BLINCYTO Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • an infection
  • low amount of potassium in the blood
  • anemia
  • decreased blood platelets
  • low levels of a type of white blood cell called neutrophils
  • a skin rash
  • fluid retention in the legs, feet, arms or hands

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

  • constipation
  • muscle tremors
  • headache
  • nausea
  • intense abdominal pain

INFREQUENT side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • a systemic inflammatory response called sepsis due to an infection with bacteria
  • opportunistic fungal infection
  • a type of blood clotting disorder called disseminated intravascular coagulation
  • confusion
  • a type of brain function problem called encephalopathy
  • pneumonia
  • decreased alertness or consciousness
  • seizures
  • loss of muscle coordination
  • abnormal liver function tests
  • an increased risk of developing an uncommon viral infection called an opportunistic infection
  • a high alanine transaminase level
  • a high aspartate transaminase level
  • tumor lysis syndrome

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

  • joint pain
  • backache
  • pain in the arms or legs
  • memory loss
  • dizziness
  • difficulty sleeping
  • visible water retention
  • decreased appetite
  • weight gain
  • aphasia, a loss of the ability to speak and understand language
  • trouble breathing
  • cough
  • chest pain
  • vomiting
  • a feeling of pins and needles on skin
  • fast heartbeat

RARE side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • suicidal behavior
  • suicidal thoughts
  • leukoencephalopathy, a disease of the white matter of the brain
  • capillary leak syndrome, a condition where fluid leaks out of small blood vessels
  • acute inflammation of the pancreas
  • a significant type of allergic reaction called anaphylaxis
  • overactive macrophage immune cells
  • cytokine release syndrome, a sudden activation of the immune system

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

  • depression
  • bone pain
  • numbness
  • temporary redness of face and neck
  • low energy and weakness
  • a change in the ability to pay attention
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