SPINRAZA Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • a lower respiratory infection

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

  • a common cold
  • constipation
  • backache
  • fever
  • headache
  • vomiting

INFREQUENT side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • pneumonia due to accidental inhalation of vomit
  • a complete or partial collapse of the lung airways called atelectasis
  • damage to the kidneys
  • accidental falls

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

  • increased risk of bleeding due to clotting disorder
  • decreased blood platelets
  • nosebleed
  • an infection of the ear
  • teething pain
  • respiratory tract congestion

RARE side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • meningitis not due to an infection
  • an infection
  • low amount of sodium in the blood
  • an infection of the central nervous system called meningitis
  • glomerulonephritis, a condition that affects the kidneys
  • hives
  • a type of allergic reaction called angioedema
  • a hypersensitivity reaction to a drug
  • acquired communicating hydrocephalus, where the fluid filled cavities in the brain enlarge

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

  • a skin rash
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