YONDELIS Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • anemia
  • decreased blood platelets
  • low levels of a type of white blood cell called neutrophils
  • abnormal liver function tests
  • a high alanine transaminase level
  • a high aspartate transaminase level
  • If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • low energy
  • decreased appetite
  • headache
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • INFREQUENT side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • low amount of potassium in the blood
  • low levels of white blood cells
  • a clot in the lung
  • If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • dehydration
  • stomatitis, a condition with painful swelling and sores inside the mouth
  • indigestion
  • constipation
  • hair loss
  • darkening of the skin
  • joint pain
  • muscle pain
  • dizziness
  • fever
  • taste impairment
  • visible water retention
  • fluid retention in the legs, feet, arms or hands
  • trouble breathing
  • chest pain
  • diarrhea
  • reactions at the site of the injection
  • generalized weakness
  • intense abdominal pain
  • 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
  • a type of blood disorder with a decrease in all types of blood cells called pancytopenia
  • cardiomyopathy, a disease of the heart muscle
  • chronic heart failure
  • capillary leak syndrome, a condition where fluid leaks out of small blood vessels
  • low blood pressure
  • liver failure
  • inflammation of the liver called hepatitis
  • acute kidney failure
  • a condition with muscle tissue breakdown called rhabdomyolysis
  • a hypersensitivity reaction to a drug
  • damage to the skin and tissue around the injection site
  • multiple organ failure
  • If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • a painful condition that affects the nerves in the legs and arms called peripheral neuropathy
  • difficulty sleeping
  • numbness
  • temporary redness of face and neck
  • a feeling of pins and needles on skin
  • fast heartbeat
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