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Somavert Side Effects

Generic name: pegvisomant

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Sep 28, 2023.

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

Applies to pegvisomant: subcutaneous powder for solution.

Serious side effects of Somavert

Along with its needed effects, pegvisomant (the active ingredient contained in Somavert) 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 immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking pegvisomant:

More common

Less common

Incidence not known

Other side effects of Somavert

Some side effects of pegvisomant 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

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to pegvisomant: subcutaneous powder for injection.

Hepatic

Frequency not reported: Liver test elevations[Ref]

Metabolic

Frequency not reported: Hypoglycemia in patients with diabetes mellitus[Ref]

Dermatologic

Frequency not reported: Lipohypertrophy[Ref]

Other

Frequency not reported: Cross-reactivity with growth hormone assay[Ref]

Hypersensitivity

Frequency not reported: Systemic hypersensitivity[Ref]

References

1. Product Information. Somavert (pegvisomant). Pharmacia and Upjohn. 2003.

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.