Voraxaze Side Effects

Generic Name: glucarpidase

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

It is possible that some side effects of Voraxaze 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 glucarpidase: intravenous powder for solution

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

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

Less common
  • Blurred vision
  • confusion
  • dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  • sweating
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
Rare
  • Cough
  • difficulty with swallowing
  • dizziness
  • fever
  • headache
  • hives
  • hoarseness
  • irritation
  • itching
  • joint pain, stiffness, or swelling
  • nervousness
  • pounding in the ears
  • puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  • rash
  • redness of the skin
  • shortness of breath
  • slow or fast heartbeat
  • swelling of the eyelids, face, lips, hands, or feet
  • tightness in the chest
  • troubled breathing or swallowing
  • wheezing

Some glucarpidase 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:

Less common
  • Burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  • feeling of warmth
  • nausea
  • redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest
  • vomiting
Rare
  • Diarrhea
  • shakiness in the legs, arms, hands, or feet
  • sore throat
  • trembling or shaking of the hands or feet

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to glucarpidase: intravenous powder for injection

General

The most common side effects reported were paresthesia, flushing, nausea and/or vomiting, hypotension, and headache.

Immunologic

Very common (10% or more): Anti-glucarpidase (the active ingredient contained in Voraxaze) antibodies (21%)

Hypersensitivity

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Hypersensitivity (including anaphylactic reactions)

Cardiovascular

Common (1% to 10%): Flushing, hypotension
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Hypertension

Dermatologic

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Rash

Gastrointestinal

Common (1% to 10%): Nausea, vomiting
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Diarrhea

Nervous system

Common (1% to 10%): Paresthesia, headache, burning sensation
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Tremor

Ocular

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Blurred vision

Other

Common (1% to 10%): Feeling hot

Respiratory

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Throat irritation, throat tightness

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