CISPLATIN Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • increased uric acid in the body resulting in kidney disease
  • low amount of magnesium in the blood
  • a type of blood disorder where the red blood cells burst called hemolytic anemia
  • decreased function of bone marrow
  • anemia
  • decreased blood platelets
  • low levels of white blood cells
  • ototoxicity, damage to the inner ear that affects hearing or balance
  • damage to the kidneys
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • high amount of uric acid in the blood

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

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    INFREQUENT side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

    • a toxic effect on the central nervous system, which consists of the brain and spinal cord
    • bronchospasm
    • hives
    • a significant type of allergic reaction called anaphylaxis
    • reactions at the site of the injection

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

    • stomatitis, a condition with painful swelling and sores inside the mouth
    • hair loss
    • decreased appetite
    • a feeling of pins and needles on skin
    • generalized weakness
    • a feeling of general discomfort called malaise

    RARE side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

    • an infection
    • acute myeloid leukemia, a type of blood cancer
    • a disorder with excess antidiuretic hormone called syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone
    • low amount of phosphate in the blood
    • low amount of calcium in the blood
    • low amount of sodium in the blood
    • low amount of potassium in the blood
    • hemolytic uremic syndrome, a condition that affects the kidney and the blood
    • leukoencephalopathy, a disease of the white matter of the brain
    • pigmentary retinopathy
    • a sudden loss of vision
    • optic disk edema
    • sudden blindness and pain upon moving the eye
    • blindness due to damage in the brain
    • a heart attack
    • a clot in the lung
    • fluid in the covering of the heart or pericardium
    • ventricular arrhythmias, a type of abnormal heart rhythm
    • a stroke
    • inflammation of blood vessels in the brain or spinal cord
    • Raynaud's phenomenon, a condition where blood vessels constrict too much with coldness or stress
    • obstruction of a blood vessel by a blood clot
    • hepatic veno-occlusive disease, a type of liver disease
    • thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, a type of blood disorder
    • a type of inflammation of the lung called interstitial pneumonitis
    • acute kidney failure
    • low sperm count
    • seizures
    • involuntary muscle contractions
    • puffy face from water retention
    • high amount of bilirubin in the blood
    • abnormal liver function tests
    • a hypersensitivity reaction to a drug
    • infertility
    • color blindness
    • a rupture in the wall of the stomach or intestine
    • pancreatitis
    • progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy, a type of brain infection
    • a type of brain disorder called posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome
    • cellulitis
    • absence of sperm in semen
    • secondary ovarian failure, a condition where ovaries stop working before age 40
    • a clot in the aorta
    • fast heartbeat
    • tumor lysis syndrome

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

    • dehydration
    • blurred vision
    • low blood pressure
    • cramps
    • fever
    • taste impairment
    • hiccups

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