Tocilizumab Syringe Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • Abnormal Liver Function Tests
  • High Blood Pressure
  • High Cholesterol

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Acute Infection Of The Nose, Throat Or Sinus
  • Head Pain
  • Signs And Symptoms At Injection Site
  • Throat Irritation
  • Urinary Tract Infection

INFREQUENT side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • Decreased Neutrophils A Type Of White Blood Cell
  • High Alanine Transaminase Level
  • High Aspartate Transaminase Level
  • Infection
  • Pneumonia

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Bronchitis
  • Burning Stomach
  • Dizzy
  • Excessive Fat In The Blood
  • High Amount Of Triglyceride In The Blood
  • Itching
  • Painful, Red Or Swollen Mouth
  • Rash
  • Upper Abdominal Pain

RARE side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • A Rupture In The Wall Of The Stomach Or Intestine
  • Active Tuberculosis
  • Aspergillosis
  • Bacteria Causing An Infection In The Joints
  • Cellulitis
  • Coccidioidomycosis
  • Decreased Blood Platelets
  • Decreased White Blood Cells
  • Diverticulitis
  • Histoplasmosis
  • Hives
  • Hypersensitivity Drug Reaction
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Infection Caused By Blastomyces Dermatitidis Fungus
  • Infection Due To The Candida Fungus
  • Inflammation Of The Lining Of The Stomach And Intestines
  • Kidney Stone
  • Life Threatening Allergic Reaction
  • Malignant Tumor Or Cancer
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Opportunistic Fungal Infection
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peripheral Demyelinating Neuropathy
  • Pneumonia Caused By Pneumocystis Jirovecii Organism
  • Reactivated Tuberculosis
  • Sepsis Caused By Bacteria
  • Shingles
  • Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
  • Stomach Ulcer

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Cough
  • Fluid Retention In The Legs, Feet, Arms Or Hands
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • High Amount Of Bilirubin In The Blood
  • Pink Eye
  • Redness Of Skin
  • Trouble Breathing
  • Weight Gain

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