PEMETREXED DISODIUM Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • anemia
  • decreased blood platelets
  • low levels of white blood cells
  • low levels of a type of white blood cell called neutrophils
  • obstruction of a blood vessel by a blood clot
  • visible water retention
  • If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • throat irritation
  • stomatitis, a condition with painful swelling and sores inside the mouth
  • constipation
  • hair loss
  • low energy
  • a skin rash
  • decreased appetite
  • headache
  • trouble breathing
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • INFREQUENT side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • an infection
  • abnormal liver function tests
  • If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • dehydration
  • pink eye
  • excessive watery eyes
  • indigestion
  • itching
  • fever
  • taste impairment
  • chest pain
  • intense abdominal pain
  • peripheral sensory nerve disorder
  • RARE side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • destruction of red blood cells by body's own antibodies
  • high blood pressure
  • a clot in the lung
  • rapid ventricular heartbeat
  • abnormal heart rhythm
  • supraventricular arrhythmias, a type of abnormal heart rhythm
  • a type of inflammation of the lung called interstitial pneumonitis
  • inflammation of the esophagus
  • inflammation of the large intestine
  • blockage of the stomach or intestine
  • kidney failure
  • inflammation of the skin with blisters
  • 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
  • skin rash with sloughing
  • a hypersensitivity reaction to a drug
  • pancreatitis
  • radiation recall syndrome
  • If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • depression
  • a disorder of the peripheral nerves that enable movement called peripheral motor neuropathy
  • hives
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