Natrecor Side Effects
Generic Name: nesiritide
Note: This page contains side effects data for the generic drug nesiritide. It is possible that some of the dosage forms included below may not apply to the brand name Natrecor.
Common side effects of Natrecor include: asymptomatic hypotension, hypotension, symptomatic hypotension, and increased serum creatinine. See below for a comprehensive list of adverse effects.
For the Consumer
Applies to nesiritide: intravenous powder for solution
As well as its needed effects, nesiritide (the active ingredient contained in Natrecor) may cause unwanted side effects that require medical attention.
Major Side Effects
If any of the following side effects occur while taking nesiritide, check with your doctor immediately:More common:
- Low blood pressure
- Bluish lips or skin
- chest pain, tightness, or discomfort
- cool, clammy skin
- difficulty in breathing or shortness of breath
- fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat
- unusual tiredness or weakness
Minor Side Effects
Some nesiritide side effects may not need any medical attention. As your body gets used to the medicine these side effects may disappear. Your health care professional may be able to help you prevent or reduce these side effects, but do check with them if any of the following side effects continue, or if you are concerned about them:More common:
- Abdominal or stomach pain
- back pain
- burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings on the skin
- change in vision
- coughing or spitting up blood
- increased cough
- itching skin
- leg cramps
- pain or irritation at the injection site
- pale skin, unusual bleeding or bruising
- sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
- trembling or shakiness
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to nesiritide: intravenous powder for injection
The most frequently reported side effects were hypotension, headache, nausea, renal impairment, and back pain.[Ref]
Very common (10% or more): Hypotension (12%)[Ref]
Very common (10% or more): GFR decreased (up to 31.4%), serum creatinine increased (up to 28%)[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Headache, dizziness[Ref]
Postmarketing reports: Pruritus, rash[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Back pain[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Hypoglycemia[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Nausea[Ref]
Postmarketing reports: Infusion site extravasation[Ref]
Postmarketing reports: Hypersensitivity reaction[Ref]
1. "Product Information. Natrecore (nesiritide)" Scios Inc, Sunnyvale, CA.
It is possible that some side effects of Natrecor may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.
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