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Teniposide

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Teniposide Side Effects

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

Black, tarry stools

blood in urine or stools

chills

cough or hoarseness

fever

hives

lower back or side pain

painful or difficult urination

pinpoint red spots on skin

shortness of breath

tightness in chest or wheezing

troubled breathing

unusual bleeding or bruising

Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

Flushing of face

sores in mouth or on lips

unusually fast heartbeat

unusual tiredness

Less common

Skin rash

Rare

Decreased urination

swelling of face, fingers, feet, or lower legs

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:

This medicine often causes a temporary loss of hair. After treatment with teniposide has ended, normal hair growth should return.

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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