Side Effects of Fludara

Just like any chemotherapy medicine, Fludara can cause side effects, some of which can be significant and potentially serious. In fact, many people will experience some type of side effect during treatment. Talk with your healthcare provider about ways to prevent or lessen reactions to this drug.
Common side effects of Fludara include but are not limited to:
  • Decrease in blood cell counts
  • Fever
  • Weakness
  • Fatigue
  • Infections
  • Cough.
(Click Fludara Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)

Drug Interactions

Fludara may react with several other medicines (see Fludara Drug Interactions).

Important Information for Your Healthcare Provider

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to receiving this medication if you have:
  • Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
  • Severe bone marrow depression (extremely low counts of white blood cells, red blood cells, or platelets)
  • A condition that causes a weakened immune system
  • A history of infections because your immune system was weak
  • Received previous chemotherapy or radiation treatment
  • Plans to receive a vaccination
  • Had an autoimmune reaction in which the immune system attacks the body's blood cells, such as:
    • Hemolytic anemia
    • Autoimmune thrombocytopenia
    • Evans syndrome
    • Acquired hemophilia
  • Plans to have surgery
  • Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Fludara Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not receive the drug.)
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