Amevive Side Effects
Side Effects to ReportSome reactions to Amevive, while occurring infrequently, are potentially serious and should be reported to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
- Low T-cell blood counts, which may increase the risk of infection. Your healthcare provider should check your T-cell count before starting Amevive and every two weeks while you are taking it.
- Symptoms of an infection, such as a cough, chills, fever, or weakness.
- Symptoms of a heart attack, such as chest pain, jaw pain, or sweating.
- Cancer symptoms of any type.
- Symptoms of liver problems, such as:
- Yellow eyes
- Yellow skin (jaundice)
- Upper-right abdominal pain (stomach pain)
- Elevated liver enzymes (found using a blood test).
- Signs of an allergic reaction, including:
- An unexplained rash
- Wheezing or difficulty breathing
- Unexplained swelling.
You may experience some or none of the Amevive side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have problems with a medicine that you have never tried.
Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while taking this medication. Also, let your healthcare provider know if you develop something that "just does not seem right." While it may not be related to Amevive, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.