Cosmegen Side Effects
What should I watch for?
This drug may make you feel generally unwell. This is not uncommon, as chemotherapy can affect healthy cells as well as cancer cells. Report any side effects. Continue your course of treatment even though you feel ill unless your doctor tells you to stop.
You may need blood work done while you are taking this medicine.
Talk to your doctor about your risk of cancer. You may be more at risk for certain types of cancers if you take this medicine.
Do not become pregnant while taking this medicine and for at least 6 months after the last dose. Women should inform their doctor if they wish to become pregnant or think they might be pregnant. Men should not father a child while taking this medicine and for 3 months after the last dose. 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 and for 14 days after the last dose.
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:
Black, tarry stools
blood in the urine or stools
difficulty with swallowing
lower back or side pain
painful or difficult urination
pinpoint red spots on the skin
sores in the mouth and on the lips
stomach pain (continuing)
unusual bleeding or bruising
unusual tiredness or weakness
Incidence not known
Blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
body aches or pain
chapped, red, or swollen lips
difficulty with breathing
difficulty with moving
difficulty with swallowing
dryness or soreness of the throat
flushing or redness of the skin
joint pain or swelling
muscle ache, pains, or stiffness
muscle cramps in the hands, arms, feet, legs, or face
numbness and tingling around the mouth, fingertips, or feet
pain at the injection site
scaling, redness, burning, pain, or other signs of inflammation of the lips
swelling of the feet or lower legs
tender, swollen glands in the neck
unusually warm skin
yellow eyes or skin
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:
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.