Dactinomycin Vial Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • Abnormal Liver Function Tests
  • Anemia
  • Canker Sores
  • Decreased Blood Platelets
  • Inflammation Of The Esophagus
  • Inflammation Of The Rectum
  • Low Blood Counts Due To Bone Marrow Failure
  • Low Levels Of A Type Of White Blood Cell Called Neutrophils

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • A Skin Rash
  • Acne
  • Difficulty Swallowing
  • Fever
  • Hair Loss
  • Low Energy
  • Nausea
  • Stomatitis, A Condition With Painful Swelling And Sores Inside The Mouth
  • Throat Irritation
  • Vomiting

INFREQUENT side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • Inflammation Of The Liver Called Hepatitis
  • Low Levels Of White Blood Cells
  • Stomach Or Intestinal Ulcer

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Decreased Appetite
  • Diarrhea
  • Intense Abdominal Pain

RARE side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • A Significant Type Of Allergic Reaction Called Anaphylaxis
  • A Skin Disorder With Blistering And Peeling Skin Called Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
  • A Skin Disorder With Blistering And Peeling Skin Called Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis
  • A Type Of Blood Clotting Disorder Called Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation
  • A Type Of Blood Disorder With A Decrease In All Types Of Blood Cells Called Pancytopenia
  • A Type Of Inflammation Of The Lung Called Interstitial Pneumonitis
  • A Yellowing Of The Eyes Or Skin From Buildup Of Bilirubin Called Jaundice
  • Acute Liver Failure
  • An Allergic Reaction To A Drug
  • An Enlarged Liver
  • An Increase In Uric Acid Due To Cancer Chemotherapy
  • An Infection
  • Ascites
  • Bleeding
  • Bronchospasm
  • Damage To The Skin And Tissue Around The Injection Site
  • Erythema Multiforme, A Type Of Allergic Skin Reaction
  • Hepatic Veno-Occlusive Disease, A Type Of Liver Disease
  • Kidney Disease With Reduction In Kidney Function
  • Kidney Failure
  • Low Amount Of Calcium In The Blood
  • Optic Neuropathy, A Disease Of The Optic Nerve
  • Radiation Recall Syndrome
  • Reactions At The Site Of The Injection
  • Sepsis
  • Skin Redness
  • The Presence Of Air Or Gas In The Lung
  • Thrombophlebitis, An Inflamed Vein Due To A Blood Clot

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • A Feeling Of General Discomfort Called Malaise
  • A Painful Condition That Affects The Nerves In The Legs And Arms Called Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Constipation
  • Inflammation Of The Lips
  • Muscle Pain
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Inflammation

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