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Carglumic Acid
Specialty Drug

Carbaglu

CARGLUMIC ACID is used to lower the amount of ammonia in the blood of patients with N-acetylglutamate synthase deficiency. This medicine is not a cure. Compare CPS 1 activator.
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Carglumic Acid Side Effects

What should I watch for?

Tell your doctor or healthcare professional if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse.

Wear a medical ID bracelet or chain and carry a card that describes your disease and details of your medicine and dosage times.

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Common and Rare Side Effects

Along with its needed effects, a medicine 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:

More common

Chills

cough or hoarseness

decreased weight

diarrhea

fever or chills

general feeling of discomfort or illness

headache

increased sweating

joint pain

loss of appetite

lower back or side pain

muscle aches and pains

nausea

painful or difficult urination

pale skin

runny nose

shivering

sore throat

sweating

trouble sleeping

troubled breathing with exertion

unusual bleeding or bruising

unusual tiredness or weakness

vomiting

Get emergency help immediately if any of the following symptoms of overdose occur:

Symptoms of overdose

Fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse

increase in mucous from the lungs

restlessness

Some side effects 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

Abdominal or stomach pain

change in hearing

change in taste

congestion

ear drainage

earache or pain in the ear

lack or loss of strength

loss of taste

rash

sleepiness or unusual drowsiness

stuffy or runny nose

swollen glands

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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