Valrubicin Side Effects
Commonly reported side effects of valrubicin include: cystitis, bladder pain, bladder spasm, dysuria, hematuria, urinary frequency, urinary incontinence, and urinary urgency. Other side effects include: nocturia. See below for a comprehensive list of adverse effects.
For the Consumer
Applies to valrubicin: intravesical solution
Along with its needed effects, valrubicin may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Some side effects of valrubicin 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
- Blood in urine
- loss of bladder control
- painful or difficult urination
- red color in urine
- strong urge to urinate
- unusually frequent urination
- Increased urination at night
- local burning sensation
- Frequent urge to defecate
- loss of sense of taste
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to valrubicin: irrigation solution
Local adverse reactions associated with valrubicin usually occurred during or shortly after instillate and resolve within one to seven days after the instillation is removed from the bladder.[Ref]
Very common (10% or more): Any local bladder symptom (88%)
Common (1% to 10%): Procedure related local burning symptoms[Ref]
Very common (10% or more): Urinary frequency (61%), urinary urgency (57%), dysuria (56%), bladder spasm (31%), hematuria (29%), bladder pain (28%), urinary incontinence (22%), urinary tract infection (15%), cystitis (15%)
Common (1% to 10%): Nocturia, urinary retention, microscopic hematuria, urethral pain, pelvic pain, gross hematuria
Frequency not reported: Poor urine flow, urethritis[Ref]
The most common side effects were local bladder symptoms, including urinary frequency, urinary urgency, and dysuria.[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Vasodilation[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Anemia[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Asthenia, malaise, chest pain, fever
1. "Product Information. Valstar (valrubicin)." Medeva Pharmaceuticals, Rochester, NY.
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Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.
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