EPIRUBICIN HCL Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • an infection
  • decreased function of bone marrow
  • anemia
  • low levels of white blood cells
  • low levels of a type of white blood cell called neutrophils
  • inflammation of the esophagus

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

  • pink eye
  • absence of menstrual periods
  • hair loss
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • abnormal color of urine

INFREQUENT side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • increased uric acid in the body resulting in kidney disease
  • decreased blood platelets
  • thrombophlebitis, an inflamed vein due to a blood clot
  • stomach or intestinal ulcer
  • redness of skin following radiation therapy
  • reactions at the site of the injection
  • tissue death
  • tumor lysis syndrome

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

  • increased sensitivity of the skin to the sun
  • discoloration of nail
  • darkening of the skin
  • temporary redness of face and neck
  • decreased appetite
  • inflammation of the vein, or phlebitis after infusion

RARE side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • a clot in the lung
  • atrioventricular block, a type of slow heart rhythm disorder
  • bundle branch block
  • rapid ventricular heartbeat
  • slow heartbeat
  • sinus tachycardia, a type of fast heart rate
  • chronic heart failure
  • left ventricular heart failure
  • toxicity to the heart
  • obstruction of a blood vessel by a blood clot
  • an occurrence of a blood clot in an artery
  • bleeding
  • pneumonia
  • bleeding of the stomach or intestines
  • fever
  • chills
  • a condition where the body is unable to maintain adequate blood flow called shock
  • a significant type of allergic reaction called anaphylaxis
  • damage to the skin and tissue around the injection site
  • cellulitis
  • therapy-related acute myeloid leukemia
  • radiation recall syndrome

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

  • dehydration
  • a type of stomach irritation called gastritis
  • hives
  • hyperpigmentation of the inside of the mouth
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