Side Effects of Golimumab

Common Side Effects

Golimumab has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects that occur in a group of people taking the drug are documented and compared to those that occur in another group of people not taking the medicine. This way, it is possible to see what side effects occur, how often they appear, and how they compare to the group not taking the medicine.
In clinical studies of golimumab, people in both groups were taking other medications -- either along with golimumab or the placebo -- to treat their conditions (ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, or rheumatoid arthritis).
In these studies, some of the most common reactions to golimumab included:
  • Upper respiratory tract infections (such as the common cold) -- in up to 7 percent of people
  • Runny or stuffy nose and a sore throat -- up to 6 percent
  • Redness at the injection site -- up to 3 percent
  • High blood pressure -- up to 3 percent.
Some of the other common side effects (occurring in 1 to 2 percent of people) included:

Final Thoughts

You may experience some or none of the side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have problems with a medicine that you have never tried.
Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any adverse reactions while using this product. Also, let your healthcare provider know if you develop something that "just does not seem right." While it may not be a golimumab side effect, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.
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