The most common side effect of XALKORI is vision problems.
A majority of people in two XALKORI studies reported visual changes that happened about 4 to 7 times per week. These visual changes usually lasted up to 1 minute and had mild or no impact on their daily activities, according to a questionnaire that patients had responded to.
If you have any new vision problems, loss of vision or any change in vision, tell your doctor right away. You can also use these images to provide your doctor with a more specific description of your vision changes.
- Normal Vision
- Double Vision
- Flashes of Light
- Blurry Vision
Other common side effects of XALKORI include:
- nausea, diarrhea, or vomiting
- swelling of your hands, feet, face, and eyes
- increased liver function blood test results
- decreased appetite
- upper respiratory infection
- feeling of numbness or tingling in your arms or legs
XALKORI can cause changes in the vision, dizziness, and tiredness. Do not drive or operate machinery if you have any of these symptoms.
Avoid spending prolonged time in sunlight. XALKORI can make your skin sensitive to the sun (photosensitivity), and you may burn more easily. You should use sunscreen and wear protective clothing that covers your skin to help protect against sunburn if you have to be in the sunlight during treatment with XALKORI.
XALKORI may cause fertility problems in females and males, which may affect the ability to have children.
These are not all of the possible side effects of XALKORI. For more information, please ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist. You can also review the full Patient Prescribing Information.
As always, it’s important to keep your cancer care team aware of how you’re feeling. But it’s even more important when you’re starting a treatment such as XALKORI. Always tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or does not go away. Your healthcare provider may change the dose of XALKORI or some of your other medications, choose different medicines while you are taking XALKORI, or stop your treatment.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.