CARBOPLATIN Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • an infection
  • decreased function of bone marrow
  • anemia
  • decreased blood platelets
  • low levels of white blood cells
  • low levels of a type of white blood cell called neutrophils
  • bleeding
  • reactions at the site of the injection

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

  • low amount of magnesium in the blood
  • low amount of calcium in the blood
  • low amount of sodium in the blood
  • low amount of potassium in the blood
  • a painful condition that affects the nerves in the legs and arms called peripheral neuropathy
  • hair loss
  • pain
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • stomach cramps
  • generalized weakness

INFREQUENT side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • a toxic effect on the central nervous system, which consists of the brain and spinal cord
  • ototoxicity, damage to the inner ear that affects hearing or balance
  • bronchospasm
  • inflammation of the skin due to an allergy
  • itching
  • hives
  • a skin rash
  • trouble breathing

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

  • a change in vision
  • constipation
  • diarrhea

RARE side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • vision loss
  • hepatic veno-occlusive disease, a type of liver disease
  • stomatitis, a condition with painful swelling and sores inside the mouth
  • a significant type of allergic reaction called anaphylaxis
  • a type of brain disorder called posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome

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

  • high blood pressure
  • decreased appetite

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