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Bosentan Side Effects

Bosentan has been extensively researched for possible side effects and how often they might occur. During these studies, the most commonly reported reactions included respiratory tract infections, swelling, and headaches. Make sure to contact your healthcare provider right away if you develop more serious problems, such as fever, shortness of breath, or unusual bleeding.


An Introduction to Side Effects of Bosentan

Just like any medication, bosentan (Tracleer®) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the drug will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in many cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with bosentan. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)

Serious Bosentan Side Effects

Some side effects of bosentan are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
  • Swelling of the legs, ankles, or feet
  • Rapid, unexplained weight gain
  • More trouble breathing than normal
  • Signs of anemia, such as:
    • Fatigue or tiredness
    • Pale skin
    • Dizziness
    • Shortness of breath
    • A rapid heartbeat
  • Signs of liver problems, such as:
    • Yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes (jaundice)
    • Unusual fatigue or tiredness
    • Abdominal (stomach) pain
    • Nausea and vomiting
    • Fever
  • Signs of infection, such as:
  • Any unusual bleeding or bruising
  • Dizziness, lightheadedness, or fainting
  • A fast, forceful, or otherwise abnormal heartbeat
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
    • An unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Swelling of the mouth or throat
    • Wheezing
    • Difficulty breathing.

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