XOLAIR Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • an infection due to a virus
  • a common cold
  • a broken bone
  • reactions at the site of the injection

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

  • an earache
  • throat irritation
  • inflammation of the tissue lining the sinuses
  • itching
  • joint pain
  • pain in the arms or legs
  • dizziness
  • low energy
  • pain
  • headache
  • cough
  • nausea

INFREQUENT side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • a heart attack
  • a sudden worsening of heart related chest pain called angina
  • a clot in the lung
  • inflammation of the lining of the stomach and intestines

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

  • a migraine headache
  • a sore throat
  • a toothache
  • urinary tract infection
  • erythema or redness of skin or mucous membrane
  • muscle pain
  • fever
  • fluid retention in the legs, feet, arms or hands
  • nosebleed
  • anxious feelings

RARE side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • cancer or malignancy
  • decreased blood platelets
  • increased eosinophils in the blood
  • pulmonary hypertension
  • a transient ischemic attack, a type of stroke that lasts only a few minutes
  • low blood pressure
  • bronchospasm
  • inflammation of the skin due to an allergy
  • fainting
  • 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

  • hair loss
  • hives
  • a skin rash

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