Zytiga Side Effects
What should I watch for?
Tell your doctor or healthcare professional if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse.
If you are a woman, do not get pregnant while taking this medicine. If you do get pregnant, tell your doctor right away. There is a potential for serious side effects to an unborn child. Women who are pregnant or may become pregnant should not touch this medicine without wearing gloves. Men should not father a child while taking this medicine and for 3 weeks after stopping it. 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.
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:
bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
bloody or cloudy urine
chest pain or discomfort
difficult, burning, or painful urination
fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
feeling of warmth
frequent urge to urinate
increased urge to urinate during the night
lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting
loss of appetite
lower back or side pain
muscle pain or cramps
numbness or tingling in the hands, feet, or lips
pain or swelling in the arms or legs without any injury
passing urine more often
pounding in the ears
rapid weight gain
redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest
swelling with pits or depressions on the skin
unusual tiredness or weakness
unusual weight gain or loss
waking to urinate at night
Arm, back, or jaw pain
chest tightness or heaviness
clay colored stools
cool, sweaty skin
decreased urine output
difficulty with breathing
dilated neck veins
extreme tiredness or weakness
itching skin or rash
stomach pain or tenderness
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:
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.