CARMUSTINE Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • an infection
  • decreased blood platelets
  • low levels of white blood cells
  • a type of inflammation of the lung called interstitial pneumonitis
  • a condition where there is formation of fibrous tissue in the lung called pulmonary fibrosis
  • decreased kidney function

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

  • nausea
  • vomiting

INFREQUENT side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • anemia
  • low levels of a type of white blood cell called neutrophils
  • x-ray results showing lung tissue changes
  • temporary redness of face and neck

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

  • reactions at the site of the injection

RARE side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • acute leukemia
  • a type of brain function problem called encephalopathy
  • hemorrhage from the conjunctiva of the eye
  • hepatic veno-occlusive disease, a type of liver disease
  • damage to the liver and inflammation
  • kidney failure
  • seizures
  • high amount of bilirubin in the blood
  • dead skin
  • chest pain
  • abnormally high levels of nitrogen-containing compounds in your blood
  • abnormal liver function tests
  • an allergic reaction
  • damage to the skin and tissue around the injection site
  • neuroretinitis, an inflammation of nerves of the eye

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

  • blurred vision
  • a swelling of the white portion of the eye called chemosis
  • low blood pressure
  • enlarged breasts
  • hair loss
  • darkening of the skin
  • headache
  • diarrhea
  • fast heartbeat
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