Side effect(s) of Mesna

Read the side effects of Mesna as described in the medical literature. In case of any doubt consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Gastrointestinal: Loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, indigestion, unpleasant taste, gas and constipation

Central Nervous System: Headache, dizziness, confusion, and drowsiness

Cardiovascular system: Decrease or increase in blood pressure, abnormal heart rate, chestpain, accumulation of fluid in legs, face and around the eyes

Respiratory: Breathlessness, cough, rhinitis, pharyngitis, pneumonia

Skin: Rash, injection site reaction, itching, loss of hair, ulceration of the skin and mucosa, serious reactions like toxic epidermal necrolysis and Stevens-Johnson syndrome

Musculoskeletal: Back pain, muscle pain, pain in the joints, extreme tiredness or weakness

Blood: Anemia (low red blood cell), leukopenia (low white blood cell), thrombocytopenia (low platelet count), granulocytopenia (low count of granulocytes, which are types of white blood cells

Allergic reactions: Allergic reactions may be severe and include anaphylaxis



Other Precautions : • Monitoring blood cell count and urine analysis to check the presence of blood in urine should be performed during the treatment.
• It is necessary to advise the patient to empty the bladder frequently during chemotherapy treatment especially in the first 24 hours after taking the medication.
• The patient should be advised to report immediately for any discoloration (pink or red color) of urine that may occur.
• Medicines that are injected into the vein must be pre-checked for any visible particulate matter, discoloration and leakage.
• Patients who feel stomach discomfort can take limited but frequent meals. Self-care tips to maintain adequate nutrition and plenty of rest can be advised.
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