Sunitinib Capsule Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • Abnormal Liver Function Tests
  • Bleeding
  • Chronic Heart Failure
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Increased Risk Of Bleeding

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Backache
  • Constipation
  • Cough
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizzy
  • Dry Skin
  • Feel Like Throwing Up
  • Feeling Weak
  • Fever
  • Fluid Retention In The Legs, Feet, Arms Or Hands
  • Gas
  • Head Pain
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Indigestion
  • Intense Abdominal Pain
  • Joint Pain
  • Loss Of Appetite
  • Low Energy
  • Pain In Arms Or Legs
  • Painful, Red Or Swollen Mouth
  • Rash
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Taste Problems
  • Throwing Up
  • Trouble Breathing

INFREQUENT side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • Decreased Blood Platelets
  • Decreased Neutrophils A Type Of White Blood Cell
  • Decreased Number Of Lymphocytes In The Blood
  • Extreme Loss Of Body Water
  • High Amount Of Bilirubin In The Blood
  • High Amount Of Sodium In The Blood
  • Infection
  • Low Amount Of Potassium In The Blood
  • Low Blood Sugar
  • Tumor Bleeding

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Hair Loss
  • Muscle Pain
  • Sore Tongue

RARE side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • Acute Cerebral Infarction
  • Anemia
  • Blood Clot In An Artery
  • Bone Necrosis Of The Jaw Bone
  • Brain-Capillary Leak Syndrome
  • Disease Of Inadequate Blood Flow To The Heart Muscle
  • Disease Of The Muscle Of The Heart With Enlargement
  • Dissection Of Aorta
  • Erythema Multiforme
  • Escape Of Fluid Into The Lungs
  • Failure Of The Left Ventricle Of The Heart
  • Giant Hives
  • Heart Attack
  • Hepatitis
  • Impaired Wound Healing
  • Inflammation Of The Esophagus
  • Inflammation Of The Gallbladder
  • Kidney Disease With Reduction In Kidney Function
  • Kidney Failure
  • Liver Failure
  • Low Amount Of Phosphate In The Blood
  • Lung Embolism
  • Muscle Problems
  • Necrotizing Fasciitis
  • Nephrotic Syndrome
  • New Abnormal Connection Between Two Body Organs
  • Obstruction Of A Blood Vessel By A Blood Clot
  • Pancreatitis
  • Prolonged QT Interval On EKG
  • Pyoderma Gangrenosum
  • Rhabdomyolysis
  • Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
  • Stroke
  • Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura
  • Thyroid Gland Inflammation
  • Tingling, Pain, Redness And Edema Of Hands And Feet
  • Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack
  • Very Rapid Heartbeat - Torsades De Pointes

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Acute Infection Of The Nose, Throat Or Sinus
  • Cushing's Syndrome
  • Elevation Of Proteins In The Urine
  • Hair Discoloration
  • Overactive Thyroid Gland
  • Skin Infection
  • Urinary Tract Infection

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