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Some of the potential side effects of Mutamycin include hair loss, anemia, and infections. Because potentially dangerous reactions can occur with this chemotherapy drug, make sure to seek medical attention if you develop anything that doesn't seem right. Some of the serious problems can include fever, unusual bruising, and difficulty urinating.
Just like any medicine, Mutamycin® (mitomycin) can cause side effects. In fact, most people will experience some type of reaction to this drug, and some side effects can be quite significant. Talk to your healthcare provider about ways to prevent or lessen reactions to this medicine.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Mutamycin. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)
For many medications, the prescribing information carefully explains the exact percentage of side effects that were seen in clinical trials. However, the prescribing information for most older medicines, including Mutamycin, includes only vague information on potential side effects, with no detail on how frequently they occur. Therefore, it can be difficult to know exactly how common the side effects of such medications may be.
Some of the possible Mutamycin side effects include but are not limited to:
- Low white blood cell counts, which could increase the risk for infection (see Chemotherapy and Infections)
- Anemia, or low red blood cell counts (see Chemotherapy and Anemia)
- Low levels of platelets, which could increase the risk for bleeding (see Blood Clotting Problems and Chemotherapy)
- Hair loss (see Chemotherapy and Hair Loss)
- Loss of appetite
- Nausea and vomiting
- Inflammation, sores, or ulcers in the mouth or throat (see Mouth and Gum Problems During Chemotherapy)
- Redness, swelling, or pain at the injection site
- Blurred vision
- General feelings of discomfort or illness
- Loss of strength and energy.