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Tafamidis Side Effects

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Apr 5, 2022.

For the Consumer

Applies to tafamidis: oral capsule liquid filled

Side effects requiring immediate medical attention

Along with its needed effects, tafamidis 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 tafamidis:

Incidence not known

  • Cough
  • difficulty swallowing
  • dizziness
  • fast heartbeat
  • hives, itching, skin rash
  • puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips or, tongue
  • tightness in chest
  • unusual tiredness or weakness

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to tafamidis: oral capsule

Gastrointestinal

Very common (10% or more): Diarrhea, upper abdominal pain

Common (1% to 10%): Flatulence[Ref]

Genitourinary

Very common (10% or more): Urinary tract infection, vaginal infection

Common (1% to 10%): Cystitis[Ref]

Musculoskeletal

Common (1% to 10%): Myalgia, arthritis

Ocular

Common (1% to 10%): Cataract

Respiratory

Common (1% to 10%): Sinusitis

Other

Common (1% to 10%): Asthenia

Nervous system

Common (1% to 10%): Balance disorder

Dermatologic

Common (1% to 10%): Skin ulcer, hyperhidrosis

Frequently asked questions

References

1. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0

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.