Desirudin Side Effects
For the Consumer
Applies to desirudin: parenteral powder for injection
Side effects include:
Hemorrhage, including hematoma, was most common adverse effect in clinical studies in patients undergoing elective total hip-replacement surgery.
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to desirudin: subcutaneous powder for injection
The most common adverse reaction was hemorrhage.[Ref]
Very common (10% or more): Any hemorrhage (30%)
Common (1% to 10%): Serious hemorrhage, deep vein thrombosis
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Major hemorrhage
Frequency not reported: Thrombosis, hypotension
Postmarketing reports: Fatal hemorrhage[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Wound secretion
Common (1% to 10%): Nausea
Common (1% to 10%): Anemia
Frequency not reported: Hemoglobin decreased[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Irritative skin reactions[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Injection site mass[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Allergic reaction, anti-hirudin antibodies
Postmarketing reports: Anaphylactic/anaphylactoid reaction[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Epistaxis[Ref]
1. "Product Information. Ipravask (desirudin)." Aventis Pharmaceuticals, Swiftwater, PA.
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Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.
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