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Benralizumab Side Effects

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on June 8, 2020.

For the Consumer

Applies to benralizumab: subcutaneous solution

Side effects requiring immediate medical attention

Along with its needed effects, benralizumab 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 benralizumab:

Less common

  • Fast heartbeat
  • fever
  • hives, itching, or skin rash
  • hoarseness
  • irritation
  • joint pain, stiffness, or swelling
  • redness of the skin
  • swelling of the eyelids, face, lips, hands, or feet
  • tightness in the chest
  • troubled breathing or swallowing

Incidence not known

  • Cough
  • dizziness
  • puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  • unusual tiredness or weakness

Side effects not requiring immediate medical attention

Some side effects of benralizumab 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

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
  • body aches or pain
  • congestion
  • dryness or soreness of the throat
  • runny nose
  • tender, swollen glands in the neck
  • voice changes

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to benralizumab: subcutaneous solution

Hypersensitivity

Frequency not reported: Anaphylaxis, angioedema[Ref]

Immunologic

Frequency not reported: Immunogenicity[Ref]

Local

Common (1% to 10%): Injection site reactions (e.g., pain, erythema, pruritus, papule)[Ref]

Respiratory

Common (1% to 10%): Pharyngitis (bacterial, viral, or streptococcal), cough[Ref]

Other

Common (1% to 10%): Pyrexia[Ref]

Nervous system

Common (1% to 10%): Headache[Ref]

Dermatologic

Common (1% to 10%): Urticaria, rash[Ref]

References

1. "Product Information. Fasenra (benralizumab)." Astra-Zeneca Pharmaceuticals, Wilmington, DE.

Frequently asked questions

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.