Ruxolitinib Side Effects
It is possible that some side effects of ruxolitinib may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.
For the Consumer
Applies to ruxolitinib: oral tablet
As well as its needed effects, ruxolitinib may cause unwanted side effects that require medical attention.
If any of the following side effects occur while taking ruxolitinib, check with your doctor immediately:More common
- Black, tarry stools
- bladder pain
- bleeding gums
- blood in the urine or stools
- cloudy urine
- collection of blood under the skin
- deep, dark purple bruise
- difficult, burning, or painful urination
- frequent urge to urinate
- itching, pain, redness, or swelling
- large, flat, blue or purplish patches in the skin
- lower back or side pain
- painful or difficult urination
- pale skin
- pinpoint red spots on the skin
- pus in the urine
- shortness of breath
- small, red or purple spots on the skin
- sore throat
- troubled breathing with exertion
- ulcers, sores, or white spots in the mouth
- unusual bleeding or bruising
- unusual tiredness or weakness
- Painful blisters on the trunk of the body
Some ruxolitinib side effects may not need any medical attention. As your body gets used to the medicine these side effects may disappear. Your health care professional may be able to help you prevent or reduce these side effects, but do check with them if any of the following side effects continue, or if you are concerned about them:More common
- Bloated or full feeling
- dizziness or lightheadedness
- excess air or gas in the stomach or intestines
- feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
- passing gas
- sensation of spinning
- weight gain
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to ruxolitinib: oral tablet
Dermatologic side effects have included bruising (23.2%).
Gastrointestinal side effects have included flatulence (5.2%).
Genitourinary side effects have included urinary tract infections (9.0%).
Hematologic side effects have included anemia (96.1%), thrombocytopenia (69.7%), and neutropenia (18.7%).
Immunologic side effects have included herpes zoster (1.9%).
Metabolic side effects have included weight gain (7.1%).
Laboratory abnormalities have included alanine transaminase (ALT) abnormalities (25.2%), aspartate transaminase (AST) abnormalities (17.4%), and elevated cholesterol levels (16.8%).
Nervous system side effects have included dizziness (18.1%), and headache (14.8%).
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