CIMZIA Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • a common cold

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

  • joint pain

INFREQUENT 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

  • diarrhea
  • reactions at the site of the injection

RARE side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • active tuberculosis
  • an infection by the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes
  • a systemic inflammatory response called sepsis due to an infection with bacteria
  • an infection due to the fungus Candida
  • a type of systemic fungal infection called coccidioidomycosis
  • a type of fungal lung infection called histoplasmosis
  • an infection by the fungus Blastomyces dermatitidis
  • opportunistic fungal infection
  • sarcoidosis
  • pneumonia with a fungus called Pneumocystis jirovecii
  • malignant melanoma, a type of skin cancer
  • cancer or malignancy
  • leukemia
  • a type of blood disorder with a decrease in all types of blood cells called pancytopenia
  • low blood counts due to bone marrow failure
  • anemia
  • decreased blood platelets
  • low levels of white blood cells
  • increased risk of blood clotting
  • suicidal behavior
  • demyelination, a type of nervous system disorder
  • bleeding from the retina
  • inflammation of the uvea of the eye
  • poor eyelid closure
  • sudden blindness and pain upon moving the eye
  • a heart attack
  • angina, a type of chest pain
  • a low supply of oxygen rich blood to the heart
  • inflammation of the covering of the heart or pericardium
  • fluid in the covering of the heart or pericardium
  • atrial fibrillation
  • abnormal heart rhythm
  • heart failure
  • a transient ischemic attack, a type of stroke that lasts only a few minutes
  • a stroke
  • inflammation of the blood vessels
  • bleeding
  • a type of lung infection called Legionnaires' disease
  • pneumonia
  • blockage of the stomach or intestine
  • inflammation of the liver called hepatitis
  • nephrotic syndrome, a type of kidney disorder
  • erythema multiforme, a type of allergic skin reaction
  • a skin disorder with blistering and peeling skin called toxic epidermal necrolysis
  • a skin disorder with blistering and peeling skin called Stevens-Johnson syndrome
  • hives
  • a condition with symptoms that resemble lupus
  • fainting
  • seizures
  • trouble breathing
  • abnormal liver function tests
  • a significant type of allergic reaction called anaphylaxis
  • a type of allergic reaction called angioedema
  • a serum sickness reaction
  • reactivation of a past tuberculosis infection
  • malignant lymphoma
  • reactivation of hepatitis B infection
  • drug therapy that worsens or flares psoriasis
  • hepatosplenic T-cell lymphoma
  • worsening of chronic heart failure
  • skin cancer
  • peripheral demyelinating neuropathy, a type of nerve disorder
  • a type of drug-related rash called lichenoid dermatitis
  • a type of skin cancer called Merkel cell carcinoma

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

  • a problem with menstrual periods
  • inflammation of the skin due to an allergy
  • psoriasis
  • hair loss
  • dizziness
  • fever
  • swollen lymph nodes
  • a feeling of general discomfort called malaise
  • intense abdominal pain
  • anxious feelings

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