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Side Effects of Novantrone

Just like any medicine, Novantrone can cause side effects. And, like other cancer medicines, the side effects can be significant. While not everyone who uses the drug will experience problems, most people will experience at least one adverse reaction during treatment. 
 
If reactions do occur, in many cases, they are minor and are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
 
Common side effects seen with Novantrone include but are not limited to:
 
  • Low blood cell counts
  • Infection
  • Fever
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Hair loss
  • Loss of menstrual period in women.
 
(Click Novantrone Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
 

Drug Interactions

Novantrone may react with several other medicines (see Novantrone Drug Interactions).
 

Important Information for Your Healthcare Provider

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking this medication if you have:
 
  • Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
  • Liver disease, such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, or liver failure
  • Heart problems, such as congestive heart failure
  • Bone marrow problems
  • Low blood cell counts
  • Anemia
  • Frequent infections, or currently have an infection
  • Had cancer treatment or radiation treatment in the past
  • Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
 
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
   
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
(Click Novantrone Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not use the drug.)
 
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