BENDAMUSTINE HCL Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • low amount of potassium in the blood
  • anemia
  • decreased blood platelets
  • low levels of white blood cells
  • low levels of a type of white blood cell called neutrophils
  • a decreased number of lymphocytes in the blood

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

  • gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • indigestion
  • constipation
  • itching
  • low energy
  • a skin rash
  • fluid retention in the legs, feet, arms or hands
  • decreased appetite
  • weight loss
  • headache
  • cough
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea

INFREQUENT side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • a herpes simplex infection
  • an infection
  • pneumonia
  • a hypersensitivity reaction to a drug
  • tumor lysis syndrome

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

  • thrush
  • dehydration
  • depression
  • low blood pressure
  • throat irritation
  • inflammation of the tissue lining the sinuses
  • stuffy nose
  • dry mouth
  • joint pain
  • backache
  • bone pain
  • drowsiness
  • dizziness
  • difficulty sleeping
  • excessive sweating
  • pain
  • chills
  • taste impairment
  • wheezing
  • abdominal bloating
  • generalized weakness
  • a feeling of general discomfort called malaise
  • intense abdominal pain
  • night sweats
  • anxious feelings
  • fast heartbeat

RARE side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • a systemic inflammatory response called sepsis due to an infection with bacteria
  • shingles
  • an unusual viral infection called cytomegalovirus infection
  • pneumonia with a fungus called Pneumocystis jirovecii
  • acute myeloid leukemia, a type of blood cancer
  • lung cancer originating in the bronchial airways that lead to the lungs
  • a type of blood disorder with a decrease in all types of blood cells called pancytopenia
  • increased eosinophils in the blood
  • high blood pressure
  • a heart attack
  • atrial fibrillation
  • chronic heart failure
  • inflammation in the lungs due to an allergic reaction
  • a type of inflammation of the lung called interstitial pneumonitis
  • inflammation of the liver called hepatitis
  • an acute skin rash
  • inflammation of the skin with blisters
  • a skin disorder with blistering and peeling skin called toxic epidermal necrolysis
  • a skin disorder with blistering and peeling skin called Stevens-Johnson syndrome
  • myelodysplastic syndrome, a bone marrow disorder
  • dead skin
  • abnormal liver function tests
  • a significant type of allergic reaction called anaphylaxis
  • reactivation of a past tuberculosis infection
  • basal cell carcinoma of the skin
  • damage to the skin and tissue around the injection site
  • reactivation of hepatitis B infection
  • progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy, a type of brain infection
  • a type of significant allergic skin reaction called DRESS syndrome
  • cancer of the squamous cells in the skin
  • inflammation of the vein, or phlebitis after infusion

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

  • heart throbbing or pounding
  • reactions at the site of the injection
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