- Allergic reactions are uncommon but can be life threatening.
- If you feel unwell during the infusion or shortly after it, or:
- get a fever, shivers or shakes
- feel dizzy, faint , confused or anxious
- start wheezing or have difficulty breathing
- have a rash, itch or redness of the face
While you are in hospital: Tell your doctor or nurse immediately.
After you leave: Contact your doctor or nurse immediately, or go to the nearest hospital Emergency Department.
Nausea and vomiting
- You may feel sick (nausea) or be sick (vomit).
- Take your anti-sickness medication as directed even if you don’t feel sick.
- Drink plenty of fluids (unless you are fluid restricted).
- Eat small meals more frequently.
- Try food that does not require much preparation.
- Try bland foods like dry biscuits or toast.
- Gentle exercise may help with nausea.
- Ask your doctor or nurse for eviQ patient information - Nausea and vomiting during cancer treatment.
- Tell your doctor or nurse immediately, or go to the nearest hospital Emergency Department if you have uncontrolled vomiting or feel dizzy or light-headed.
Taste and smell changes
- You may find that food loses its taste or tastes different.
- These changes are likely to go away with time.
- Do your mouth care regularly.
- Chew on sugar-free gum or eat sugar-free mints.
- Add flavour to your food with sauces and herbs.
- Ask your doctor or nurse for eviQ patient information - Taste and smell changes during cancer treatment.