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Triheptanoin Side Effects

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Aug 11, 2022.

Applies to triheptanoin: oral solution.

Serious side effects of Triheptanoin

Along with its needed effects, triheptanoin may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Other side effects of Triheptanoin

Some side effects of triheptanoin 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
  • full or bloated feeling
  • nausea
  • pressure in the stomach
  • stomach discomfort, swelling, or pain
  • vomiting

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to triheptanoin: oral liquid.


Very common (10% or more): Abdominal pain (abdominal discomfort/pain/distention/pain upper, GI pain) (60%), diarrhea 44%, vomiting 44%, nausea 14%[Ref]


1. "Product Information. Dojolvi (triheptanoin)." Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical (2020):

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.