PURIXAN Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • an infection
  • a reduction in the body's resistance to infection
  • anemia
  • decreased blood platelets
  • low levels of white blood cells
  • low levels of a type of white blood cell called neutrophils
  • blockage of normal bile flow
  • a yellowing of the eyes or skin from buildup of bilirubin called jaundice

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • a skin rash
  • decreased appetite
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • a feeling of general discomfort called malaise

INFREQUENT side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • increased uric acid in the body resulting in kidney disease
  • stomatitis, a condition with painful swelling and sores inside the mouth
  • stomach or intestinal ulcer
  • high amount of bilirubin in the blood
  • abnormal liver function tests
  • tumor lysis syndrome

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • low sperm count
  • hair loss
  • hives
  • darkening of the skin
  • generalized weakness

RARE side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • malignant melanoma, a type of skin cancer
  • Kaposi's sarcoma
  • cancer in the lining of the uterus
  • a decreased number of lymphocytes in the blood
  • a condition where there is formation of fibrous tissue in the lung called pulmonary fibrosis
  • liver tissue death
  • abnormally increased pressure in the veins of the liver
  • pancreatitis
  • hepatosplenic T-cell lymphoma
  • overactive macrophage immune cells
  • hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis, a condition where the body makes too many activated immune cells

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • increased sensitivity of the skin to the sun
  • a fever as a result of taking the medication
  • cancer of the squamous cells in the skin

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