Carfilzomib Side Effects
Not all side effects for carfilzomib may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.
For the Consumer
Applies to carfilzomib: intravenous powder for solution
Along with its needed effects, carfilzomib 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 while taking carfilzomib:More common
- black, tarry stools
- bleeding gums
- bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
- blood in the urine or stools
- burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
- chest pain
- cough or hoarseness
- decreased urine output
- difficult or labored breathing
- difficulty with moving
- fast or irregular heartbeat
- irregular heartbeat
- lower back or side pain
- muscle spasms (tetany) or twitching
- nausea or vomiting
- numbness or tingling in the hands, feet, or lips
- painful or difficult urination
- pale skin
- pinpoint red spots on the skin
- shortness of breath
- swelling of the face, ankles, or hands
- tightness in the chest
- tingling of the hands or feet
- troubled breathing with exertion
- ulcers, sores, or white spots in the mouth
- unsteadiness or awkwardness
- unusual bleeding or bruising
- unusual tiredness or weakness
- unusual weight gain or loss
- muscle pain or cramps
- pain in the joints
- painful blisters on the trunk of the body
- weakness in the arms, hands, legs, or feet
Some side effects of carfilzomib 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
- Abdominal or stomach pain
- back pain
- blurred vision
- body aches or pain
- bone pain
- dry mouth
- ear congestion
- flushed, dry skin
- fruit-like breath odor
- increased hunger
- increased thirst
- increased urination
- loss of appetite
- loss of voice
- metallic taste
- muscle weakness
- pain in the arms or legs
- runny nose
- sore throat
- trouble sleeping
- weight loss
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to carfilzomib: intravenous powder for injection
Cardiovascular side effects have included peripheral edema (24.0%), hypertension (14.3%), and congestive heart failure.
Gastrointestinal side effects have included nausea (44.9%), diarrhea (32.7%), vomiting (22.2%), constipation (20.9%), and neutropenia (20.7%).
General side effects have included fatigue (55.5%), pyrexia (30.4%), insomnia (17.9%), chills (16.0%), asthenia (13.9%), pain in extremity (13.3%), anorexia (12.0%), and pain (12.0%).
Hematologic side effects have included anemia (46.8%), thrombocytopenia (36.3%), lymphopenia (24.0%), and leukopenia (13.5%).
Immunologic side effects have included herpes zoster reactivation (2%).
Laboratory abnormalities have included increased blood creatinine (24.1%), hypokalemia (13.7%), hypomagnesemia (13.5%), increased aspartate aminotransferase (12.5%), hyperglycemia (11.8%), hypercalcemia (11.0%), hypophosphatemia (10.5%), and hyponatremia (10.3%).
Musculoskeletal side effects have included back pain (20.2%), arthralgia (15.8%), muscle spasms (14.4%), and chest wall pain (11.4%).
Nervous system side effects have included headache (27.6%), peripheral neuropathy (14%), dizziness (12.5%), and hypoesthesia (12.2%).
Renal side effects have included renal failure (9%).
Respiratory side effects have included dyspnea (34.6%), upper respiratory tract infection (28.3%), cough (26.0%), and pneumonia (12.7%).
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