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Interferon gamma-1b Side Effects

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Jan 16, 2024.

Applies to interferon gamma-1b: solution.

Serious side effects of Interferon gamma-1b

Along with its needed effects, interferon gamma-1b 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 interferon gamma-1b:

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Incidence not known

Other side effects of Interferon gamma-1b

Some side effects of interferon gamma-1b 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:

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For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to interferon gamma-1b: subcutaneous solution.

Gastrointestinal

Very common (10% or more): Diarrhea, nausea, vomiting

Common (1% to 10%): Abdominal pain

Frequency not reported: Pancreatitis, GI hemorrhage[Ref]

Dermatologic

Very common (10% or more): Rash[Ref]

Local

Very common (10% or more): Injection site pain[Ref]

Cardiovascular

Frequency not reported: Cardiac failure, myocardial infarction, tachyarrhythmia, atrioventricular block, transient ischemic attack, deep vein thrombosis, hypotension, syncope[Ref]

Nervous system

Very common (10% or more): Headache

Frequency not reported: Convulsions, Parkinsonian gait, Parkinsonian rest tremor, gait disturbance[Ref]

Respiratory

Frequency not reported: Pulmonary embolism, interstitial lung disease, bronchospasm, tachypnea, chest discomfort[Ref]

Hematologic

Frequency not reported: Neutropenia, thrombocytopenia[Ref]

Renal

Frequency not reported: Renal failure, proteinuria[Ref]

Metabolic

Frequency not reported: Hyponatremia, hypoglycemia, hypertriglyceridemia[Ref]

Musculoskeletal

Common (1% to 10%): Myalgia, arthralgia, back pain

Psychiatric

Common (1% to 10%): Depression

Frequency not reported: Confusion, disorientation, hallucination[Ref]

Hepatic

Very common (10% or more): Hepatic enzymes increased[Ref]

Other

Very common (10% or more): Fever, chills, fatigue[Ref]

References

1. Product Information. Actimmune (interferon gamma-1b). Horizon Therapeutics USA Inc. 2019.

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.