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What are the side effects of certolizumab pegol?

Certolizumab pegol can make a person more at risk for serious and even fatal illnesses, such as tuberculosis, invasive fungal infections, bacterial infections and viral infections. Let your doctor know immediately if you experience symptoms of infection, such as fatigue, fever, sweating, chills, difficulty breathing, weight loss, sore throat or cough. Possible minor side effects of certolizumab include: discomfort or redness at the site of the injection; sinus discomfort; stomach ache; nasal congestion; diarrhea; or constipation. Severe side effects include: skin conditions such as a rash, blistering or peeling; convulsions; joint or muscle pain; a burning sensation or discomfort while urinating; vision problems; difficulty breathing; swelling of the extremities; chest pain; urine that is not clear or contains blood; congestion in the ears; persistent cough with blood or mucus; swollen glands; loss of voice; pain in the back or side; fatigue; unusual bruising or bleeding; abnormal heartbeat; rapid weight gain or loss; and yellow skin or eyes. If you should experience any of these severe reactions, seek immediate medical attention. Also, seek emergency care if you have an allergic reaction marked by hives, itchy rash, breathing trouble or swelling in the face, mouth and throat.

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