MELPHALAN 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
  • stomatitis, a condition with painful swelling and sores inside the mouth
  • If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • nausea
  • diarrhea
  • INFREQUENT side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • inflammation of the skin due to an allergy
  • itching
  • a skin rash
  • a significant type of allergic reaction called anaphylaxis
  • If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • hair loss
  • vomiting
  • RARE side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • inflammation of the blood vessels
  • hepatic veno-occlusive disease, a type of liver disease
  • 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
  • inflammation of the liver called hepatitis
  • a blockage of the bile duct that resulting in high bilirubin levels
  • blood in the bowel movement
  • hives
  • dead skin
  • high amount of uric acid in the blood
  • abnormal liver function tests
  • damage to the skin and tissue around the injection site
  • therapy-related acute myeloid leukemia
  • If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • absence of menstrual periods
  • visible water retention
  • a sensation of feeling warm
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