Aprepitant Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • Dehydration

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Burping
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Generalized Weakness
  • Hiccups
  • Indigestion
  • Itching
  • Low Blood Pressure
  • Low Energy
  • Nausea
  • Stomach Cramps

INFREQUENT side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • A High Alanine Transaminase Level
  • A Type Of Stomach Irritation Called Gastritis
  • Low Levels Of A Type Of White Blood Cell Called Neutrophils
  • Low Levels Of White Blood Cells

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Decreased Appetite
  • Difficulty Sleeping
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Heartburn
  • Ringing In The Ears
  • Vomiting

RARE side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • A Clot In The Lung
  • A Heart Attack
  • A Significant Type Of Allergic Reaction Called Anaphylaxis
  • A Skin Disorder With Blistering And Peeling Skin Called Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
  • A Skin Disorder With Blistering And Peeling Skin Called Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis
  • A Systemic Inflammatory Response Called Sepsis Due To An Infection With Bacteria
  • A Type Of Allergic Reaction Called Angioedema
  • A Type Of Inflammation Of The Lung Called Interstitial Pneumonitis
  • Acute Ulcer Of The Duodenum With Perforation
  • Anemia
  • Blood Clot In A Deep Vein Of The Extremities
  • Cancer Or Malignancy
  • Decreased Blood Platelets
  • Decreased Kidney Function
  • Decreased Lung Function
  • Diabetes
  • Fast Heartbeat
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Hives
  • Low Amount Of Potassium In The Blood
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Neutropenic Colitis
  • Slow Heartbeat
  • Trouble Breathing
  • Visible Water Retention

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • A Change In Voice
  • A Common Cold
  • A Feeling Of General Discomfort Called Malaise
  • A Painful Condition That Affects The Nerves In The Legs And Arms Called Peripheral Neuropathy
  • A Skin Rash
  • A Skin Rash Resembling Acne
  • Abnormal Liver Function Tests
  • An Increased Need To Urinate Often
  • Anxious Feelings
  • Backache
  • Chills
  • Confusion
  • Cough
  • Depression
  • Difficult Or Painful Urination
  • Difficulty Swallowing
  • Drug-Induced Hot Flashes
  • Dry Mouth
  • Excess Urination
  • Excessive Saliva Production
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Fluid Accumulation Around The Eye
  • Gas
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Hair Loss
  • Heart Throbbing Or Pounding
  • Increased Sensitivity Of The Skin To The Sun
  • Joint Pain
  • Muscle Pain
  • Numbness
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Pink Eye
  • Runny Nose
  • Sneezing
  • Stomatitis, A Condition With Painful Swelling And Sores Inside The Mouth
  • Stuffy Nose
  • Taste Impairment
  • Temporary Redness Of Face And Neck
  • Throat Irritation
  • Weight Loss
  • Wheezing

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