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AMIFOSTINE is a protective medicine. It is used to prevent or lessen the kidney damage that can be caused by cisplatin chemotherapy. It is also used to prevent some side effects caused by radiation therapy to the head or neck. Compare chemoprotectants.
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10ml of 500mg
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10ml of 500mg
1 vial

Amifostine Side Effects

What should I watch for?

Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine. Visit your doctor as directed.


Common and Rare Side Effects

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

Blurred vision


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

fainting or loss of consciousness

fast or irregular breathing


nausea, vomiting

red, scaly, swollen, or peeling areas of the skin

skin rash


swelling of the eyes or eyelids

tightness in the chest

trouble with breathing

unusual tiredness or weakness


Blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin

burning or tingling sensation



cracks in the skin


fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat or pulse


joint or muscle pain

loss of bladder control

loss of heat from the body

muscle cramps in the hands, arms, feet, legs, or face

muscle spasm or jerking of all extremities

no blood pressure or pulse

numbness and tingling around the mouth, fingertips, or feet


red irritated eyes

red skin lesions, often with a purple center


sore throat

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

stomach cramps

stopping of the heart

sudden loss of consciousness


Incidence not known

Bloody urine

decreased frequency or amount of urine

difficulty in swallowing

hives or welts


increased blood pressure

increased thirst

lower back or side pain

loss of appetite

pain or discomfort in the arms, jaw, back, or neck

slow or irregular breathing

swelling of the face, fingers, or lower legs

weight gain

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:

Less common or rare

Feeling unusually warm or cold

flushing or redness of the face or neck




pounding in the ears

sleepiness (severe)


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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