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Zaltrap Side Effects

A syringe filled with Zaltrap to treat colorectal cancer.

Severe side effects

  • Severe bleeding particularly gastrointestinal bleeding caused by holes in the gastrointestinal tract
  • Fatal hemorrhage, including gastrointestinal hemorrhage.
  • Dysphonia (difficulty of speaking) and stomatitis (inflammation of the mucous lining of any part of the mouth)
  • Blood complications including neutropenia, leukopenia, thrombocytopenia (which all can cause a low immune system, inviting infections) and hypertension

Common side effects

  • Wound healing may be compromised 
  • Decrease in weight due to loss of appetite, fatigue, and dehydration
  • Infections including urinary tract infection, nasopharyngitis, upper respiratory tract infection, pneumonia, catheter site infection, and tooth infection
  • Liver and kidney problems, including increased serum creatinine, increased AST levels, and proteinuria
  • Abdominal pain and diarrhea, due to gastrointestinal problems