Omontys Side Effects

Generic Name: peginesatide

Note: This page contains side effects data for the generic drug peginesatide. It is possible that some of the dosage forms included below may not apply to the brand name Omontys.

It is possible that some side effects of Omontys may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.

For the Consumer

Applies to peginesatide: injection solution

As well as its needed effects, peginesatide (the active ingredient contained in Omontys) may cause unwanted side effects that require medical attention.

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

More common
  • Abdominal or stomach pain
  • blurred vision
  • body aches or pain
  • chills
  • confusion
  • cough
  • difficulty with breathing
  • dizziness
  • dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  • ear congestion
  • fever
  • headache
  • irregular heartbeat
  • loss of voice
  • nasal congestion
  • nausea or vomiting
  • nervousness
  • numbness or tingling in the hands, feet, or lips
  • pounding in the ears
  • runny nose
  • shortness of breath
  • slow or fast heartbeat
  • sneezing
  • sore throat
  • sweating
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
  • weakness or heaviness of the legs
Incidence not known
  • Back pain
  • chest tightness
  • chills
  • difficulty with swallowing
  • flushing
  • hives
  • itching
  • puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  • seizures
  • skin rash
  • trouble breathing
  • weakness

Some peginesatide side effects may not need any medical attention. As your body gets used to the medicine these side effects may disappear. Your health care professional may be able to help you prevent or reduce these side effects, but do check with them if any of the following side effects continue, or if you are concerned about them:

More common
  • Diarrhea
  • difficulty with moving
  • muscle pain or stiffness
  • muscle spasms
  • pain in the arms or legs
  • pain in the joints

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to peginesatide: injectable solution

Cardiovascular

Cardiovascular side effects have included hypotension (14.2%), hypertension (13.2%), and procedural hypotension (10.9%).[Ref]

Gastrointestinal

Gastrointestinal side effects have included diarrhea (18.4%), nausea (17.4%), and vomiting (15.3%).[Ref]

General

General side effects have included pyrexia (12.2%).[Ref]

Immunologic

Immunologic side effects have included the development of peginesatide (the active ingredient contained in Omontys) specific antibodies (1.2%).[Ref]

Metabolic

Metabolic side effects have included hyperkalemia (11.4%).[Ref]

Musculoskeletal

Musculoskeletal side effects have included muscle spasms (15.3%), pain in extremity (10.9%), back pain (10.9%), and arthralgia (10.7%).[Ref]

Nervous system

Nervous system side effects have included headache (15.4%).[Ref]

Other

Other side effects have included arteriovenous fistula site complication (16.1%).[Ref]

Respiratory

Respiratory side effects have included dyspnea (18.4%), cough (15.9%), and upper respiratory infection (11.0%).[Ref]

Hypersensitivity

Hypersensitivity side effects have included postmarketing reports of serious allergic reactions including fatal reactions (0.02%).

References

1. "Product Information. Omontys (peginesatide)." Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Lincolnshire, IL.

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