DTIC-Dome Side Effects
If you are using DTIC-Dome and develop difficulty breathing, signs of an infection, or yellowing of the whites of the eyes, notify your healthcare provider right away. Serious problems can occur with this chemotherapy drug, so it is important to know which reactions require immediate medical treatment. Some of the other possible side effects of DTIC-Dome include hair loss, vomiting, and diarrhea.
As with other chemotherapy medicines, DTIC-Dome® (dacarbazine) can cause side effects, some of which can be significant. In fact, the majority of people using this medicine will experience some type of reaction during treatment. Talk to your healthcare provider about ways to prevent or lessen reactions to this medicine.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with DTIC-Dome. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)
For many medications, the prescribing information carefully explains the exact percentage of side effects that were seen in clinical trials. However, the prescribing information for almost all older medications, including DTIC-Dome, includes only vague information on potential side effects, with limited detail on how frequently the side effects occur. Therefore, it can be difficult to know exactly how common the side effects of such medications may be.
Based on the prescribing information, the most common DTIC-Dome side effects include:
- Loss of appetite
- Nausea (see Chemotherapy and Nausea)
- Decreased white blood cells (see Chemotherapy and Infections)
- Decreased platelets (see Blood Clotting Problems and Chemotherapy)
- Anemia (see Chemotherapy and Anemia)
- Hair loss (see Chemotherapy and Hair Loss)
- General feelings of illness or discomfort
- Muscle pain
- Flushing (sudden warmth and redness) of the face
- Feelings of numbness or tingling in the face
- Skin rash
- Sensitivity to the sun
- Diarrhea (see Chemotherapy-Induced Diarrhea).