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Parsabiv Side Effects

Generic Name: etelcalcetide

Note: This document contains side effect information about etelcalcetide. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Parsabiv.

Applies to etelcalcetide: intravenous solution

Along with its needed effects, etelcalcetide (the active ingredient contained in Parsabiv) 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 etelcalcetide:

More Common

  • Abdominal or stomach cramps
  • burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  • confusion
  • convulsions
  • difficulty with breathing
  • irregular heartbeats
  • muscle cramps in the hands, arms, feet, legs, or face
  • muscle spasms
  • numbness and tingling around the mouth, fingertips, or feet
  • tremor

Less Common

  • Chest pain
  • decreased urine output
  • difficulty with swallowing
  • dilated neck veins
  • extreme fatigue
  • fever
  • hives
  • irregular breathing
  • nausea
  • reddening of the skin, especially around the ears
  • swelling of the eyes, face, fingers, feet, lower legs, or inside of the nose
  • tightness in the chest
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
  • weight gain

Incidence Not Known

  • Bloody or black, tarry stools
  • constipation
  • fainting
  • irregular heartbeat recurrent
  • seizures
  • severe stomach pain
  • vomiting of blood or material that looks like coffee grounds

Some side effects of etelcalcetide 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

  • Diarrhea
  • headache
  • vomiting

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.

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