Common side effects include:
- A weakened Reference immune system Opens New Window, which increases your risk of infection.
- Low blood counts, which may increase your risk of infection or bleeding.
- Skin rashes and itching.
- Swelling of the tongue or in the throat (angioedema) caused by an Reference allergic reaction Opens New Window.
- Wheezing, coughing, and shortness of breath.
- Fever and chills.
- Muscle aches.
See Drug Reference for a full list of side effects. (Drug Reference is not available in all systems.)
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: December 17, 2010|
|Medical Review:||Reference Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Brian Leber, MDCM, FRCPC - Hematology