Venetoclax Side Effects
What should I watch for?
This medicine can cause serious reactions. To reduce your risk you will need to take other medicine(s) before treatment with this medicine. Take your medicine as directed.
You may need blood work done while you are taking this medicine.
Drink plenty of fluids while you are taking this medicine.
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.
Do not become pregnant while taking this medicine or for 30 days after stopping it. 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.
This may interfere with the ability to father a child. You should talk to your doctor or health care professional if you are concerned about your fertility.
Side Effects to watch for
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
- allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
- low blood counts - this medicine may decrease the number of white blood cells, red blood cells and platelets. You may be at increased risk for infections and bleeding
- signs and symptoms of infection like fever or chills; cough; sore throat; or pain when urinating
- signs and symptoms of tumor lysis syndrome like nausea, vomiting, confusion, shortness of breath, seizures, irregular heartbeat, dark urine, tiredness, muscle pain, and/or joint pain
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
What may interact with this drug?
This medicine may interact with the following medications:
- calcium channel blockers like diltiazem and verapamil
- certain antibiotics like azithromycin, erythromycin, and clarithromycin
- certain medicines for fungal infections like fluconazole, itraconazole, ketoconazole, posaconazole, and voriconazole
- certain medicines for irregular heart beat like amiodarone, dronedarone, and quinidine
- certain medicines for seizures like carbamazepine and phenytoin
- grapefruit products, Seville oranges, or starfruit
- live virus vaccines
- St. John's wort