Drug Safety Information for HEXALEN (Altretamine)

Adverse Drug Reactions for HEXALEN* (Altretamine)

These charts and graphs are based on reports received through the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) program (see below).

Top 20 Adverse Effects Associated with HEXALEN
(reported in FDA Medwatch/FAERS Reports)

  Side Effect # of FDA Reports
1Nausea*5
2Abdominal distension4
3Disease progression4
4Neuropathy peripheral3
5Erythema3
6Pain in extremity3
7Death3
8Blood lactate dehydrogenase increased2
9Fatigue2
10Decreased appetite2
11Cytomegalovirus gastrointestinal infection2
12Swelling2
13Tumour lysis syndrome2
14Drug ineffective2
15Acute respiratory failure2
16Electrolyte imbalance2
17Cardiac failure congestive2
18Vomiting2
19Pyrexia2
20Pain2

* This side effect also appears in "Top 10 Side Effects of HEXALEN " in the drug's Review Summary based on AskaPatient reviews.

Top 10 Reasons for Taking HEXALEN
(associated with FDA Medwatch/FAERS Reports)

Reason # of FDA Reports
1Ovarian cancer*87
2Chemotherapy13
3Neoplasm malignant2
4Ovarian cancer recurrent1

*Also a top-10 reason in AskaPatient Review Summary.


Types of Adverse Events for HEXALEN

Total Reports Filed with FDA: 171


Number of FDA Adverse Event Reports by Patient Age for HEXALEN

Total Reports Filed with FDA: 171*


* Reports for drugs with the same active ingredients have been aggregated in this analysis: Altretamine (Hexalen)

Charts are based on 171 reports filed with the FDA between 2004 and June 2015.

Adverse Event Reports are submitted to the FDA by pharmaceutical companies (mandatory reporting is required by manufacturers, distributors, or importers), health care providers such as doctors (voluntary reporting), and by patients themselves (voluntary reporting). More Information on FDA MedWatch (FDA Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program)Voluntary reporting takes place under the FDA's MedWatch program, where health care professionals and consumers submit reports to FDA when they find a problem with a drug, medical device, biologic, or other FDA-regulated product. An adverse event is any undesirable experience or extreme side effect associated with the use of a medical product. Adverse events include: death, life threatening event, hospitalization, disability or permanent damage, congenital anomaly or birth defect, medical product use requiring a surgical or other intervention, or other serious medical situation believed to be caused by the drug.

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Analytics of FDA Adverse Event Reports Provided by Druginformer.com. FDA Drug Safety Information, including safety-related labeling updates, required post-approval safety studies, risk evaluation management strategies (REMS), alerts, and recalls are compiled by AskaPatient.com from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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