STELARA Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • an infection

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

  • throat irritation
  • a common cold
  • low energy
  • headache
  • vomiting

INFREQUENT side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • the flu

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

  • a yeast infection of the vagina and vulva
  • depression
  • inflammation of the tissue lining the sinuses
  • bronchitis
  • itching
  • backache
  • muscle pain
  • reactions at the site of the injection
  • intense abdominal pain

RARE side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • an infection by the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes
  • a systemic inflammatory response called sepsis due to an infection with bacteria
  • a shingles outbreak that involves the eye
  • cancer or malignancy
  • pneumonia
  • a type of inflammation of the lung called interstitial pneumonitis
  • pneumonia with high amount of eosinophil white blood cells
  • a lower respiratory infection
  • appendicitis
  • inflammation of the lining of the stomach and intestines
  • diverticulitis
  • inflammation of the gallbladder
  • skin rash with sloughing
  • bone infection and inflammation
  • a significant type of allergic reaction called anaphylaxis
  • a type of allergic reaction called angioedema
  • a type of brain disorder called posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome
  • a type of skin disease with raised, red patches filled with pus called pustular psoriasis
  • skin cancer
  • cellulitis
  • an uncommon, aggressive, inflammatory form of psoriasis, erythrodermic psoriasis
  • sepsis
  • bronchiolitis obliterans with organizing pneumonia, a lung condition affecting the small airways
  • cancer of the squamous cells in the skin

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

  • hives

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