Blinatumomab Side Effects
What should I watch for?
Call your doctor or health care professional for advice if you get a fever, chills or sore throat, or other symptoms of a cold or flu. Do not treat yourself. This drug decreases your body's ability to fight infections. Try to avoid being around people who are sick.
Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine. You may need blood work done while you are taking this medicine.
Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness while on this medicine.
Do not become pregnant while taking this medicine or for 48 hours after stopping it. Women should inform their doctor if they wish to become pregnant or think they might be pregnant. There is a potential for serious side effects to an unborn child. Talk to your health care professional or pharmacist for more information. Do not breast-feed an infant while taking this medicine or for 48 hours after stopping it.
Side Effects to watch for
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
- allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
- breathing problems
- changes in vision
- decreased hearing
- loss of balance
- loss of consciousness
- low blood counts - this medicine may decrease the number of white blood cells, red blood cells and platelets; you may be at increased risk for infections and bleeding
- nausea, vomiting
- severe stomach pain
- signs and symptoms of infection like fever or chills; cough; sore throat; pain or trouble passing urine
- signs and symptoms of low blood pressure like dizziness; feeling faint or lightheaded, falls; unusually weak or tired
- trouble sleeping
- trouble speaking
- trouble swallowing
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
- swelling of the ankles, feet, hands