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Ecallantide Side Effects

Diarrhea, nausea, and headaches are some of the most commonly reported side effects of ecallantide. In most cases, side effects of this drug tend to be minor and easy to treat. However, there are some reactions, such as chest tightness and fainting, that are potentially serious and should be reported to your healthcare provider right away.

An Introduction to Side Effects of Ecallantide

Just like any medicine, ecallantide (Kalbitor®) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who receives the drug will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most 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 ecallantide. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)
 

Serious Ecallantide Side Effects

While serious side effects are less common, ecallantide can cause serious allergic reactions in some people. Typically, allergic reactions happen within one hour of receiving a dose of ecallantide.
 
It is important to tell your healthcare provider right away if you have any of the following symptoms, as they are signs of a serious allergic reaction to ecallantide:
 
  • Wheezing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Cough
  • Chest tightness
  • Trouble breathing
  • Dizziness
  • Fainting
  • A fast or weak heartbeat
  • Feeling nervous
  • Reddening of the face
  • Itching, hives, or feeling warm
  • Runny nose or sneezing.
 

Ecallantide Drug Information

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