FLUDARABINE PHOSPHATE Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • an infection
  • anemia
  • decreased blood platelets
  • low levels of a type of white blood cell called neutrophils
  • pneumonia
  • pain
  • visible water retention

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

  • fever
  • low energy
  • chills
  • a skin rash
  • cough
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • generalized weakness
  • a feeling of general discomfort called malaise

INFREQUENT side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • confusion
  • agitation
  • a painful condition that affects the nerves in the legs and arms called peripheral neuropathy
  • blurred vision
  • stomatitis, a condition with painful swelling and sores inside the mouth

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

  • muscle pain
  • decreased appetite
  • headache

RARE side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • high amount of phosphate in the blood
  • low amount of calcium in the blood
  • acidosis, a high level of acid in the blood
  • high levels of potassium in the blood
  • destruction of red blood cells by body's own antibodies
  • a type of blood disorder with a decrease in all types of blood cells called pancytopenia
  • significantly decreased activity of the bone marrow
  • a sudden loss of vision
  • hearing loss
  • thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, a type of blood disorder
  • a condition where there is formation of fibrous tissue in the lung called pulmonary fibrosis
  • x-ray results showing lung tissue changes
  • acute respiratory distress syndrome, a type of lung disorder
  • bleeding of the stomach or intestines
  • kidney failure
  • inflammation of the bladder with hemorrhage
  • bloody urine
  • coma
  • seizures
  • high amount of uric acid in the blood
  • the appearance of crystals in the urine
  • bleeding from the lungs
  • progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy, a type of brain infection
  • acquired hemophilia
  • Evans syndrome, an autoimmune condition affecting blood cells

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

  • hair loss

Free RX Coupon

Save up to 80% on your prescriptions.

Available coupons

Save up to 80% on your prescription with WebMDRx

Drug Survey

Are you currently using fludarabine PHOSPHATE vial?

This survey is being conducted by the WebMD marketing sciences department.

Selected from data included with permission and copyrighted by First Databank, Inc. This copyrighted material has been downloaded from a licensed data provider and is not for distribution, except as may be authorized by the applicable terms of use.

CONDITIONS OF USE: The information in this database is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of healthcare professionals. The information is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, drug interactions or adverse effects, nor should it be construed to indicate that use of a particular drug is safe, appropriate or effective for you or anyone else. A healthcare professional should be consulted before taking any drug, changing any diet or commencing or discontinuing any course of treatment.