Read the side effects of Siltuximab as described in the medical literature. In case of any doubt consult your doctor or pharmacist.
The most common side effects of siltuximab are weight gain
, infection of the airways, skin rashes and pruritus (itching)
The other side effects are : Gastrointestinal:
Constipation, decreased appetite, stomach pain Blood:
Low platelet level, fluid accumulation, abnormal blood pressure, high level of uric acid, cholesterol, and triglycerides Nervous system: Headache Respiratory:
Throat pain, cough, sneezing, nasal obstruction Others: Dry skin
, skin hyperpigmentation, kidney damage
Other Precautions :
Female of childbearing potential are advised to avoid pregnancy by using an effective contraception during the treatment and continue for 3 months after the last infusion of siltuximab.
Patients must be advised to consult the doctor immediately if any new infection or worsening of the existing medical conditions occur.
It is necessary to evaluate the patientís health status each time before a treatment cycle is given.