BUSULFEX Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • an infection
  • low amount of magnesium in the blood
  • low amount of potassium in the blood
  • anemia
  • decreased blood platelets
  • low levels of white blood cells
  • low levels of granulocytes, a type of white blood cell

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

  • low levels of female hormones in the body called hypogonadism
  • high blood pressure
  • stomatitis, a condition with painful swelling and sores inside the mouth
  • absence of menstrual periods
  • dizziness
  • difficulty sleeping
  • fever
  • chills
  • a skin rash
  • decreased appetite
  • headache
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • high blood sugar
  • generalized weakness
  • intense abdominal pain
  • anxious feelings

INFREQUENT side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • increased uric acid in the body resulting in kidney disease
  • a blood clot
  • widening of blood vessels
  • visible water retention
  • trouble breathing
  • chest pain
  • high amount of uric acid in the blood
  • fast heartbeat

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

  • confusion
  • depression
  • throat irritation
  • a stuffy and runny nose
  • itching
  • pain
  • nosebleed
  • cough
  • reactions at the site of the injection

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
  • an infection due to a virus
  • opportunistic fungal infection
  • significantly decreased activity of the bone marrow
  • low levels of a type of white blood cell called neutrophils
  • a type of brain function problem called encephalopathy
  • clouding of the lens of the eye called cataracts
  • pericardial tamponade, a disorder of the heart
  • fluid in the covering of the heart or pericardium
  • complete heart block
  • atrial fibrillation
  • extra heartbeats
  • ventricular premature beats
  • abnormal heart rhythm
  • left ventricular heart failure
  • an enlarged heart
  • a hemorrhage in the brain
  • hepatic veno-occlusive disease, a type of liver disease
  • thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, a type of blood disorder
  • low blood pressure
  • pneumonia
  • a condition where there is formation of fibrous tissue in the lung called pulmonary fibrosis
  • inflammation of the esophagus
  • blocked bowels with decreased peristaltic movement
  • acute inflammation of the pancreas
  • inflammation of the bladder with hemorrhage
  • erythema nodosum, a skin condition with red and painful nodules
  • skin rash with sloughing
  • seizures
  • bloody vomit
  • an enlarged liver
  • graft versus host disease
  • a yellowing of the eyes or skin from buildup of bilirubin called jaundice
  • a type of bumpy skin rash called a maculopapular rash
  • bleeding from the lungs
  • defective tooth enamel formation
  • tumor lysis syndrome

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

  • agitation
  • soreness of the rectal area
  • hair loss
  • skin discoloration
  • muscle pain
  • drowsiness
  • delirium
  • temporary redness of face and neck
  • hiccups
  • difficult or painful urination
  • decreased urine production
  • low energy and weakness
  • fluid overload
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