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DEXRAZOXANE is used to protect against damage caused by certain chemotherapy. Compare chemoprotectants.
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Dexrazoxane Side Effects

What should I watch for?

Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine.

This medicine may increase your risk of getting an infection. Stay away from people who are sick and anyone who has recently had a vaccine. Call your doctor or health care professional for advice if you get a fever, chills, or sore throat. Do not treat yourself.

This medicine may increase your risk to bruise or bleed. Call your doctor or health care professional if you notice any unusual bleeding.

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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 immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

Bluish color

changes in skin color

chest pain

cold hands and feet

cough or hoarseness

difficult or labored breathing

fever or chills

lower back or side pain

pain, redness, or swelling in arm or leg

painful or difficult urination

pale skin

shortness of breath

sneezing

sore throat

swelling of hands, ankles, feet, or lower legs

tenderness

tightness in chest

troubled breathing

unusual bleeding or bruising

unusual tiredness or weakness

wheezing

Less common

Black, tarry stools

chest discomfort

fast, irregular, or pounding heartbeat

pain at place of injection

ulcers, sores, or white spots in mouth

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

Diarrhea

difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)

discouragement

dizziness

feeling sad or empty

hair loss, thinning of hair

headache

irritability

lack or loss of appetite

loss of interest or pleasure

muscle pain, spasms, cramps, or stiffness

nausea

stomach pain

trouble concentrating

trouble sleeping

vomiting

weight loss

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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