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Peginesatide Side Effects

Common Side Effects

Peginesatide has been studied extensively in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects that occurred in a group of people using the product were carefully documented.
In these studies, the most common peginesatide side effects included:
  • Diarrhea -- in up to 18.4 percent of people
  • Shortness of breath -- up to 18.4 percent
  • Nausea -- up to 17.4 percent
  • Problems with the dialysis access site -- up to 16.1 percent
  • Cough -- up to 15.9 percent
  • Headache -- up to 15.4 percent
  • Vomiting -- up to 15.3 percent
  • Muscle spasms -- up to 15.3 percent.
Other common peginesatide side effects, occurring in 10 percent to 14 percent of people, included but were not limited to:

Final Thoughts

You may experience some or none of the side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have problems with a medicine that you have never tried.
Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while using peginesatide or if something "just does not seem right." While it may not be related to the medication, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.

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