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Serious Side Effects

Some side effects of Fludara are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
    • An unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Unexplained swelling, especially of the mouth, lips, or throat
    • Wheezing
    • Difficulty breathing or swallowing
  • Signs of infection, such as:
  • Unusual bleeding or bruising (see Blood Clotting Problems and Chemotherapy)
  • Blood in your urine
  • Dark urine
  • Bloody, black, or tarry stools
  • Vomiting blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds
  • Pain on one or both sides of the back, below the ribcage (flank pain)
  • Numbness, burning, tingling, or pricking sensations of the arms, hands, legs, or feet
  • Muscle weakness
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Coughing up blood
  • Severe or persistent nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • Yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes (jaundice)
  • Seizures
  • Vision problems
  • Loss of hearing
  • Agitation
  • Confusion
  • Difficulty thinking
  • Loss of coordination
  • Changes in how often or how much you urinate
  • Dry mouth or lips or feeling thirsty, which could indicate you are dehydrated
  • Mouth or throat sores, ulcers, or blisters
  • Swelling of the arms, hands, legs, ankles, or feet
  • A fast or irregular heartbeat
  • Chest pain or pressure
  • Vision or speech changes
  • Weakness or numbness on one side of the body
  • A severe headache
  • Swelling, tenderness, redness or warmth in one or both legs
  • Irritation, blistering, or flaking of the skin
  • Pain, redness, or swelling at your injection site.
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