Filgrastim Side Effects
What should I watch for?
You may need blood work done while you are taking this medicine.
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:
bleeding, blistering, burning, coldness, discoloration of the skin, feeling of pressure, hives, infection, inflammation, itching, lumps, numbness, pain, rash, redness, scarring, soreness, stinging, swelling, tenderness, tingling, ulceration, or warmth at the injection site
blood in the urine or stools
coughing up blood
difficult or labored breathing
difficulty with swallowing
feeling of fullness
increased menstrual flow or vaginal bleeding
lower back or side pain
pain in the back, ribs, arms, or legs
pain spreading to the left shoulder
painful or difficult urination
pinpoint red or purple spots on the skin
prolonged bleeding from cuts
red or black, tarry stools
red or dark brown urine
sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips, tongue, or inside the mouth
tightness in the chest
troubled breathing with exertion
unusual bleeding or bruising
unusual tiredness or weakness
pounding in the ears
slow or fast heartbeat
Incidence not known
Blisters on the skin
blue lips, fingernails, or skin
difficult or fast breathing
sores on the 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:
difficulty having a bowel movement
swelling or inflammation of the mouth
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.