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Carglumic acid Side Effects

For the Consumer

Applies to carglumic acid: oral tablet

Along with its needed effects, carglumic acid 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 carglumic acid:

More Common

  • Chills
  • cough
  • decreased weight
  • diarrhea
  • fever
  • general feeling of discomfort or illness
  • headache
  • hoarseness
  • increased sweating
  • joint pain
  • loss of appetite
  • lower back or side pain
  • muscle aches and pains
  • nausea
  • painful or difficult urination
  • pale skin
  • runny nose
  • shivering
  • sore throat
  • sweating
  • trouble sleeping
  • troubled breathing with exertion
  • unusual bleeding or bruising
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
  • vomiting

Get emergency help immediately if any of the following symptoms of overdose occur while taking carglumic acid:

Symptoms of Overdose

  • Fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
  • increase in mucous from the lungs
  • restlessness

Some side effects of carglumic acid 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

  • Change in hearing
  • change in taste
  • congestion
  • ear drainage
  • earache or pain in the ear
  • lack or loss of strength
  • loss of taste
  • rash
  • sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
  • stomach pain
  • stuffy or runny nose
  • swollen glands

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to carglumic acid: oral tablet dispersible

General

The more commonly reported adverse reactions have included vomiting, abdominal pain, pyrexia, and infection.[Ref]

Gastrointestinal

Very common (10% or more): Vomiting (26%), abdominal pain (17%), tonsillitis (17%), diarrhea (13%)

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

Metabolic

Common (1% to 10%): Decreased weight, anorexia, hyperglycemia[Ref]

Immunologic

Very common (10% or more): Infections (13%)

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

Hematologic

Very common (10% or more): Anemia (13%), decreased hemoglobin (13%)

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

Nervous system

Very common (10% or more): Headache (13%)

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

Dermatologic

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

Hepatic

Common (1% to 10%): Increased transaminases

Respiratory

Very common (10% or more): Nasopharyngitis (13%)

Common (1% to 10%): Pneumonia, oxygen saturation decreased

Other

Very common (10% or more): Pyrexia (17%), ear infection (13%)

Common (1% to 10%): Asthenia

Cardiovascular

Common (1% to 10%): Cardiac murmur

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Bradycardia

References

1. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0

2. "Product Information. Carbaglu (carglumic acid)." Accredo Health Group Inc, Memphis, TN.

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.

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