PROMACTA Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • anemia
  • a high alanine transaminase level
  • a high aspartate transaminase level

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

  • throat irritation
  • a common cold
  • itching
  • hair loss
  • muscle pain
  • difficulty sleeping
  • fever
  • low energy
  • flu-like symptoms
  • chills
  • decreased appetite
  • headache
  • cough
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • generalized weakness

INFREQUENT side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • clouding of the lens of the eye called cataracts
  • abnormal liver function tests

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

  • a sore throat
  • the flu
  • urinary tract infection
  • joint pain
  • backache
  • muscle spasm
  • dizziness
  • a sleep disorder
  • a skin rash
  • fluid retention in the legs, feet, arms or hands
  • a feeling of pins and needles on skin
  • runny nose
  • intense abdominal pain
  • pain in the oropharynx

RARE side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • acute myeloid leukemia, a type of blood cancer
  • obstruction of a blood vessel by a blood clot
  • a blood clot in a vein of the liver
  • a blood clot
  • thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, a type of blood disorder
  • liver failure
  • acute kidney failure

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

  • skin discoloration

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