Stivarga Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • low amount of phosphate in the blood
  • low amount of calcium in the blood
  • low amount of sodium in the blood
  • low amount of potassium in the blood
  • anemia
  • decreased blood platelets
  • bleeding
  • impaired wound healing
  • high blood levels of the lipase enzyme
  • high blood levels of the amylase enzyme
  • a high alanine transaminase level
  • a high aspartate transaminase level
  • If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • an infection
  • high blood pressure
  • stomatitis, a condition with painful swelling and sores inside the mouth
  • fever
  • low energy
  • pain
  • a skin rash
  • erythrodysesthesia or tingling, pain, redness, and edema in the hands and feet
  • decreased appetite
  • weight loss
  • headache
  • a change in voice
  • nausea
  • diarrhea
  • generalized weakness
  • intense abdominal pain
  • INFREQUENT side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • a heart attack
  • a low supply of oxygen rich blood to the heart
  • liver failure
  • abnormal liver function tests
  • pancreatitis
  • If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • a condition with low thyroid hormone levels
  • hair loss
  • muscle spasm
  • muscle stiffness
  • RARE side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • extremely high blood pressure
  • heart failure
  • a localized weakening and ballooning in an artery wall called an arterial aneurysm
  • a gastrointestinal tract fistula
  • liver damage
  • nephrotic syndrome, a type of kidney disorder
  • erythema multiforme, a type of allergic skin reaction
  • a skin disorder with blistering and peeling skin called toxic epidermal necrolysis
  • a skin disorder with blistering and peeling skin called Stevens-Johnson syndrome
  • a hypersensitivity reaction to a drug
  • a rupture in the wall of the stomach or intestine
  • a type of brain disorder called posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome
  • dissection of artery
  • If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

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