Ontak Side Effects
Generic name: denileukin diftitox
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Jun 21, 2022.
Note: This document contains side effect information about denileukin diftitox. Some dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Ontak.
Applies to denileukin diftitox: parenteral injection concentrate.
Side effects include:
Hypoalbuminemia, chills/fever, asthenia, infection, chest pain, hypotension, vasodilation, edema, dyspnea, nausea/vomiting, anorexia, diarrhea, anemia, increase in serum aminotransferase concentrations, dizziness, pain, headache, cough, rash, pruritus.
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to denileukin diftitox: intravenous solution.
Very common (10% or more): Infusion reactions (up to 70.5%), pyrexia (up to 63.6%), rigors (up to 47.3%), fatigue (up to 46.7%), peripheral edema (up to 25.5%), asthenia (up to 18.2%), pain (up to 12.7%), chest pain (up to 12.7%)[Ref]
Very common (10% or more): Capillary leak syndrome (up to 32.5%), hypotension (up to 16.4%)[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Visual changes (e.g., visual acuity loss)[Ref]
Very common (10% or more): Rash (up to 24.4%), pruritus (up to 18.2%)[Ref]
Postmarketing reports: Thyroid conditions (hyperthyroidism, thyroiditis, thyrotoxicosis, and hypothyroidism)
Very common (10% or more): Increased ALT or increased AST (up to 84%)[Ref]
Very common (10% or more): Anorexia (up to 20%)[Ref]
Very common (10% or more): Headache (up to 28.9%), dizziness (up to 12.7%), dysgeusia (up to 10.9%)[Ref]
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Related treatment guides
1. "Product Information. Ontak (denileukin diftitox)." Ligand Pharmaceuticals (2001):
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