TARCEVA Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • an infection
  • a skin rash
  • trouble breathing

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

  • dry skin
  • low energy
  • decreased appetite
  • cough
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea

INFREQUENT side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • pink eye
  • stomatitis, a condition with painful swelling and sores inside the mouth
  • keratoconjunctivitis sicca, or dry and inflamed cornea and conjunctiva of the eye

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

  • an increased number of eyelashes
  • itching
  • joint pain
  • muscle pain

RARE side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • decreased blood platelets
  • a disease with shrinking and weaker muscles called myopathy
  • inflammation of the uvea of the eye
  • an ulcer of the cornea of the eye
  • a heart attack
  • a stroke
  • thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, a type of blood disorder
  • x-ray results showing lung tissue changes
  • inflammation of the large intestine
  • liver failure
  • acute renal failure in patients with serious liver disease
  • bleeding of the stomach or intestines
  • acute kidney failure
  • decreased kidney function
  • inflammation of the skin with blisters
  • a skin disorder with blistering and peeling skin called toxic epidermal necrolysis
  • a skin disorder with blistering and peeling skin called Stevens-Johnson syndrome
  • skin rash with sloughing
  • a condition with muscle tissue breakdown called rhabdomyolysis
  • high amount of bilirubin in the blood
  • abnormal liver function tests
  • a rupture in the wall of the stomach or intestine
  • lung tissue problem
  • a hole developing in the cornea of the eye

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

  • a nail disorder
  • hirsutism, a condition of hair growth on parts of the body normally without hair
  • darkening of the skin

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