SIDE EFFECTS: The most common adverse reactions of belimumab are:
- stomach pain,
- stuffy or runny nose,
- cough (bronchitis),
- leg or arm pain,
- migraine, and sore throat.
Other important side effects of belimumab include:
- allergic or infusion-related reactions such as itching; swelling of the face,
- tongue, mouth, or throat as well as
- difficulty breathing,
- low blood pressure,
- redness, or
- swelling of the skin.
Infections, heart problems, depression, and suicide have also occurred in patients taking belimumab. Like other drugs that reduce the activity of the immune system, belimumab may increase the risk of certain cancers.
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