Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
If the patient develops any of these signs he/she should stop Etoxib and talk to the doctor immediately (see Contraindications, Precautions, Use in Pregnancy & Lactation, Interactions): shortness of breath, chest pains, or ankle swelling appear or if they get worse; yellowing of the skin and eyes (jaundice) - these are signs of liver problems; severe or continual stomach pain or the stools become black; an allergic reaction - which can include skin problems such as ulcers or blistering, or swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat which may cause difficulty in breathing.
Other side effects that may occur during treatment with Etoxib: Very Common (affects more than 1 in 10 people): stomach pain.
Common (affects 1 to 10 users in 100): dry socket (inflammation and pain after a tooth extraction); swelling of the legs and/or feet due to fluid retention (oedema); dizziness, headache; palpitations (fast or irregular heartbeat), irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia); increased blood pressure; wheezing or shortness of breath (bronchospasms); constipation, wind (excessive gas), gastritis (inflammation of the lining of the stomach), heartburn, diarrhoea, indigestion (dyspepsia)/stomach discomfort, nausea, being sick (vomiting), inflammation of the oesophagus, mouth ulcers; changes in blood tests related to the liver; bruising; weakness and fatigue, flu-like illness.
Uncommon (affects 1 to 10 users in 1,000): gastroenteritis (inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract that involves both the stomach and small intestine/stomach flu), upper respiratory infection, urinary tract infection; changes in laboratory values (decreased number of red blood cells, decreased number of white blood cells, platelets decreased); hypersensitivity (an allergic reaction including hives which may be serious enough to require immediate medical attention); appetite increases or decreases, weight gain; anxiety, depression, decreases in mental sharpness, seeing, feeling or hearing things that are not there (hallucinations); taste alteration, inability to sleep, numbness or tingling, sleepiness; blurred vision, eye irritation and redness; ringing in the ears, vertigo (sensation of spinning while remaining still); abnormal heart rhythm (atrial fibrillation), fast heart rate, heart failure, feeling of tightness, pressure or heaviness in the chest (angina pectoris), heart attack; flushing, stroke, mini-stroke (transient ischaemic attack), severe increase in blood pressure, inflammation of the blood vessels; cough, breathlessness, nose bleed; stomach or bowel bloating, changes in bowel habits, dry mouth, stomach ulcer, inflammation of the stomach lining that can become serious and may lead to bleeding, irritable bowel syndrome, inflammation of the pancreas; swelling of the face, skin rash or itchy skin, redness of the skin; muscle cramp/spasm, muscle pain/stiffness; high levels of potassium in the blood, changes in blood or urine tests relating to the kidney, serious kidney problems; chest pain.
Rare (affects 1 to 10 users in 10,000): angioedema (an allergic reaction with swelling of the face, lips, tongue and/or throat which may cause difficulty in breathing or swallowing, which may be serious enough to require immediate medical attention)/anaphylactic/anaphylactoid reactions including shock (a serious allergic reaction that requires immediate medical attention); confusion, restlessness; liver problems (hepatitis); low blood levels of sodium; liver failure, yellowing of the skin and/or eyes (jaundice); severe skin reactions.
If getting any side effects, talk to the doctor or pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this monograph.