Daclizumab Side Effects

Some side effects of daclizumab 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 daclizumab: intravenous solution

Along with its needed effects, daclizumab 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 daclizumab:

Less common
  • Chest pain
  • coughing
  • dizziness
  • fever
  • nausea
  • rapid heart rate
  • red, tender, and oozing skin at incision
  • shortness of breath
  • swelling of the feet or lower legs
  • trembling or shaking of the hands or feet
  • vomiting
  • weakness
Rare
  • Frequent urination

Some side effects of daclizumab 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:

Less common
  • Constipation
  • diarrhea
  • headache
  • heartburn
  • itching, pain, redness, swelling, tenderness, or warmth on skin
  • joint pain
  • muscle pain
  • slow wound healing
  • trouble with sleeping

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to daclizumab: intravenous solution

Gastrointestinal

Gastrointestinal side effects including constipation, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain, pyrosis, dyspepsia, abdominal distention, and epigastric pain (not food related) have been reported in at least 5% of patients. Flatulence, gastritis, and hemorrhoids have been reported in between 2% and 5% of patients.

Metabolic

The manufacturer has reported that 32% of 88 daclizumab treated patients had high fasting glucose values compared to 16% of 64 placebo treated patients. Most of these high values occurred either on the first day post-transplant when patients received high doses of corticosteroids or in patients with diabetes.

Metabolic side effects including edema and edema of the extremities have been reported in at least 5% of patients. Fluid overload, diabetes mellitus, and dehydration have been reported in between 2% and 5% of patients.

Nervous system

Nervous system side effects including tremor, headache, dizziness, hypertension, hypotension, and aggravated hypertension have been reported in at least 5% of patients. Leg cramps and prickly sensation have been reported in between 2% and 5% of patients.

Genitourinary

Genitourinary side effects including oliguria, dysuria, and renal tubular necrosis have been reported in at least 5% of patients. Renal damage, urinary retention, hydronephrosis, urinary tract bleeding, urinary tract disorder, and renal insufficiency have been reported in between 2% and 5% of patients.

Hypersensitivity

Hypersensitivity side effects including anaphylaxis have been reported both on initial exposure and following reexposure to daclizumab.

It is recommended that medications used in the treatment of severe hypersensitivity reactions be available for immediate use. If a severe hypersensitivity reaction occurs, therapy with daclizumab should be permanently discontinued.

General

General side effects including posttraumatic pain, insomnia, chest pain, fever, pain, and fatigue have been reported in at least 5% of patients. Shivering and generalized weakness have been reported in between 2% and 5% of patients.

Respiratory

Respiratory side effects including dyspnea, pulmonary edema, and coughing have been reported in at least 5% of patients. Atelectasis, congestion, pharyngitis, rhinitis, hypoxia, rales, abnormal breath sounds, and pleural effusion have been reported in between 2% and 5% of patients.

Dermatologic

Dermatologic side effects including impaired wound healing without infection and acne have been reported in at least 5% of patients. Pruritus, hirsutism, rash, night sweats, and increased sweating have been reported in between 2% and 5% of patients.

Musculoskeletal

Musculoskeletal side effects including musculoskeletal pain and back pain have been reported in at least 5% of patients. Arthralgia and myalgia have been reported in between 2% and 5% of patients.

Cardiovascular

Cardiovascular side effects including tachycardia have been reported in at least 5% of patients.

Hematologic

Hematologic side effects including thrombosis have been reported in at least 5% of patients.

Other

Other side effects including lymphocele have been reported in at least 5% of patients.

Psychiatric

Psychiatric side effects including depression and anxiety have been reported in between 2% and 5% of patients.

Ocular

Ocular side effects including blurred vision have been reported in between 2% and 5% of patients.

Local

Local side effects including application site reaction have been reported in between 2% and 5% of patients.

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