Side Effects of Golimumab

In clinical trials of golimumab, side effects that were reported the most often included high blood pressure and redness of the skin at the injection site. Although most people have no problems with this medication, serious reactions can occur. Notify your healthcare provider immediately if you experience unexplained swelling, difficulty breathing, or any other potentially dangerous symptoms.

An Introduction to Side Effects of Golimumab

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with golimumab (Simponi™). However, not everyone who takes the medication will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible golimumab side effects. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)

Golimumab Side Effects to Report

Some side effects with golimumab, while occurring infrequently, are potentially serious and should be reported to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
  • Symptoms of an infection, including cough, chills, fever, or weakness
  • Worsening of an existing hepatitis B infection
  • Difficulty breathing, especially accompanied by water retention or swelling, which may be signs of congestive heart failure (CHF)
  • Unusual skin or mole changes (signs of skin cancer)
  • A worsening of multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, including:
    • An unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Wheezing or difficulty breathing
    • Unexplained swelling.
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