Common Side Effects After Targeted Therapy for Leukemia
If you are having targeted therapy, your health care team will explain its side effects and help you manage them.
Potential Side Effects of Monoclonal Antibody Therapy
Here are the main side effects of monoclonal antibody therapy.
Fever during the injection
Chills during the injection
Increased chance of infection
Potential Side Effects of Small Molecules
In most people, small molecules cause only mild side effects. Here are the main side effects you may have.
Easy bruising or bleeding or tarry stools
Muscle pain and fever
Itchy skin rashes
Bloating or swelling
Abnormal liver function
Potential Side Effects of ATRA
You will likely have side effects of the chemotherapy drugs you're taking with ATRA. You may also have symptoms of a serious problem called retinoic acid syndrome. It can cause these symptoms.
Low blood pressure