Pegvisomant Subcutaneous Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • an infection
  • a common cold
  • chest pain
  • abnormal liver function tests
  • If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • high blood pressure
  • inflammation of the tissue lining the sinuses
  • backache
  • dizziness
  • flu-like symptoms
  • pain
  • fluid retention in the legs, feet, arms or hands
  • nausea
  • diarrhea
  • a feeling of pins and needles on skin
  • an accidental injury
  • INFREQUENT side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • a high alanine transaminase level
  • a high aspartate transaminase level
  • If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • an condition with increased size of fat containing cells called fat hypertrophy
  • RARE side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • a spasm of the larynx
  • high amount of bilirubin in the blood
  • a significant type of allergic reaction called anaphylaxis
  • a type of allergic reaction called angioedema
  • If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • erythema or redness of skin or mucous membrane
  • itching
  • hives
  • a skin rash
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