Simponi Side Effects
Although most people tolerate the medication without any problems, side effects may occur with Simponi. In clinical trials, the most common reactions to the injectable drug included runny nose, sore throat, and redness at the injection site. Serious side effects may also occur; notify your healthcare provider immediately if you have trouble breathing or any other potentially dangerous symptoms.
An Introduction to Simponi Side EffectsAs with any medicine, side effects are possible with Simponi™ (golimumab). 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 side effects with Simponi. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)
Common Side Effects of SimponiSimponi 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, people in both groups were taking other medications along with either Simponi or the placebo to treat their conditions (ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, or rheumatoid arthritis).
In these studies, some of the most common Simponi side effects 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:
- Sinus infection
- The flu
- Sore throat
- Cold sores
- Unusual sensations (such as tingling or pricking).