Oxaliplatin Vial Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • Abnormal Liver Function Tests
  • Anemia
  • Chest Pain
  • Cough
  • Decreased Blood Platelets
  • Erythrodysesthesia Or Tingling, Pain, Redness, And Edema In The Hands And Feet
  • Joint Pain
  • Low Levels Of White Blood Cells
  • Obstruction Of A Blood Vessel By A Blood Clot
  • Reactions At The Site Of The Injection
  • Trouble Breathing
  • Visible Water Retention

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • A Feeling Of Pins And Needles On Skin
  • A Stuffy And Runny Nose
  • Abnormal Sensations Of The Skin
  • Backache
  • Chills
  • Constipation
  • Decreased Appetite
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty Sleeping
  • Dizziness
  • Fever
  • Hair Loss
  • Headache
  • High Blood Sugar
  • Indigestion
  • Intense Abdominal Pain
  • Low Energy
  • Muscle Pain
  • Nausea
  • Stomatitis, A Condition With Painful Swelling And Sores Inside The Mouth
  • Taste Impairment
  • Throat Irritation
  • Vomiting

INFREQUENT side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • A Hypersensitivity Reaction To A Drug
  • An Infection
  • Bronchospasm
  • Dehydration
  • Depression
  • Low Amount Of Albumin Proteins In The Blood
  • Low Amount Of Calcium In The Blood
  • Low Amount Of Potassium In The Blood
  • Low Amount Of Sodium In The Blood

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • A Skin Rash
  • An Increased Need To Urinate Often
  • Anxious Feelings
  • Difficult Or Painful Urination
  • Dry Mouth
  • Dry Skin
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Excessive Watery Eyes
  • Fluid Retention In The Legs, Feet, Arms Or Hands
  • Gas
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Hiccups
  • Hives
  • Itching
  • Nosebleed
  • Temporary Redness Of Face And Neck

RARE side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • A Condition Where There Is Formation Of Fibrous Tissue In The Lung Called Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • A Condition With Muscle Tissue Breakdown Called Rhabdomyolysis
  • A Decrease In Sharpness Of Vision Called Reduced Visual Acuity
  • A Significant Drop In Blood Pressure Due To Bacterial Infection
  • A Significant Type Of Allergic Reaction Called Anaphylaxis
  • A Spasm Of The Larynx
  • A Type Of Allergic Reaction Called Angioedema
  • A Type Of Brain Disorder Called Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome
  • A Type Of Inflammation Of The Lung Called Interstitial Pneumonitis
  • A Type Of Kidney Inflammation Called Interstitial Nephritis
  • A Type Of Speech Disorder Called Dysarthria
  • Acute Inflammation Of The Pancreas
  • Acute Kidney Failure
  • Blockage Of The Stomach Or Intestine
  • Blocked Bowels With Decreased Peristaltic Movement
  • Changes In The Visual Field
  • Cranial Nerve Palsy
  • Decreased Kidney Function
  • Diarrhea From An Infection With Clostridium Difficile Bacteria
  • Excess Body Acid
  • Excessive Diarrhea
  • Hearing Loss
  • Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome, A Condition That Affects The Kidney And The Blood
  • Hepatic Veno-Occlusive Disease, A Type Of Liver Disease
  • Lhermitte's Sign, A Sensation Of An Electric Shock Passing Down The Back Of The Neck And Spine
  • Low Blood Pressure
  • Low Levels Of A Type Of White Blood Cell Called Neutrophils
  • Low Levels Of Granulocytes, A Type Of White Blood Cell
  • Lung Tissue Problem
  • Microscopic Blood-Filled Cavities In The Liver
  • Muscle Twitching
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Peripheral Sensory Nerve Disorder
  • Prolonged QT Interval On EKG
  • Renal Tubular Necrosis, A Kidney Disorder
  • Seizures
  • Slow Heartbeat
  • Sudden Blindness And Pain Upon Moving The Eye
  • Torsades De Pointes, A Type Of Abnormal Heart Rhythm
  • Ventricular Arrhythmias, A Type Of Abnormal Heart Rhythm
  • Vision Loss
  • Weak Reflexes

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Numbness

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