Adriamycin Vial Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • Decreased White Blood Cells
  • Infection
  • Inflammation Of The Esophagus
  • Painful, Red Or Swollen Mouth

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Abnormal Urine Color
  • Feel Like Throwing Up
  • Hair Loss
  • Throwing Up

INFREQUENT side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • Chronic Heart Failure
  • Disease Of The Muscle Of The Heart With Enlargement
  • Fibrous Hardening Of The Walls Of The Veins
  • Redness Of Skin Following Radiation Therapy
  • Signs And Symptoms At Injection Site
  • Stomach Or Intestinal Ulcer
  • Tissue Death

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Diarrhea
  • Discoloration Of Nail
  • Sun-Sensitive Skin

RARE side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • Bone Marrow Disorders Occurring Before Leukemia
  • Decreased Blood Platelets
  • Escape Of Intravenous Medications Into Surrounding Tissues
  • Extreme Loss Of Body Water
  • Hives
  • Itching
  • Life Threatening Allergic Reaction
  • Radiation Recall Syndrome
  • Rash
  • Severely Decreased Activity Of The Bone Marrow
  • Therapy-Related Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Tissue Death In Part Of Intestinal Colon
  • Toxicity To The Heart
  • Trouble Breathing

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Blood Clot In Vein
  • Chills
  • Drug-Induced Hot Flash
  • Excessive Watery Eyes
  • Failure Of The Left Ventricle Of The Heart
  • Feeling Weak
  • Fever
  • High Alanine Transaminase Level
  • High Aspartate Transaminase Level
  • Hyperpigmentation Of The Inside Of The Mouth
  • Increased Uric Acid Due To Cancer Chemotherapy
  • Inflammation Of The Cornea Of The Eye
  • Inflammation Of The Covering Of The Heart Or Pericardium
  • Inflammation Of The Middle Tissue Heart Muscle
  • Intense Abdominal Pain
  • Loss Of Appetite
  • Not Feeling Well
  • Obstruction Of A Blood Vessel By A Blood Clot
  • Pink Eye
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Weight Gain

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