Side Effects

Drug information provided by: Micromedex

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.

Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

  1. Cough or hoarseness
  2. fever or chills
  3. lower back or side pain
  4. painful or difficult urination
  5. shortness of breath
  6. sore throat
  7. troubled breathing
  8. weakness or numbness in arms or legs

Less common

  1. Black, tarry stools
  2. blood in urine or stools
  3. bloody vomit
  4. chest pain
  5. coughing up blood
  6. fainting
  7. fast heartbeat
  8. irregular heartbeat
  9. pinpoint red spots on skin
  10. producing large amounts of pale, dilute urine
  11. sores in mouth and on lips
  12. swelling of abdomen, face, fingers, hands, feet, or lower legs
  13. unusual bleeding or bruising
  14. unusual nighttime urination
  15. unusual tiredness or weakness
  16. weight gain

Some 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:

Liposomal daunorubicin causes the urine to turn reddish in color, which may stain clothes. This is not blood. It is to be expected and only lasts for 1 or 2 days after each dose is given.

This medicine often causes a temporary and total loss of hair. After treatment with liposomal daunorubicin has ended, normal hair growth should return.

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.