What happens if I feel unwell on a study drug?
Most trial drugs can cause unwanted reactions known as side effects. It is of high importance to report any side effect you may experience while on a trial. Please refer to the patient information sheet (PIS) for specific side effects of the trial drug/s.
We would like you to call us immediately on the number provided on the PIS or call 999 when advised to do so if you experience the following symptoms:
- Chest pain
- Difficulty breathing
- Generally unwell
- Shivering episodes or flu like symptoms
- Temperature above 37.5oc or a Temperature below 36oc
- Being sick (vomiting)
- Diarrhoea (4 or more times in 24hrs)
- Swollen or painful legs
- Sore mouth that makes eating and drinking difficult
- Bleeding or unusual bruising.
Call us on the EPCU numbers provided within 24hrs if you experience the following symptoms:
- Itching or painful skin changes/rash.
- Sore watery eyes
- Increase pain
- Nausea (feeling sick)
- Diarrhoea 2-4 loose stools/bowel movement in 24hrs
- Sore mouth, but able to eat and drink.
Please monitor the following symptoms and report if things get worse:
- Skin changes that isn’t itching or painful
- Mood changes
- Difficulty coping with the treatment; Loss of appetite.
These are a guide – with clinical trials there is always the possibility of coming across side effects which have not yet been seen, if you feel a change in yourself from normal, please contact us on the phone numbers provided: