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Busulfan Injection Side Effects

Common Side Effects

Busulfan injection has been studied extensively in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects that occurred in a group of people given the drug were carefully documented. As a result, it was possible to see what side effects occurred and how often they appeared.
In these studies, common busulfan injection side effects included:
Other common reactions, occurring in 23 percent to 77 percent of people, included:
  • Low levels of certain electrolytes in the blood (magnesium, potassium, and calcium)
  • Anxiety
  • Abdominal (stomach) pain
  • Headache
  • High blood sugar (hyperglycemia)
  • Rash
  • Weakness and lack of strength
  • Chills
  • Pain
  • Increased heart rate (tachycardia)
  • Heartburn or indigestion
  • High levels of bilirubin (a yellowish pigment) in the blood, which could be a sign of liver damage
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Lung problems
  • Swelling of the arms, hands, legs, ankles, feet, or other body areas
  • Increases in certain liver enzymes
  • Dizziness
  • Cough
  • Nosebleed
  • Shortness of breath
  • Itching
  • Dry mouth
  • Pain or discomfort in the rectal area
  • Nosebleed
  • Swelling at the injection site
  • Hot flashes and flushing (sudden redness and warmth of the face, neck, and chest area)
  • Chest pain
  • Back pain
  • Abdominal enlargement (swelling or bloating in the stomach area)
  • Depression.
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