ABECMA 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 white blood cells
  • low levels of a type of white blood cell called neutrophils
  • a decreased number of lymphocytes in the blood
  • cytokine release syndrome, a sudden activation of the immune system
  • If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • an infection due to a virus
  • a common cold
  • fever
  • low energy
  • visible water retention
  • decreased appetite
  • headache
  • cough
  • nausea
  • diarrhea
  • pain in the muscles or bones
  • INFREQUENT side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • a bacterial infection
  • an infection due to a fungus
  • an infection
  • low amount of phosphate in the blood
  • low amount of sodium in the blood
  • increased risk of bleeding due to clotting disorder
  • high blood pressure
  • cardiomyopathy, a disease of the heart muscle
  • atrial fibrillation
  • a blood clot
  • low blood pressure
  • pneumonia
  • fluid in the lungs
  • bleeding of the stomach or intestines
  • kidney failure
  • seizures
  • aphasia, a loss of the ability to speak and understand language
  • decreased oxygen in the tissues or blood
  • a hypersensitivity reaction to a drug
  • overactive macrophage immune cells
  • sepsis
  • hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis, a condition where the body makes too many activated immune cells
  • If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • dry eye
  • dry mouth
  • constipation
  • dry skin
  • dizziness
  • difficulty sleeping
  • chills
  • loss of muscle coordination
  • a skin rash
  • weight loss
  • pain in the oropharynx
  • anxious feelings
  • RARE side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • an unusual viral infection called cytomegalovirus infection
  • pneumonia with a fungus called Pneumocystis jirovecii
  • inflammation of the spinal cord
  • a type of movement disorder called parkinsonism
  • fluid accumulation in the brain
  • reactivation of hepatitis B infection
  • If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

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