EPOGEN Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • high blood pressure
  • fever
  • visible water retention
  • a blood clot in a vascular access device
  • fast heartbeat

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

  • joint pain
  • muscle spasm
  • low energy
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • reactions at the site of the injection
  • generalized weakness

INFREQUENT side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • low amount of potassium in the blood
  • a heart attack
  • a clot in the lung
  • a transient ischemic attack, a type of stroke that lasts only a few minutes
  • a stroke
  • a blood clot
  • seizures
  • headache

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

  • depression
  • a common cold
  • stomatitis, a condition with painful swelling and sores inside the mouth
  • muscle pain
  • bone pain
  • dizziness
  • difficulty swallowing
  • high blood sugar

RARE side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • porphyria
  • chronic heart failure
  • obstruction of a blood vessel by a blood clot
  • blood clot in a deep vein of the extremities
  • 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 skin rash
  • chest pain
  • a significant type of allergic reaction called anaphylaxis
  • a type of allergic reaction called angioedema
  • more rapid tumor growth
  • pure red cell aplasia

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

  • flu-like symptoms
  • excessive sweating
  • chills

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