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Bortezomib

BORTEZOMIB is a medicine that targets proteins in cancer cells and stops the cancer cells from growing. It is used to treat multiple myeloma and mantle-cell lymphoma. Compare proteasome inhibitors.
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Velcade Side Effects

What should I watch for?

Visit your doctor for checks on your progress. 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 get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you. Do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. This reduces the risk of dizzy or fainting spells.

In some cases, you may be given additional medicines to help with side effects. Follow all directions for their use.

Call your doctor or health care professional for advice if you get a fever, chills or sore throat, or other symptoms of a cold or flu. Do not treat yourself. This drug decreases your body's ability to fight infections. Try to avoid being around people who are sick.

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

You may need blood work done while you are taking this medicine.

In some patients, this medicine may cause a serious brain infection that may cause death. If you have any problems seeing, thinking, speaking, walking, or standing, tell your doctor right away. If you cannot reach your doctor, urgently seek other source of medical care.

Do not become pregnant while taking this medicine. Women should inform their doctor if they wish to become pregnant or think they might be pregnant. 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.

Check with your doctor or health care professional if you get an attack of severe diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, or if you sweat a lot. The loss of too much body fluid can make it dangerous for you to take this medicine.

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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 or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

Black, tarry stools

bleeding gums

blood in the urine or stools

blurred vision

body aches or pain

burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings

chest pain

chills

confusion

cough

cough producing mucus

decreased urination

difficult or labored breathing

dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position

dry mouth

ear congestion

fainting

fever

headache

increase in heart rate

loss of voice

lower back or side pain

nerve pain

painful blisters on the trunk of the body

painful or difficult urination

pale skin

pinpoint red spots on the skin

rapid breathing

runny nose

sneezing

sore throat

stuffy nose

sunken eyes

sweating

swollen glands

thirst

tightness in the chest

troubled breathing with exertion

ulcers, sores, or white spots in the mouth

unsteadiness or awkwardness

unusual bleeding or bruising

unusual tiredness or weakness

weakness in the arms, hands, legs, or feet

wrinkled skin

Less common

Decreased urine output

dilated neck veins

general feeling of discomfort or illness

increased sensitivity to pain

increased sensitivity to touch

irregular breathing

irregular heartbeat

swelling of the face, fingers, feet, or lower legs

thickening of bronchial secretions

tingling in the hands and feet

troubled breathing

unsteadiness or awkwardness

weight gain

Incidence not known

Abdominal or stomach pain and tenderness

agitation

back pain

blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin

bloating

bruising

change in consciousness

coma

coughing or vomiting blood

dark urine

deafness

deep or fast breathing with dizziness, numbness to feet, hands, and around the mouth

diarrhea

drowsiness

fast heartbeat

general tiredness and weakness

hallucinations

irritability

itching

light-colored stools

loss of consciousness

pains in the stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back

persistent bleeding or oozing from puncture sites, mouth, or nose

pounding, slow heartbeat

rectal bleeding

red skin lesions, often with a purple center

red, irritated eyes

restlessness

seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there

seizures

shaking

stiff neck

trouble sleeping

upper right abdominal or stomach pain

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:

More common

Acid or sour stomach

belching

bone pain

difficulty having a bowel movement

difficulty with moving

feeling unusually cold or shivering

general feeling of discomfort or illness

heartburn

indigestion

loss of appetite

loss of taste

mental depression

muscle cramps

muscle pain or stiffness

nausea

pain in the joints

pain in the limb

rash

stomach discomfort or upset, or pain

swelling

swollen joints

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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