Side Effects

Drug information provided by: IBM 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:

More common

  1. Abdominal pain
  2. back pain
  3. chest tightness
  4. diarrhea
  5. feeling unusually cold
  6. flushing
  7. headache
  8. nausea and vomiting
  9. shivering
  10. skin rash or itching

Less common

  1. Bleeding after defecation
  2. bleeding gums
  3. constipation
  4. difficulty swallowing
  5. dizziness
  6. dry mouth
  7. dry, irritated, itching, or red eyes
  8. extreme feeling of sleepiness
  9. eye pain
  10. frequent urge to defecate
  11. pain in joints or muscles
  12. pain at site of injection
  13. painful, red, hot, or irritated hair follicles
  14. red, hot, or irritated skin at site of injection
  15. ringing sound in ears
  16. sleeplessness
  17. swelling or lump under skin at site of injection
  18. tooth pain
  19. uncomfortable swelling around anus
  20. uncontrollable movement of body

Symptoms of overdose

  1. Black, tarry stools
  2. blood in urine or stools
  3. cough or hoarseness
  4. fever or chills
  5. lower back or side pain
  6. painful or difficult urination
  7. pinpoint red spots on skin
  8. sore throat
  9. sores in mouth and on lips
  10. unusual bleeding or bruising

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.