The use of Idelalisib as a treatment may lead to various side effects. One of the most common concerns is liver problems, which can be detected through abnormal results in liver blood tests. To monitor this, your healthcare provider will conduct blood tests before and during your treatment. In case you notice symptoms such as jaundice, dark urine, upper right abdominal pain, or unusual bleeding or bruising, inform your healthcare provider right away.
Diarrhea is another common side effect of Idelalisib treatment, and severe cases should be immediately reported. Your healthcare provider may recommend medication to manage this symptom.
During the course of Idelalisib treatment, you may experience lung problems, known as pneumonitis, which can cause breathing difficulties. If you encounter a new or worsening cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, or wheezing, notify your healthcare provider as soon as possible. To address this issue, corticosteroid medication may be prescribed.
It's essential to be aware that Idelalisib treatment may increase your risk of developing serious infections that could be life-threatening. If you experience a fever or any signs of an infection, report it to your healthcare provider immediately.
Another potential complication of Idelalisib treatment is the occurrence of a tear in the intestinal wall, called perforation. If you experience new or worsening stomach pain, chills, fever, nausea, or vomiting, seek medical attention right away.
Lastly, severe skin reactions are possible during Idelalisib treatment, such as painful sores or ulcers on the skin, lips, or mouth, a severe rash with blisters or peeling skin, itching, fever, or enlarged lymph nodes. If you encounter any of these symptoms, contact your healthcare provider immediately.
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