Orencia Side Effects
What should I watch for?
Visit your doctor for regular check ups while you are taking this medicine. Tell your doctor or healthcare professional if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse.
Call your doctor or health care professional if you get a cold or other infection while receiving this medicine. Do not treat yourself. This medicine may decrease your body's ability to fight infection. Try to avoid being around people who are sick.
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 or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur:
bloody or cloudy urine
body aches or pain
cough producing mucus
difficult or labored breathing
difficult, burning, or painful urination
frequent urge to urinate
loss of voice
lower back or side pain
nausea or vomiting
pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones
stuffy or runny nose
tightness of the chest
unusual tiredness or weakness
burning or stinging of the skin
painful cold sores or blisters on the lips, nose, eyes, or genitals
pounding in the ears
slow or fast heartbeat
difficulty with swallowing
dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
hives or welts
stomach pain or tenderness
swelling of the face, throat, or tongue
Incidence not known
Redness, soreness, or itching of the skin
sores, welts, blisters
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:
bleeding, blistering, burning, coldness, discoloration of the skin, feeling of pressure, hives, infection, inflammation, itching, lumps, numbness, pain, rash, redness, scarring, soreness, stinging, swelling, tenderness, tingling, ulceration, or warmth at the injection site
stomach discomfort or upset
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.