PLEGRIDY 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

  • joint pain
  • muscle pain
  • local fluid collection
  • nausea
  • INFREQUENT side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • suicidal thoughts
  • seizures
  • a skin rash
  • If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • vomiting
  • injection site erythema
  • injection site pain
  • RARE side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • overactive thyroid gland
  • a condition with low thyroid hormone levels
  • hemolytic uremic syndrome, a condition that affects the kidney and the blood
  • a type of blood disorder with a decrease in all types of blood cells called pancytopenia
  • anemia
  • decreased blood platelets
  • low levels of a type of white blood cell called neutrophils
  • a decreased number of lymphocytes in the blood
  • mental problems from taking the drug
  • chronic heart failure
  • thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, a type of blood disorder
  • acute liver failure
  • liver inflammation resulting from an abnormal immune response
  • liver damage
  • an abscess
  • high amount of bilirubin in the blood
  • dead skin
  • a significant type of allergic reaction called anaphylaxis
  • a type of allergic reaction called angioedema
  • tissue death, or necrosis, at an injection site
  • If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • abnormally long or heavy periods
  • bleeding not related to menstrual period
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