Sutent Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

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

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • A Condition With Low Thyroid Hormone Levels
  • A Skin Rash
  • Backache
  • Constipation
  • Cough
  • Decreased Appetite
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Dry Skin
  • Fever
  • Fluid Retention In The Legs, Feet, Arms Or Hands
  • Gas
  • Generalized Weakness
  • Head Pain
  • Indigestion
  • Intense Abdominal Pain
  • Joint Pain
  • Low Energy
  • Nausea
  • Pain In The Arms Or Legs
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Stomatitis, A Condition With Painful Swelling And Sores Inside The Mouth
  • Taste Impairment
  • Trouble Breathing
  • Vomiting

INFREQUENT side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • A Decreased Number Of Lymphocytes In The Blood
  • An Increased Sodium Level In The Blood
  • An Infection
  • Decreased Blood Platelets
  • Dehydration
  • High Amount Of Bilirubin In The Blood
  • Low Amount Of Potassium In The Blood
  • Low Blood Sugar
  • Low Levels Of A Type Of White Blood Cell Called Neutrophils
  • Tumor Bleeding

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • A Sore Tongue
  • Hair Loss
  • Muscle Pain

RARE side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • A Blood Clot In An Artery
  • A Clot In The Lung
  • A Condition With Muscle Tissue Breakdown Called Rhabdomyolysis
  • A Disease With Shrinking And Weaker Muscles Called Myopathy
  • A Fistula Between Two Body Organs
  • A Heart Attack
  • A Low Supply Of Oxygen Rich Blood To The Heart
  • 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 Transient Ischemic Attack, A Type Of Stroke That Lasts Only A Few Minutes
  • A Type Of Allergic Reaction Called Angioedema
  • A Type Of Brain Disorder Called Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome
  • Acute Cerebral Infarction
  • Anemia
  • Cardiomyopathy, A Disease Of The Heart Muscle
  • Dissection Of The Aorta
  • Erythema Multiforme, A Type Of Allergic Skin Reaction
  • Erythrodysesthesia Or Tingling, Pain, Redness, And Edema In The Hands And Feet
  • Escape Of Fluid Into The Lungs
  • Impaired Wound Healing
  • Inflammation Of The Esophagus
  • Inflammation Of The Gallbladder
  • Inflammation Of The Liver Called Hepatitis
  • Kidney Disease With Reduction In Kidney Function
  • Kidney Failure
  • Left Ventricular Heart Failure
  • Liver Failure
  • Low Amount Of Phosphate In The Blood
  • Necrotizing Fasciitis
  • Nephrotic Syndrome, A Type Of Kidney Disorder
  • Obstruction Of A Blood Vessel By A Blood Clot
  • Pancreatitis
  • Portions Of The Jaw Bone To Die From Lack Of Blood Circulation
  • Prolonged QT Interval On EKG
  • Pyoderma Gangrenosum, A Condition Where Large Painful Skin Sores Form
  • Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura, A Type Of Blood Disorder
  • Thyroid Gland Inflammation
  • Torsades De Pointes, A Type Of Abnormal Heart Rhythm

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • A Common Cold
  • A Hormone Disorder Where The Body Produces High Levels Of Cortisol Called Cushing's Syndrome
  • An Infection Of The Skin And The Tissue Below The Skin
  • Elevation Of Proteins In The Urine
  • Hair Discoloration
  • Overactive Thyroid Gland
  • Urinary Tract Infection

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