Common side effects
Chance of getting an infection. Wash hands often. Stay away from people with infections, colds, or flu. Fever, chills, itching, hives, chest pain or pressure, or shortness of breath when drug is given. Other drugs may be given to avoid these. Anemia, low white blood cell count, and low platelet count. Feeling tired or weak. Upset stomach or throwing up. Loose stools (diarrhea). Mouth and lip irritation. Using a soft toothbrush or cotton swabs and rinsing the mouth may help. Do not use mouth rinses that have alcohol in them. Hair loss. Hair most often grows back when this drug is stopped. Flushing. Swelling. Numbness and tingling. Muscle or joint pain. May not be able to get pregnant.