Egrifta Side Effects
Generic Name: tesamorelin
Note: This page contains information about the side effects of tesamorelin. Some of the dosage forms included on this document may not apply to the brand name Egrifta.
Not all side effects for Egrifta may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.
For the Consumer
Applies to tesamorelin: subcutaneous powder for solution
Along with its needed effects, tesamorelin (the active ingredient contained in Egrifta) 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 immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking tesamorelin:More common
- Difficulty with moving
- muscle pain or stiffness
- pain in the arms or legs
- pain in the joints
- Blurred vision
- burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
- burning, numbness, pain, or tingling in all fingers except the smallest finger
- chest pain
- fast, irregular, pounding, or racing heartbeat or pulse
- pounding in the ears
- slow or fast heartbeat
- swelling of the joints
- unsteadiness or awkwardness
- weakness in the arms, hands, legs, or feet
Some side effects of tesamorelin 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
- Bleeding, blistering, burning, coldness, discoloration of the skin, feeling of pressure, hives, infection, inflammation, itching, lumps, numbness, pain, rash, redness, scarring, soreness, stinging, swelling, tenderness, tingling, ulceration, or warmth at injection site
- muscle aching or cramping
- Acid or sour stomach
- bone pain
- feeling of warmth
- feeling sad or empty
- itching skin
- lack of appetite
- loss of interest or pleasure
- muscle spasms
- night sweats
- redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest
- stiffness of the joints
- stomach discomfort, upset, or pain
- strain in the muscles
- sudden sweating
- trouble concentrating
- trouble sleeping
- unable to sleep
- upper abdominal or stomach pain
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to tesamorelin: subcutaneous powder for injection
Hypersensitivity side effects have included pruritus, erythema, flushing, urticaria, and other rash.
Musculoskeletal side effects have included arthralgia, carpal tunnel syndrome, pain in extremity, myalgia, musculoskeletal pain, musculoskeletal stiffness, joint stiffness, muscle spasms, and joint swelling.
Local side effects have included injection site reactions (erythema, pruritus, pain, urticaria, irritation, swelling, and hemorrhage).
Nervous system side effects have included paresthesia, hypoesthesia and peripheral neuropathy.
Gastrointestinal side effects have included nausea, vomiting, dyspepsia, and upper abdominal pain.
Metabolic side effects have included hyperglycemia.
Cardiovascular side effects have included palpitations, hypertension, hot flush and peripheral edema.
Psychiatric side effects have included depression and insomnia.
Dermatologic side effects have included rash, pruritus and night sweats.
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