Gazyva Side Effects

Generic Name: obinutuzumab

Note: This page contains information about the side effects of obinutuzumab. Some of the dosage forms included on this document may not apply to the brand name Gazyva.

Not all side effects for Gazyva 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 obinutuzumab: intravenous solution

In addition to its needed effects, some unwanted effects may be caused by obinutuzumab (the active ingredient contained in Gazyva). In the event that any of these side effects do occur, they may require medical attention.

If any of the following side effects occur while taking obinutuzumab, check with your doctor or nurse immediately:

More common
  • Back pain
  • black, tarry stools
  • bleeding gums
  • blood in the urine or stools
  • chest tightness
  • chills
  • cough or hoarseness
  • fever
  • flushing
  • headache
  • lower back or side pain
  • nausea and vomiting
  • painful or difficult urination
  • pale skin
  • pinpoint red spots on the skin
  • sore throat
  • trouble breathing
  • troubled breathing with exertion
  • ulcers, sores, or white spots in the mouth
  • unusual bleeding or bruising
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
Less common
  • Joint pain, stiffness, or swelling
  • lower back, side, or stomach pain
  • swelling of the feet or lower legs
Incidence not known
  • Blurred vision
  • confusion
  • convulsions
  • dark urine
  • dizziness
  • drowsiness
  • general tiredness and weakness
  • headache
  • light-colored stools
  • upper right abdominal or stomach pain
  • yellow eyes and skin

Some of the side effects that can occur with obinutuzumab may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:

Incidence not known
  • 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 the injection site

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to obinutuzumab: intravenous solution

General

The most frequently reported side effects included infusion reactions, neutropenia, thrombocytopenia, anemia, pyrexia, cough and musculoskeletal disorders.

Cardiovascular

Frequency not reported: Worsening of preexisting cardiac conditions with fatalities

Hematologic

Very common (10% or more): Neutropenia (40%), thrombocytopenia (15%), anemia (12%)
Common (1% to 10%): Leukopenia (7%)

Hepatic

Very common (10% or more): AST (SGOT) increased (28%), ALT (SGPT) increased (25%)

Metabolic

Very common (10% or more): Hypocalcemia (32%), hyperkalemia (31%), hyponatremia (29%), hypoalbuminemia (22%), alkaline phosphatase increased (16%), hypokalemia (13%)
Common (1% to 10%): Grade 3 or 4 tumor lysis syndrome (2%)

Musculoskeletal

Very common (10% or more): Musculoskeletal disorders including pain (17%)

Nervous system

Frequency not reported: Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy

Other

Very common (10% or more): Infusion related reactions (69%), pyrexia (10%)

Renal

Very common (10% or more): Creatinine increased (28

Respiratory

Very common (10% or more): Cough (10%)

Immunologic

Very common (10% or more): Positive test for anti-obinutuzumab (the active ingredient contained in Gazyva) antibodies (13%)
Common (1% to 10%): Infection (9%)
Frequency not reported: Hepatitis B reactivation

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