VIDAZA Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • low amount of potassium in the blood
  • anemia
  • decreased blood platelets
  • low levels of white blood cells
  • low levels of a type of white blood cell called neutrophils
  • throat irritation
  • a common cold
  • pneumonia
  • urinary tract infection
  • trouble breathing
  • chest pain
  • a significant type of allergic reaction called anaphylaxis
  • cellulitis

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

  • bruising under the skin
  • bleeding gums
  • indigestion
  • constipation
  • erythema or skin redness
  • itching
  • dry skin
  • hives
  • joint pain
  • muscle pain
  • dizziness
  • difficulty sleeping
  • low energy
  • chills
  • a skin rash
  • skin nodules
  • small reddish-purplish pin-point sized spots on skin
  • decreased appetite
  • weight loss
  • headache
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • loose stools
  • diarrhea
  • generalized abdominal tenderness
  • bruising
  • reactions at the site of the injection
  • low energy and weakness
  • hematoma, a collection of blood outside of the blood vessels
  • generalized weakness
  • a feeling of general discomfort called malaise
  • intense abdominal pain
  • anxious feelings

INFREQUENT side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • bleeding from the mouth

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

  • low blood pressure
  • stomatitis, a condition with painful swelling and sores inside the mouth

RARE side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • a systemic inflammatory response called sepsis due to an infection with bacteria
  • a type of blood disorder with a decrease in all types of blood cells called pancytopenia
  • very low levels of granulocytes, a type of white blood cell
  • bleeding in the eye
  • cardiomyopathy, a disease of the heart muscle
  • atrial fibrillation
  • chronic heart failure
  • heart failure
  • a hemorrhage in the brain
  • orthostatic hypotension, a form of low blood pressure
  • acute respiratory distress syndrome, a type of lung disorder
  • diverticulitis
  • a coma due to liver failure
  • inflammation of the gallbladder
  • black tarry stools
  • bleeding of the stomach or intestines
  • kidney failure
  • renal tubular acidosis
  • decreased kidney function
  • pyoderma gangrenosum, a condition where large painful skin sores form
  • Sweet's disease
  • muscle weakness
  • seizures
  • dead skin
  • coughing up of blood
  • tissue death
  • lung tissue problem
  • necrotizing fasciitis
  • a complication of treatment in certain types of leukemia called differentiation syndrome
  • tumor lysis syndrome

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

  • bone pain
  • a fibrous thickening of the skin called induration
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