Mesna Side Effects
What should I watch for?
Your doctor will follow your condition closely while you are taking this medicine. Tell your doctor right away if you see that your urine has turned a pink or red color.
It is important to drink at least a quart (4 cups) of fluids each day that you take 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 or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur:
Black, tarry stools
bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
blood in the urine or stools
fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
loss of appetite
muscle pain or cramps
nausea or vomiting
numbness or tingling in the hands, feet, or lips
painful or difficult urination
pinpoint red spots on the skin
rapid weight gain
sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
tightness in the chest
unusual bleeding or bruising
unusual tiredness or weakness
unusual weight gain or loss
dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
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:
Abdominal or stomach pain
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
difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)
lack or loss of strength
sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
Acid or sour stomach
feeling of warmth
redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest
stomach discomfort or upset
Incidence not known
Change or loss of taste
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.