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Campath Side Effects

Interactions with Medications

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

Black, tarry stools

blood in the urine





faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position

fast heartbeat



itching, hives, or rash

nausea and vomiting

painful or difficult urination

pale skin

sore throat

sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth


swollen glands

tightness in the chest

troubled breathing, exertional

unusual bleeding or bruising

unusual tiredness or weakness

Less common

Bloating or swelling of the face, hands, lower legs, or feet

chest pain


lower back or side pain

muscle weakness

pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse

rapid weight gain

red or purple spots on the skin, varying in size and remaining after pushing the skin surface


Flushing of the face or neck

swelling of the eyelids, face, or lips

white patches on the tongue, in the mouth, or in folds of the skin, including the genitals

Incidence not known

Back pain


blurred vision

chest discomfort



decreased urine output

decreased vision

dilated neck veins


extreme fatigue

eye pain

feeling of discomfort

inability to move the arms and legs

inflammation of the joints

irregular breathing

joint pain, stiffness, or swelling

muscle aches or pain

numbness, pain, tingling, or weakness

painful glands

spitting up blood

sudden numbness and weakness in the arms and legs

swelling of the face, fingers, feet, or lower legs

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common

Fear or nervousness

trouble sleeping

Less common

Acid or sour stomach


bone pain

burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, “pins and needles”, or tingling feelings



lack or loss of strength

loss of appetite

painful cold sores or blisters on the lips, nose, eyes, or genitals

stomach discomfort, upset, or pain

swelling or inflammation of the mouth

weight loss


Bloody nose


sensation of temperature change


stuffy nose


unexplained nosebleeds

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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