Common side effects:
- mouth sores
Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including:
- unusual tiredness
- pale skin
- signs of infection (such as persistent sore throat, cough, fever, chills)
- easy bruising/bleeding
- swelling ankles/feet/hands
Bendamustine sometimes causes side effects due to the rapid destruction of cancer cells (tumor lysis syndrome). To lower your risk, drink plenty of fluids unless your doctor directs you otherwise. Also, your doctor may prescribe an additional medication. Tell your doctor right away if you have symptoms such as: low back/side pain (flank pain), pink/bloody urine, change in the amount of urine, painful urination, muscle spasms/weakness.
This medication can decrease sperm production, an effect that may lower male fertility. Consult your doctor for more details.
Bendamustine can commonly cause a reaction with symptoms of rash, itching, fever, and chills. This reaction is usually not serious. However, you may not be able to tell it apart from a rare allergic reaction that could be severe. Therefore, get medical help right away if you develop any of the following symptoms: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.