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Ontak Side Effects

Generic Name: denileukin diftitox

Note: This page contains side effects data for the generic drug denileukin diftitox. It is possible that some of the dosage forms included below may not apply to the brand name Ontak.

For the Consumer

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

Other

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]

Cardiovascular

Very common (10% or more): Capillary leak syndrome (up to 32.5%), hypotension (up to 16.4%)[Ref]

Ocular

Common (1% to 10%): Visual changes (e.g., visual acuity loss)[Ref]

Dermatologic

Very common (10% or more): Rash (up to 24.4%), pruritus (up to 18.2%)[Ref]

Endocrine

Postmarketing reports: Thyroid conditions (hyperthyroidism, thyroiditis, thyrotoxicosis, and hypothyroidism)

Gastrointestinal

Very common (10% or more): Nausea (up to 60%), vomiting (up to 34.5%), diarrhea (up to 22.2%)[Ref]

Hepatic

Very common (10% or more): Increased ALT or increased AST (up to 84%)[Ref]

Metabolic

Very common (10% or more): Anorexia (up to 20%)[Ref]

Musculoskeletal

Very common (10% or more): Myalgia (up to 20%), back pain (up to 18.2%), arthralgia (up to 15.6%)[Ref]

Nervous system

Very common (10% or more): Headache (up to 28.9%), dizziness (up to 12.7%), dysgeusia (up to 10.9%)[Ref]

Respiratory

Very common (10% or more): Cough (up to 20%), upper respiratory tract infection (up to 13.3%), dyspnea (up to 13.3%)[Ref]

References

1. "Product Information. Ontak (denileukin diftitox)." Ligand Pharmaceuticals, San Diego, CA.

It is possible that some side effects of Ontak 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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