Hexalen Side Effects
Generic Name: altretamine
Note: This document contains side effect information about altretamine. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Hexalen.
Common side effects of Hexalen include: peripheral neuropathy, anemia, and nausea and vomiting. Other side effects include: leukopenia, and thrombocytopenia. See below for a comprehensive list of adverse effects.
For the Consumer
Applies to altretamine: oral capsules
Experience of Supervising Clinician
- Use only under the supervision of a clinician experienced in therapy with antineoplastic agents.1
Side effects include:
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to altretamine: oral capsule
Very common (10% or more): Anemia (33%)
Common (1% to 10%): Thrombocytopenia, leukopenia[Ref]
Very common (10% or more): Nausea and vomiting (33%)
Common (1% to 10%): Increased alkaline phosphatase[Ref]
Very common (10% or more): Peripheral sensory neuropathy (31%)
Common (1% to 10%): Seizures
Common (1% to 10%): Increased BUN, increased serum creatinine[Ref]
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Anorexia[Ref]
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Fatigue[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Hepatic toxicity[Ref]
1. "Product Information. Hexalen Capsules (altretamine)." US Bioscience, West Conshohoken, PA.
Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.
Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.
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- Drug class: miscellaneous antineoplastics