Reaction Called Anaphylaxis
  • A Stroke
  • A Systemic Inflammatory Response Called Sepsis Due To An Infection With Bacteria
  • A Type Of Brain Disorder Called Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome
  • A Type Of Inflammation Of The Lung Called Interstitial Pneumonitis
  • Abnormal Heart Rhythm
  • Abnormal Peeling Of Skin
  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, A Type Of Lung Disorder
  • Capillary Leak Syndrome, A Condition Where Fluid Leaks Out Of Small Blood Vessels
  • Cellulitis
  • Decreased Kidney Function
  • Fluid In The Lungs
  • Gangrene
  • Heart Failure
  • Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome, A Condition That Affects The Kidney And The Blood
  • Hepatic Veno-Occlusive Disease, A Type Of Liver Disease
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Inflammation Of The Blood Vessels
  • Inflammation Of The Liver Called Hepatitis
  • Inflammation Of The Skin With Blisters
  • Kidney Failure
  • Liver Failure
  • Pneumonia With High Amount Of Eosinophil White Blood Cells
  • Radiation Recall Syndrome
  • Supraventricular Arrhythmias, A Type Of Abnormal Heart Rhythm
  • Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura, A Type Of Blood Disorder

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Noninfectious Cellulitis

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