Simulect Side Effects

When Simulect was studied in clinical trials, some of the most commonly reported side effects included headaches, nausea, and general pain. While reactions such as these are typically minor, there are some potentially dangerous problems that require medical treatment. Call your healthcare provider right away if you develop potentially serious side effects, such as signs of an infection, chest pain, or problems breathing.

An Introduction to Simulect Side Effects

Just like any medicine, Simulect® (basiliximab) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who receives the medication will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Simulect. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)

Common Side Effects With Simulect

Simulect has been studied extensively in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects that occurred in a group of people given Simulect were documented and compared to the side effects that occurred in a similar group of people given a placebo (an injection with no active ingredients). As a result, it was possible to see what side effects occurred, how often they appeared, and how they compared to the placebo.
In these studies, common side effects that occurred in at least 10 percent of people given Simulect included but were not limited to:
Other common side effects, occurring in 3 percent to 10 percent of people, included but were not limited to:
  • Loss of strength or weakness
  • Chest pain
  • Fatigue
  • General discomfort
  • Chills
  • Low blood pressure (hypotension)
  • Abdominal (stomach) swelling
  • Gassiness
  • An overgrowth of gum tissue
  • Bleeding in the digestive tract (gastrointestinal bleeding)
  • Thrush (a fungal infection in the mouth)
  • Abnormal heartbeat (arrhythmia)
  • Fast heart rate
  • Weight gain
  • Muscle and joint pain
  • Back and leg pain
  • Cramps
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Dizziness
  • Tingling, numbing, or pricking sensations
  • Erectile dysfunction (impotence)
  • Coughing
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Excessive hair growth
  • Itching
  • Rash
  • Vision problems.

Simulect Medication Information

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