Read the side effects of Lutetium Lu 177 dotatate as described in the medical literature. In case of any doubt consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, constipation, loss of appetite Blood:
Reduced or altered counts of red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, acute leukemia Cardiovascular:
Irregular heartbeat (atrial fibrillation), swelling of the legs and ankles, increased blood pressure Nervous system:
Dizziness, headache, taste disturbances, anxiety Musculoskeletal:
Muscle pain, back pain, pain in the legs, hands, and neck Kidneys and Urinary Tract:
Kidney dysfunction, kidney failure, urinary symptoms due to damage to the urinary tract which may include pain, urinary incontinence, urgency while passing urine and/or increased frequency Metabolic abnormalities:
Increased blood level of uric acid or sodium, low blood calcium levels, fluctuations in blood sugar or potassium level. Others:
Fatigue, fever, cough, liver dysfunction (especially in those with spread of the cancer to the liver), increased risk of cancer, hair loss, neuroendocrine hormonal crisis with symptoms that may include breathlessness, flushing, decreased blood pressure and diarrhea
Other Precautions :
• Lutetium 177 dotatate should not be given as an intravenous bolus and is necessary to administer it according to the instructions provided.
• Unused medicinal products or medical waste from the treatment should be disposed of in accordance with the rules laid down by the local law and regulations authority.