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Serious and Rare Reactions to Rheumatrex

Serious Side Effects

Some side effects with Rheumatrex are serious -- even life-threatening -- and should be reported to your healthcare provider right away. These include but are not limited to:
 
  • Severe vomiting, diarrhea, or mouth sores (all of which may contribute to dehydration)
  • Signs of low white blood cells, such as frequent infections
  • Signs of low blood platelets or anemia, such as easy bruising or bleeding
  • Signs of liver fibrosis or cirrhosis (two types of liver damage), such as high liver enzymes or abnormal results from a liver biopsy
  • A dry, nonproductive cough, which may be a sign of lung damage
  • Signs of liver damage, such as abnormal results from a kidney function test
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
     
    • An unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Wheezing
    • Swelling of the mouth or throat
    • Difficulty breathing.
 

Other Rheumatrex Side Effects

Various other problems have been possibly linked with Rheumatrex, although it is not entirely clear if these are true side effects of Rheumatrex or are due to other factors, such as coincidence or the underlying condition (for example, cancer). These problems that might possibly be related to Rheumatrex include but are not limited to:
 
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