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Ofatumumab Side Effects

In some cases, ofatumumab can cause significant side effects. For example, make sure to contact your healthcare provider right away if you are using this drug and experience vision problems, confusion, or unusual bleeding. Some of the more common side effects may include infections, diarrhea, and fatigue. Most people who receive this chemotherapy drug will experience some type of side effect.

An Introduction to Side Effects of Ofatumumab

Just like any medicine, ofatumumab (Arzerra®) can cause side effects. In some cases, the side effects can be significant. Although not everyone who receives the medication will have problems, most people will experience some type of side effect during ofatumumab treatment. Talk to your healthcare provider about ways you can manage some of these reactions.
 
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with ofatumumab. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)
 

Serious Ofatumumab Side Effects

Some side effects of ofatumumab are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
 
  • Signs of an allergic or infusion reaction (a reaction that happens while receiving or soon after your dose), such as:
 
    • Fever
    • Chills
    • An unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Dizziness
    • Unexplained swelling, especially of the mouth, lips, or throat
    • Back pain
    • Abdominal (stomach) pain
    • Chest pain
    • Sudden redness and warmth of the face, neck, and chest
    • Wheezing or difficulty breathing
    • Difficulty swallowing
 
  • Signs of infection, such as:

 

    • Fever
    • Chills
    • Aches and pains
    • Swollen glands
    • Sore throat
    • Coughing
 
  • Signs of anemia, such as:
 
    • Unusual tiredness
    • Weakness
    • Pale skin
    • Shortness of breath
 
  • Dizziness, loss of balance, or problems walking
  • Vision problems
  • Difficulty talking, thinking, or remembering things
  • Confusion
  • Unusual bleeding or bruising
  • Small reddish or purple blood spots on your skin
  • Yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes (jaundice)
  • Abdominal (stomach) pain, cramping, or swelling (distention)
  • An inability to have a bowel movement
  • Nausea and vomiting.
 
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