ETOPOSIDE 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

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

  • constipation
  • hair loss
  • fever
  • chills
  • decreased appetite
  • nausea
  • vomiting

INFREQUENT side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • damage to the skin and tissue around the injection site

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

  • a painful condition that affects the nerves in the legs and arms called peripheral neuropathy
  • dizziness
  • taste impairment
  • diarrhea
  • generalized weakness
  • intense abdominal pain

RARE side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • sudden blindness and pain upon moving the eye
  • a spasm of the larynx
  • 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
  • damage to the liver and inflammation
  • acute kidney failure
  • inflammation of the skin due to an allergy
  • a skin disorder with blistering and peeling skin called toxic epidermal necrolysis
  • a skin disorder with blistering and peeling skin called Stevens-Johnson syndrome
  • itching
  • hives
  • a skin rash
  • wheezing
  • trouble breathing
  • a significant type of allergic reaction called anaphylaxis
  • a type of bumpy skin rash called a maculopapular rash
  • therapy-related acute myeloid leukemia
  • radiation recall syndrome
  • fast heartbeat

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

  • high blood pressure
  • low blood pressure
  • darkening of the skin
  • difficulty swallowing
  • a hypersensitivity reaction to a drug
  • reactions at the site of the injection
  • a feeling of general discomfort called malaise

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