VINCRISTINE SULFATE Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • autonomic neuropathy
  • a toxic effect on the central nervous system, which consists of the brain and spinal cord

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

  • constipation
  • hair loss
  • nerve pain

INFREQUENT side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • a disorder with excess antidiuretic hormone called syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone
  • low amount of sodium in the blood
  • low levels of white blood cells
  • reactions at the site of the injection
  • tumor lysis syndrome

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

  • numbness
  • a skin rash
  • weight loss
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • gas
  • diarrhea
  • a feeling of pins and needles on skin
  • peripheral sensory nerve disorder

RARE side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • increased uric acid in the body resulting in kidney disease
  • anemia
  • decreased blood platelets
  • paralysis
  • a disorder of the peripheral nerves that enable movement called peripheral motor neuropathy
  • high blood pressure
  • hepatic veno-occlusive disease, a type of liver disease
  • low blood pressure
  • bronchospasm
  • stomatitis, a condition with painful swelling and sores inside the mouth
  • a decrease in blood supply to the intestines resulting in portions of the intestine dying
  • paralysis of the intestines
  • a blockage of the intestines with stool
  • a hole in the intestine
  • trouble breathing
  • a significant type of allergic reaction called anaphylaxis
  • a facial nerve disorder
  • muscle wasting

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

  • throat irritation
  • fever
  • loss of muscle coordination
  • visible water retention
  • headache
  • difficult or painful urination
  • an inability to completely empty the bladder
  • excess urination
  • stomach cramps
  • weak reflexes
  • unsteady walking

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