Emend Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

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

  • indigestion
  • itching
  • dizziness
  • low energy
  • hiccups
  • nausea
  • burping
  • diarrhea
  • stomach cramps
  • generalized weakness
  • INFREQUENT side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • low levels of white blood cells
  • low levels of a type of white blood cell called neutrophils
  • a type of stomach irritation called gastritis
  • a high alanine transaminase level
  • If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • ringing in the ears
  • difficulty sleeping
  • decreased appetite
  • headache
  • vomiting
  • heartburn
  • RARE side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • a systemic inflammatory response called sepsis due to an infection with bacteria
  • cancer or malignancy
  • diabetes
  • low amount of potassium in the blood
  • anemia
  • decreased blood platelets
  • high blood pressure
  • a heart attack
  • a clot in the lung
  • slow heartbeat
  • blood clot in a deep vein of the extremities
  • a type of inflammation of the lung called interstitial pneumonitis
  • decreased lung function
  • acute ulcer of the duodenum with perforation
  • a skin disorder with blistering and peeling skin called toxic epidermal necrolysis
  • a skin disorder with blistering and peeling skin called Stevens-Johnson syndrome
  • hives
  • muscle weakness
  • visible water retention
  • trouble breathing
  • a significant type of allergic reaction called anaphylaxis
  • a type of allergic reaction called angioedema
  • neutropenic colitis
  • fast heartbeat
  • If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • pink eye
  • stuffy nose
  • excessive saliva production
  • dry mouth
  • stomatitis, a condition with painful swelling and sores inside the mouth
  • gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • increased sensitivity of the skin to the sun
  • hair loss
  • a skin rash resembling acne
  • joint pain
  • backache
  • muscle pain
  • chills
  • taste impairment
  • numbness
  • temporary redness of face and neck
  • weight loss
  • a change in voice
  • sneezing
  • heart throbbing or pounding
  • cough
  • gas
  • difficult or painful urination
  • an increased need to urinate often
  • excess urination
  • pelvic pain
  • runny nose
  • a feeling of general discomfort called malaise
  • anxious feelings
  • drug-induced hot flashes
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