Fludarabine (floo-DARE-a-been) is a drug that is used to treat many types of cancer. It is a clear liquid that is injected into a vein.
Common Side Effects
- Skin rashes may sometimes occur.
- Fever, chills and sweating may commonly occur. Fever should last no longer than 24 hours.
- Diarrhea may sometimes occur.
- Muscle or joint pain may sometimes occur.
- Swelling of hands, feet or lower legs may sometimes occur if your body retains extra fluid.
- 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.
- Blurred vision sometimes occurs
- Hair loss is rare with fludarabine. If it does occur, it will grow back once you stop the treatment.
Printable Drug Information
Click here, to view and print a complete description of fludarabine and its side effects and management from the BC Cancer Agency Drug Manual©.