KADCYLA Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • anemia
  • decreased blood platelets
  • a painful condition that affects the nerves in the legs and arms called peripheral neuropathy
  • bleeding
  • high amount of bilirubin in the blood
  • trouble breathing
  • 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

  • dry mouth
  • stomatitis, a condition with painful swelling and sores inside the mouth
  • constipation
  • joint pain
  • muscle pain
  • fever
  • low energy
  • pain
  • nosebleed
  • cough
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • generalized weakness
  • intense abdominal pain
  • pain in the muscles or bones

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
  • low levels of a type of white blood cell called neutrophils
  • chronic heart failure
  • left ventricular heart failure
  • a hypersensitivity reaction to a drug

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

  • blurred vision
  • pink eye
  • dry eye
  • indigestion
  • urinary tract infection
  • itching
  • dizziness
  • difficulty sleeping
  • taste impairment
  • fluid retention in the legs, feet, arms or hands
  • reactions at the site of the injection

RARE side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • low blood pressure
  • a type of inflammation of the lung called interstitial pneumonitis
  • x-ray results showing lung tissue changes
  • bronchospasm
  • liver failure
  • damage to the liver and inflammation
  • a significant type of allergic reaction called anaphylaxis
  • a type of allergic reaction called angioedema
  • damage to the skin and tissue around the injection site
  • focal nodular hyperplasia of liver, a type of liver tumor
  • tumor lysis syndrome

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

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