Understand the common side effects of GILOTRIF

 

Learn more about the common side effects of GILOTRIF and what your doctor may recommend if you experience 1 or more of them.

Side effects of GILOTRIF

Contact your doctor immediately if you experience any side effects that bother you, or that do not go away.

Serious side effects

In some cases, GILOTRIF can cause serious side effects. If such side effects occur, your doctor may interrupt your treatment and adjust your dose. In more severe cases, or after multiple dose adjustments, your doctor may choose to discontinue your treatment. These serious side effects can include: diarrhea, skin reactions, lung or breathing problems, liver problems, eye problems, heart problems .

GILOTRIF may cause serious side effects, including:

Diarrhea

Diarrhea. Diarrhea is common with GILOTRIF and may sometimes be severe. Severe diarrhea can cause loss of body fluid (dehydration) and kidney problems that can sometimes lead to death. During your treatment with GILOTRIF, your doctor should prescribe medicines to treat diarrhea. Take this medicine exactly as your doctor tells you to. Tell your doctor if you have diarrhea. Get medical attention right away if your diarrhea does not go away or becomes severe.

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Skin reactions

Skin reactions. GILOTRIF can cause redness, rash, and acne. It is important to get treatment for skin reactions as soon as you notice them. Take medicines to help skin reactions exactly as your doctor tells you to. Get medical attention right away if you develop severe skin reactions such as peeling or blistering of the skin, or blisters in your mouth.

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Lung or breathing problems

GILOTRIF may cause inflammation of the lung that may lead to death. Tell your doctor right away if you have any new or worsening lung problems, or any combination of the following symptoms:

  • Trouble breathing or shortness of breath
  • Cough
  • Fever

Liver problems

GILOTRIF can cause liver problems that can sometimes lead to death. Tell your doctor right away if you have any symptoms of a liver problem, which may include:

  • Yellowing of your skin or the white part of your eyes (jaundice)
  • Dark or brown (tea colored) urine
  • Pain on the upper right side of your stomach area (abdomen)
  • Bleeding or bruising more easily than normal
  • Feeling very tired

Your doctor will do blood tests to check your liver function during treatment with GILOTRIF.

Eye problems

Tell your doctor right away if you have symptoms of eye problems, which may include:

  • Eye pain, swelling, redness, or tearing
  • Blurred vision
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Other changes in your vision

Heart problems

Tell your doctor right away if you have symptoms of a heart
problem, which may include:

  • New or worsening shortness of breath while at rest or with activity
  • Cough
  • Tiredness
  • Swelling of your ankles, feet, or legs
  • Feeling that your heart is pounding or racing (palpitations)
  • Sudden weight gain

Common side effects

The most common side effects of GILOTRIF include diarrhea, skin reactions, which include rash, dry skin, acne (pimples), and itching, nausea, vomiting, mouth sores, nail inflammation, and decreased appetite.