Venetoclax may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:
- swelling of your arms or hands
- back pain
- runny or stuffy nose
- pale skin
Some side effects can be serious. If you experience any of these symptoms or those listed in the SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS section, call your doctor immediately:
- fever, sore throat, cough, chills, and other signs of infection
- decreased urination
- swelling of your legs, ankles, or feet
- unusual bleeding or bruising
Laboratory animals who were given venetoclax developed problems with their testicles and produced fewer sperm (male reproductive cells) than normal. It is not known if venetoclax will damage the testicles or decrease the number of sperm produced in men. Talk to your doctor about the risks of taking venetoclax if you would like to have children in the future.
Venetoclax may cause other side effects. Call your doctor if you have any unusual problems while taking this medication.