Topotecan Capsule Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • Anemia
  • Decreased Blood Platelets
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Low Levels Of A Type Of White Blood Cell Called Neutrophils
  • Low Levels Of White Blood Cells
  • Pain
  • Trouble Breathing

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • A Feeling Of General Discomfort Called Malaise
  • Constipation
  • Cough
  • Decreased Appetite
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Generalized Weakness
  • Hair Loss
  • Head Pain
  • Joint Pain
  • Low Energy
  • Low Energy And Weakness
  • Nausea
  • Numbness And Tingling
  • Stomach Cramps
  • Stomatitis, A Condition With Painful Swelling And Sores Inside The Mouth
  • Vomiting

INFREQUENT side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • An Infection
  • Blockage Of The Stomach Or Intestine
  • High Amount Of Bilirubin In The Blood
  • Pneumonia

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Abnormal Liver Function Tests
  • An Earache
  • Bone Pain
  • Chest Pain
  • Chills
  • Neuropathic Pain
  • Pain With Menstruation

RARE side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • A Rupture In The Wall Of The Stomach Or Intestine
  • A Significant Type Of Allergic Reaction Called Anaphylaxis
  • A Skin Rash
  • A Systemic Inflammatory Response Called Sepsis Due To An Infection With Bacteria
  • A Type Of Allergic Reaction Called Angioedema
  • A Type Of Blood Disorder With A Decrease In All Types Of Blood Cells Called Pancytopenia
  • Bleeding
  • Inflammation Of The Skin Due To An Allergy
  • Itching
  • Lung Tissue Problems
  • Neutropenic Colitis

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Damage To The Skin And Tissue Around The Injection Site
  • Pain With Sexual Intercourse
  • Peripheral Sensory Nerve Disorder

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