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Some of the most commonly reported side effects of peginesatide are headaches, vomiting, and muscle spasms. Fortunately, most reactions to this drug are minor and treated easily. However, there are also some potentially serious complications that require immediate medical treatment. Call your healthcare provider right away if you experience problems such as swelling, coughing, or heart rhythm problems.
An Introduction to Side Effects of PeginesatideJust like any medicine, peginesatide (Omontys®) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses 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.
Serious Peginesatide Side EffectsSome side effects of peginesatide are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
- Difficulty breathing
- Swelling or water weight gain
- An irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia) or a sudden loss in heart function (cardiac arrest)
- Heart attack
- Blood clots
- Increased growth of cancers
- Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
- An unexplained rash
- Unexplained swelling
- Difficulty breathing.