Common side effects of Avastin can include:
These side effects can be managed, and in the case of high blood pressure, treated with standard medication.
Other possible common side effects include:
More serious side effects have been experienced in a small percentage of people taking Avastin, including blood clots in a vein, slow wound healing, perforation of the intestines, higher risk of stroke or heart problems, kidney malfunction, and reduced white blood cell count. If you experience any of these serious side effects, your doctor will stop treatment with Avastin.
Since Avastin is given with chemotherapy, you may also experience chemotherapy side effects.