IRESSA Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

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    • itching
    • acne
    • dry skin
    • a skin rash
    • decreased appetite
    • weight loss
    • nausea
    • vomiting
    • diarrhea
    • generalized weakness

    INFREQUENT side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

    • dehydration
    • lazy eye
    • bleeding
    • fluid retention in the legs, feet, arms or hands
    • high amount of bilirubin in the blood
    • trouble breathing
    • a high alanine transaminase level
    • a high aspartate transaminase level

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

    • dry eye
    • dry mouth
    • canker sores
    • inflammation of the skin with blisters
    • a nail disorder
    • hair loss
    • fever

    RARE side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

    • an ulcer of the cornea of the eye
    • inflammation of the cornea of the eye
    • erosion of the cornea of the eye
    • eye pain
    • eye inflammation
    • a clot in the lung
    • inflammation of blood vessels in the skin
    • a type of inflammation of the lung called interstitial pneumonitis
    • a condition where there is formation of fibrous tissue in the lung called pulmonary fibrosis
    • inflammation of the alveoli of the lungs
    • lung failure causing loss of breath
    • acute inflammation of the pancreas
    • inflammation of the bladder
    • inflammation of the bladder with hemorrhage
    • bloody urine
    • erythema multiforme, a type of allergic skin reaction
    • 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
    • nosebleed
    • a type of allergic reaction called angioedema
    • a rupture in the wall of the stomach or intestine
    • lung tissue problem
    • pancreatitis

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