Purinethol Side Effects
Some side effects of Purinethol are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
- Signs of infection, such as:
- Signs of anemia, such as:
- Unusual tiredness
- Pale skin
- Shortness of breath
- Unusual bleeding or bruising
- Black, tarry, or bloody stools
- Blood in the urine
- An irregular heartbeat
- A change in how much or how often you urinate
- Inflammation, sores, ulcers, or white patches in the mouth or throat (see Mouth and Gum Problems During Chemotherapy)
- Persistent or severe diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting
- Loss of appetite
- Yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes (jaundice)
- A swollen or distended abdomen (stomach)
- Upper-right abdominal (stomach) pain
- Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
- An unexplained rash
- Unexplained swelling, especially of the mouth, lips, or throat
- Difficulty breathing or swallowing.
You may experience some or none of the side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have problems with a medicine that you have never tried.
Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while taking Purinethol or if something "just does not seem right." While it may not be related to the medication, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.