Welcome Visitor, Sign Up for Free!
Average User Rating:
Raptiva, 0 / 5 (0 votes)

Raptiva Side Effects

A Raptiva package that contains vials and syringes to administer.
Allergic-type reactions (hives, breathing difficulty, swelling in face, lips, tongue, throat) should be immediately inspected by a medical professional.

Serious side effects

  • Decreased immune system function (immunosupression)
  • Increased sensitivity to light, pale/yellow skin, dark colored urine, confusion/weakness, purple spots on the skin, seizures, numbness in face and body and vision, speech, swallowing, bladder/bowel function problems with are all signs of a weakened central nervous system and the onset of progressive mulitfocal leukoencephalopathy (a rare brain and nervous system infection).
  • Serious infections (fever, chills, sore throat, flu symptoms) may occur such as skin infections (redness, tenderness, swelling) and respiratory infections (cough with yellow or green mucus, chest pain or tightness, wheezing, trouble breathing)
  • Easy injury and bleeding from a weakened immune system (nosebleeds, gum bleeds, mouth sores)
  • Bacterial sepsis, viral meningitis, and invasive fungal disease may occur and can all weaken the immune system even greater
  • Hematologic problems such as anemia, low platelets, and low red blood cell count may cause bleeding and tumors
  • Worsening of the psoriasis
  • In extreme cases cancer may occur

Common side effects

  • headache, muscle pain, and nausea or vomiting/loss of appetite (especially after the first dose)
  • back pain, including joint pain and stiffness, and swelling in hands and feet
  • New or worsening arthritis