SOLIRIS Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • anemia
  • high blood pressure

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • throat irritation
  • a common cold
  • inflammation of the tissue lining the sinuses
  • constipation
  • urinary tract infection
  • backache
  • muscle pain
  • fever
  • low energy
  • headache
  • cough
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • intense abdominal pain
  • pain in the muscles or bones

INFREQUENT side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • a herpes simplex infection
  • an infection due to a virus
  • a type of systemic fungal infection called aspergillosis
  • an infection
  • low levels of white blood cells
  • a decreased number of lymphocytes in the blood
  • clouding of the lens of the eye called cataracts
  • low blood pressure
  • a hypersensitivity reaction to a drug

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • a migraine headache
  • a stye
  • discharge from the eye
  • a stuffy and runny nose
  • the flu
  • bronchitis
  • stomatitis, a condition with painful swelling and sores inside the mouth
  • increased sensitivity of the skin to the sun
  • itching
  • hair loss
  • dry skin
  • joint pain
  • muscle spasm
  • sensation of spinning or whirling
  • dizziness
  • pain
  • taste impairment
  • a skin rash
  • decreased appetite
  • bruising
  • hematoma, a collection of blood outside of the blood vessels
  • generalized weakness
  • pain in the oropharynx
  • fast heartbeat

RARE side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • bacterial infection of blood due to Neisseria meningitidis
  • a brain infection called gonococcal meningitis
  • a goiter
  • decreased blood platelets
  • an infection of the central nervous system called meningitis
  • hearing loss
  • cardiomyopathy, a disease of the heart muscle
  • systemic lupus erythematosus, an autoimmune disease
  • a significant drop in blood pressure due to bacterial infection
  • a significant type of allergic reaction called anaphylaxis

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • depression
  • blurred vision
  • pink eye
  • stuffy nose
  • gum pain
  • gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • fluid retention in the legs, feet, arms or hands
  • heart throbbing or pounding
  • difficult or painful urination
  • abdominal bloating
  • a feeling of pins and needles on skin
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