ABRAXANE Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • thrush
  • an infection
  • decreased function of bone marrow
  • anemia
  • decreased blood platelets
  • low levels of a type of white blood cell called neutrophils
  • pneumonia
  • high amount of bilirubin in the blood
  • a high aspartate transaminase level
  • increased alkaline phosphatase

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

  • dehydration
  • stomatitis, a condition with painful swelling and sores inside the mouth
  • hair loss
  • low energy
  • visible water retention
  • decreased appetite
  • trouble breathing
  • cough
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • abnormal liver function tests
  • generalized weakness

INFREQUENT side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • high blood pressure
  • a clot in the lung
  • supraventricular tachycardia
  • low blood pressure
  • bleeding
  • decreased kidney function
  • a hypersensitivity reaction to a drug

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

  • joint pain
  • muscle pain
  • headache

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
  • optic neuropathy, a disease of the optic nerve
  • atrioventricular block, a type of slow heart rhythm disorder
  • complete stoppage of the heart
  • slow heartbeat
  • chronic heart failure
  • a transient ischemic attack, a type of stroke that lasts only a few minutes
  • a stroke
  • a blood clot
  • the presence of air or gas in the lung
  • 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
  • insufficient blood supply to the colon
  • blockage of the stomach or intestine
  • a hole in the intestine
  • liver tissue death
  • a skin disorder with blistering and peeling skin called toxic epidermal necrolysis
  • a skin disorder with blistering and peeling skin called Stevens-Johnson syndrome
  • chest pain
  • a significant type of allergic reaction called anaphylaxis
  • damage to the skin and tissue around the injection site
  • impaired brain function due to liver disease
  • pancreatitis
  • cellulitis
  • cranial nerve palsy
  • tumor lysis syndrome

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

  • macular swelling and degeneration of the eye
  • excessive watery eyes
  • erythema or redness of skin or mucous membrane
  • itching
  • a nail disorder
  • a change in voice
  • reactions at the site of the injection

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