Revlimid Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • A Common Cold
  • Anemia
  • Decreased Blood Platelets
  • Low Levels Of A Type Of White Blood Cell Called Neutrophils
  • Low Levels Of White Blood Cells
  • Trouble Breathing

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • A Skin Rash
  • Backache
  • Constipation
  • Cough
  • Cramps
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Dry Skin
  • Fever
  • Fluid Retention In The Legs, Feet, Arms Or Hands
  • Generalized Weakness
  • Head Pain
  • Intense Abdominal Pain
  • Itching
  • Joint Pain
  • Low Energy
  • Muscle Tremors
  • Nausea
  • Nosebleed
  • Numbness
  • Throat Irritation
  • Weight Loss

INFREQUENT side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • A Decreased Number Of Lymphocytes In The Blood
  • A Painful Condition That Affects The Nerves In The Legs And Arms Called Peripheral Neuropathy
  • An Infection
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Blood Clot In A Deep Vein Of The Extremities
  • Bronchitis
  • Bruising Under The Skin
  • Chest Pain
  • Dehydration
  • Low Amount Of Calcium In The Blood
  • Low Amount Of Phosphate In The Blood
  • Low Amount Of Potassium In The Blood
  • Obstruction Of A Blood Vessel By A Blood Clot
  • Pneumonia
  • Skin Redness
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Visible Water Retention

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Basal Cell Carcinoma Of The Skin
  • Blurred Vision
  • Bruising
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pains Unrelated To Heart Problems
  • Chills
  • Decreased Appetite
  • Depression
  • Difficulty Sleeping
  • Dry Mouth
  • Excessive Sweating
  • High Blood Sugar
  • Inflammation Of The Nose
  • Inflammation Of The Tissue Lining The Sinuses
  • Loose Stools
  • Muscle Pain
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Numbness And Tingling
  • Pain In The Arms Or Legs
  • Taste Impairment
  • Vomiting

RARE side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • A Blood Clot
  • A Clot In The Lung
  • A Condition With Low Thyroid Hormone Levels
  • A Condition With Muscle Tissue Breakdown Called Rhabdomyolysis
  • A Heart Attack
  • A High Alanine Transaminase Level
  • A Localized Weakening And Ballooning In An Artery Wall Called An Arterial Aneurysm
  • A Skin Disorder With Blistering And Peeling Skin Called Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
  • A Skin Disorder With Blistering And Peeling Skin Called Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis
  • A Stroke
  • A Sudden Loss Of Vision
  • A Systemic Inflammatory Response Called Sepsis Due To An Infection With Bacteria
  • A Type Of Allergic Reaction Called Angioedema
  • A Type Of Blood Cancer Called B-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
  • A Type Of Blood Disorder With A Decrease In All Types Of Blood Cells Called Pancytopenia
  • A Type Of Cancer Of The Lymph Nodes Called Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • A Type Of Significant Allergic Skin Reaction Called DRESS Syndrome
  • A Type Of Stomach Irritation Called Gastritis
  • Abnormal Liver Function Tests
  • Abnormal Peeling Of Skin
  • Acute Cerebral Infarction
  • Acute Liver Failure
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia, A Type Of Blood Cancer
  • An Inability To Completely Empty The Bladder
  • An Increase In Uric Acid Due To Cancer Chemotherapy
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Bacteria In The Blood
  • Bleeding
  • Bleeding Of The Stomach Or Intestines
  • Bloody Urine
  • Decreased Oxygen In The Tissues Or Blood
  • Delirium
  • Destruction Of Red Blood Cells By Body's Own Antibodies
  • Diabetes
  • Diarrhea From An Infection With Clostridium Difficile Bacteria
  • Encephalitis
  • Fluid Accumulation In The Brain
  • Fluid In The Lungs
  • Heart Failure
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Inflammation In The Lungs Due To An Allergic Reaction
  • Inflammation Of A Vein
  • Inflammation Of The Liver Called Hepatitis
  • Inflammation Of The Liver With Stoppage Of Bile Flow
  • Inflammation Of The Skin With Blisters
  • Kidney Disease With Reduction In Kidney Function
  • Kidney Failure
  • Low Amount Of Magnesium In The Blood
  • Low Blood Pressure
  • Mental Problems From Taking The Drug
  • Mental Status Changes
  • Myelodysplastic Syndrome, A Bone Marrow Disorder
  • Orthostatic Hypotension, A Form Of Low Blood Pressure
  • Pancreatitis
  • Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy, A Type Of Brain Infection
  • Reactivation Of Hepatitis B Infection
  • Reduced Blood Flow To The Brain Causing Some Brain Cells To Die Or Function Poorly
  • Rejection Of A Transplanted Organ
  • Renal Tubular Necrosis, A Kidney Disorder
  • Shingles
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Sweet's Disease
  • Swelling In An Arm Or Leg Due To Blockage Of Lymph Nodes
  • Swollen Lymph Nodes
  • Thrombophlebitis, An Inflamed Vein Due To A Blood Clot
  • Vision Loss

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • A Feeling Of General Discomfort Called Malaise
  • A Sore Tongue
  • Abnormal Manner Of Walking
  • Altered Interest In Having Sexual Intercourse
  • Angina, Or Chest Pain Due To Partial Blockage Of Blood Flow In The Heart Arteries
  • Darkening Of The Skin
  • Difficult Or Painful Urination
  • Drowsiness
  • Enlarged Superficial Veins
  • Hallucinations
  • Heart Throbbing Or Pounding
  • High Amount Of Uric Acid In The Blood
  • Hirsutism, A Condition Of Hair Growth On Parts Of The Body Normally Without Hair
  • Hoarseness
  • Increased Pressure In The Eye
  • Loss Of Muscle Coordination
  • Loss Of Skin Color
  • Mood Changes
  • Night Sweats
  • Overactive Thyroid Gland
  • Raynaud's Phenomenon, A Condition Where Blood Vessels Constrict Too Much With Coldness Or Stress
  • Small Reddish-Purplish Pin-Point Sized Spots On Skin
  • Temporary Redness Of Face And Neck
  • The Inability To Have An Erection

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