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Side Effects

Aggression, mood changes or irritability


Bad Breath

Bleeding gums


Blood clots (Thrombosis)

Blood pressure - high (hypertension)

Blood pressure - high in the lungs (pulmonary hypertension)

Blood pressure - low (hypotension)

Blood sugar regulation issues

Bloody nose

Blurred vision

Bruise or bleed easily (hemorrhage)

Burning or stinging of the skin


Changes in shape or location of body fat (arms, legs, face, etc.)

Chemo brain

Chest pain

Cold hands and feet

Cold symptoms (stuffy nose, sneezing, cough, sore throat)




Decreased or lack of appetite




Difficulty - breathing, rattling or noisy

Difficulty - concentrating

Difficulty - moving

Difficulty - sleeping

Difficulty - speaking

Difficulty - swallowing

Difficulty - walking

Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath (Dyspnea)

Digestive System

Dizziness, lighted headed or fainting

Dry eyes

Dry mouth or thirsty

Ears - congestion

Ears - pounding

Ears - ringing

Endocrine System

Fatigue or tired

Fever or chills

Flu-like symptoms

Food - changes in or loss of taste

Food - metallic taste

Graft vs. Host Disease (GVHD)

Hair loss


Hand-foot syndrome


Hearing loss

Heart - complications or problems

Heart - irregular or rapid heartbeat

Heart - pain or discomfort


Hyperactive or wired

Increased gas or bloating

Increased sensitivity to touch


Infection - upper respiratory

Infusion related reactions


Integumentary or exocrine System

Interference with blood type testing


Keratopathy (cornea issues)

Kidney damage

Kidney failure

Liver damage

Liver failure

Low blood calcium (Hypocalcemia)

Low platelets (Thrombocytopenia)

Low potassium

Low red blood cells (Anemia)

Low white blood cells (Granulocytes)

Low white blood cells (Neutropenia or lymphocyte)

Lung problems

Lymphatic or Immune System

Muscle cramps or spasms

Muscle weakness

Musculoskeletal System


Nervous System


Neuropathy (numbness, pain or tingling in arms or legs)

Osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ)


Pain - back, jaw, neck or ribs (bones)

Pain - body aches

Pain - during urination

Pain - groin, arms or legs, especially the calves

Pain - joints

Pain - stomach

Pain or burning in the throat

Pneumonia or bronchitis

Red face

Renal or Urinary System

Respiratory System


Shakiness in the legs, arms, hands, or feet

Shingles (herpes zoster)

Skin Issues (rashes, hives, itching, dry)

Skin changes: thinning skin or discoloration

Sores or white spots in the mouth, lips, nose or eyes

Stomach - acid, burping, heartburn, reflux

Stool - black or tarry

Stool - bloody


Sweating (increase or decrease)

Swelling (edema) in arms or legs (Peripheral edema)



Urinary tract infection

Urine - dark or bloody

Urine - decreased output

Urine - increased output

Vision System

Vision loss


Weight - decrease

Weight - increase

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