Zavesca Side Effects
What should I watch for?
See your doctor for regular check ups. You may need lab work done while you are taking this medicine.
Talk to your doctor about which medicines to try if you have diarrhea 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 for more information.
Men should not plan to father a child while taking this medicine and for 3 months after stopping this medicine. Use effective contraception methods during this time. Talk to your health care professional for more information.
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:
Black, tarry stools
blood in the urine or stools
burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
pinpoint red spots on the skin
trembling or shaking in the hands
unsteadiness or awkwardness
unusual bleeding or bruising
weakness in the arms, hands, legs, or feet
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:
bloated or full feeling
blurred or loss of vision
difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)
disturbed color perception
excess air or gas in the stomach or intestines
halos around lights
heaviness in the limbs
loss of appetite
pain or discomfort in the chest, upper stomach, or throat
stomach discomfort, upset or pain
swelling of the abdominal or stomach area
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.