Alemtuzumab (uh-lem-TOOZ-uh-mab) is a drug that is used to treat many types of cancer. It is a monoclonal antibody, a type of protein designed to target and kill cancer cells. It is a clear liquid that is injected into a vein.
Common Side Effects
A flu-like illness may occur shortly after your first treatment with alemtuzumab and with each increase in dose.
Fever and chills frequently occur.
Nausea and vomiting may sometimes occur. It may last for 24 hours.
Dizziness and headache may sometimes occur.
Muscle or joint pain may sometimes occur.
Numbness or tingling of the fingers or toes may occur. This will slowly return to normal once your treatment is over. It may take up to several months.