Kalbitor Side Effects

Generic Name: ecallantide

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

Not all side effects for Kalbitor 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 ecallantide: subcutaneous solution

In addition to its needed effects, some unwanted effects may be caused by ecallantide (the active ingredient contained in Kalbitor). 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 ecallantide, check with your doctor or nurse immediately:

Less common
  • Blurred vision
  • chest discomfort
  • confusion
  • cough
  • difficulty with breathing or troubled breathing
  • difficulty with swallowing
  • dizziness
  • dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  • fast heartbeat
  • feeling of warmth
  • fever
  • hives or welts
  • itching
  • puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  • redness of the skin
  • redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest
  • runny nose
  • shortness of breath
  • skin rash
  • sneezing
  • stuffy nose
  • sweating
  • throat irritation
  • tightness in the chest
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
  • wheezing

Some of the side effects that can occur with ecallantide 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:

More common
  • Headache
Less 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 the injection site
  • muscle aches
  • nausea
  • sore throat

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to ecallantide: subcutaneous solution

Hypersensitivity

Hypersensitivity side effects have included chest discomfort, flushing, pharyngeal edema, pruritus, rhinorrhea, sneezing, nasal congestion, throat irritation, urticaria, wheezing, and hypotension. These reactions occurred within the first hour after dosing.

Nervous system

Nervous system side effects have included headache.

Local

Local side effects have included injection site pruritus, erythema, pain, irritation, urticaria, and bruising.

Gastrointestinal

Gastrointestinal side effects have included nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, and upper abdominal pain.

Respiratory

Respiratory side effects have included upper respiratory tract infection and nasopharyngitis.

General

General side effects have included fatigue and pyrexia.

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