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Golodirsen Side Effects

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Jun 4, 2022.

For the Consumer

Applies to golodirsen: intravenous solution

Side effects requiring immediate medical attention

Along with its needed effects, golodirsen 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 or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking golodirsen:

More common

  • Fever

Incidence not known

  • Blistering, crusting, irritation, itching, or reddening of the skin
  • cracked, dry, scaly skin
  • difficulty in breathing swallowing
  • hives, itching skin, or rash
  • nausea
  • reddening of the skin, especially around the ears
  • swelling of the eyes, face, or inside of the nose
  • swelling
  • unusual tiredness or weakness

Side effects not requiring immediate medical attention

Some side effects of golodirsen 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

Incidence not known

  • 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

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to golodirsen: intravenous solution


The most commonly reported adverse reactions have included headache, pyrexia, falls, abdominal pain, nasopharyngitis, cough, vomiting, and nausea.[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Hypersensitivity reactions

Nervous system

Very common (10% or more): Headache (41%)

Common (1% to 10%): Dizziness


Very common (10% or more): Abdominal pain (27%), vomiting (27%), nausea (20%)

Common (1% to 10%): Diarrhea, oropharyngeal pain, constipation


Common (1% to 10%): Administration site pain, catheter site related reaction


Common (1% to 10%): Influenza, seasonal allergy


Common (1% to 10%): Back pain, ligament strain, fracture


Very common (10% or more): Nasopharyngitis (27%)

Common (1% to 10%): Rhinitis


Very common (10% or more): Pyrexia (41%), fall (29%)

Common (1% to 10%): Pain, ear infection


Common (1% to 10%): Tachycardia


Common (1% to 10%): Contusion, skin abrasion

Frequently asked questions


1. "Product Information. Vyondys 53 (golodirsen)." Sarepta Therapeutics (2020):

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.