Just like any chemotherapy medicine, Zaltrap can cause side effects, some of which can be significant and potentially serious. In fact, most people will experience some type of side effect during treatment. Talk with your healthcare provider about ways to prevent or lessen reactions to this drug.
Some of the more common side effects seen with Zaltrap include but are not limited to:
- A decrease in white blood cell counts, which increases the risk for infections
- An increase in protein in the urine
- Increased liver enzymes
- Mouth sores and inflammation.
(Click Zaltrap Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
Zaltrap is unlikely to interact with most other medicines (see Zaltrap Drug Interactions).
Talk with your healthcare provider prior to receiving this medication if you have:
- Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- Plans to have surgery
- Plans to have dental work, such as a tooth extraction
- A history of a blood clot, heart attack, or stroke
- Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Zaltrap and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Zaltrap and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Zaltrap Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not receive this drug.)