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Side effect(s) of Porfimer Sodium

Read the side effects of Porfimer Sodium as described in the medical literature. In case of any doubt consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Blood - Anemia.

Heart - Abnormal heart rhythm, heart failure, fast heart rate.

Gastrointestinal - Constipation, nausea, abdominal pain, vomiting, difficulty in swallowing, esophageal swelling, blood vomiting, indigestion, diarrhea, eructation, blood in stool.

General - Fever, chest pain, pain, swelling in extremities, weakness.

Infections - Urinary tract infection.

Metabolic - Weight decreased, loss of appetite, dehydration.

Musculoskeletal - Back pain.

Central Nervous System - Sleeplessness, confusional state, anxiety.

Respitratory - Lung infection, difficulty in breathing, pneumonia, inflammation of pharynx, respiratory insufficiency, cough.

Skin - Photosensitivity reaction.

Heart - High or low blood pressure.

Other Precautions : * Avoid excess dosage.

Drug Name : Porfimer Sodium

Porfimer Sodium(Photofin) generic is an antineoplastic agent, prescribed for esophageal cancer, non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), and dysplasia in Barrett's Esophagus. It is used along with "photodynamic" laser light therapy to reduce the size of tumors.
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