Berinert Side Effects
Generic name: C1 esterase inhibitor (human)
Note: This document contains side effect information about C1 esterase inhibitor (human). Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Berinert.
Some side effects of Berinert may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.
For the Consumer
Applies to C1 esterase inhibitor (human): intravenous powder for solution
Along with its needed effects, C1 esterase inhibitor (human) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking C1 esterase inhibitor (human):More common
- Chest pain
- head congestion
- hoarseness or other voice changes
- nausea and vomiting
- pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones
- shortness of breath or troubled breathing
- sore throat
- tightness of the chest
- Flushing or redness of the skin
- unusually warm skin
- difficulty with speaking
- difficulty with swallowing
- double vision
- fast heartbeat
- general tiredness and weakness
- inability to move the arms, legs, or facial muscles
- numbness or tingling in the face, arms, or legs
- pain, redness, or swelling in the arm or leg
- puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
- slow speech
- trouble speaking, thinking, or walking
Some side effects of C1 esterase inhibitor (human) may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:More common
- Abdominal or stomach pain
- Change in taste
- loss of taste
- pain at the catheter site
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to C1 esterase inhibitor (human): intravenous kit, intravenous powder for injection
Respiratory side effects have included sinusitis, bronchitis, upper respiratory tract infection, and viral upper respiratory tract infection.
Nervous system side effects have included headache.
Musculoskeletal side effects have included limb injury, back pain, and pain in extremity.
Dermatologic side effects have included pruritus.
Cardiovascular side effects have included postmarketing reports of thrombotic events including deep vein thrombosis, myocardial infarction, and transient ischemic attack.
More Berinert resources
- Berinert Advanced Consumer (Micromedex) - Includes Dosage Information
- Berinert Consumer Overview
- Berinert MedFacts Consumer Leaflet (Wolters Kluwer)
- Berinert Prescribing Information (FDA)
- Cinryze Prescribing Information (FDA)
- Cinryze MedFacts Consumer Leaflet (Wolters Kluwer)
- Cinryze Consumer Overview
- Cinryze Monograph (AHFS DI)
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