Raltitrexed For Colorectal Cancer (Systemic)
Brand Names : Tomudex
Side Effects of This Medicine
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.
Other 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. However, check with your doctor if any of the following side effects
continue or are bothersome.
Stomach or abdomen pain; loss of appetite,
weight loss; constipation; nausea and vomiting; lack or loss of strength; general feeling of discomfort or illness, headache, joint pain,
muscle aches and pains, runny nose, shivering, sweating, trouble sleeping; rash
Bloating or swelling of face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet,
rapid weight gain, tingling of hands or feet
Other 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:
you stop receiving raltitrexed, it may still produce some side effects that
need attention. During this period of time check with your doctor if you notice
any of the following side effects:
Black, tarry stools, blood in
urine or stools, cough or hoarseness, fever or chills, lower back or side
pain, painful or difficult urination, pinpoint red spots on skin, unusual
bleeding or bruising
Other side effects
not listed above may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other
effects, check with your doctor.