Tarceva Side Effects

Serious Side Effects

Some side effects of Tarceva are potentially serious and should be reported to your healthcare provider right away. These include but are not limited to:
  • A rash of any kind
  • Blistering or peeling skin
  • Severe or ongoing diarrhea, nausea and vomiting or stomach pain or swelling
  • Signs of infection (see Chemotherapy and Infections), such as:
    • Fever
    • Chills
    • Aches and pains
    • Sore throat
    • Cough
    • Nausea and vomiting
  • Breathing problems, shortness of breath, or a new or worsening cough
  • Mood changes, such as depression or anxiety
  • Vision or speech changes, weakness or numbness on one side of the body, or a severe headache
  • Unusual bleeding or bruising
  • Black, tarry, or bloody stools
  • Vomiting blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds
  • Swelling, tenderness, redness, or warmth in one or both legs
  • An irregular, rapid, or pounding heartbeat
  • Dizziness or fainting
  • Chest pain or pressure
  • Decreased urination
  • Dry mouth, tiredness, and thirst
  • Eye irritation, including eye redness, dryness, pain, discharge, or ingrown eyelashes
  • Signs of liver problems, such as:
    • Yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes (jaundice)
    • Dark urine
    • Extreme tiredness
    • Pain on the right side of the stomach
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
    • An unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Unexplained swelling, especially of the mouth, lips, or throat
    • Wheezing or difficulty breathing
    • Difficulty swallowing.
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