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Erenumab - Side Effects, Precautions, and Contraindications

What side effects can Erenumab cause?

  • ​Pain, redness, itching or swelling at the injection site
  • Constipation 
  • Muscle spasm or muscle cramps
  • High blood pressure

The symptoms of a drug allergy can happen within hours to days after using erenumab. It includes one or more of the following:

  • Swollen face/eyes/lips/tongue
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Itchy skin rashes over your whole body

Other symptoms that you should seek medical help,

  • Severe constipation may happen after taking this medication
  • Worsening of high blood pressure

If you experience any of these symptoms, you should stop your medication and see your healthcare professional immediately.

Before taking Erenumab, what precautions must I follow?

​Inform your healthcare professional if:

  • You are allergic to this medication or any of the other ingredients of this medication.
  • You are allergic to latex or rubber.
  • You have uncontrolled blood pressure, kidney or liver diseases.
  • You are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding.
  • You are taking any other medications, including supplements, traditional medications and herbal remedies.

What food or medicine must I avoid when I take Erenumab?

Erenumab - Additional Information

  • Updated on Sunday, February 28, 2021
  • Article contributed by PSS National Medication Information Workgroup PSS National Medication Information Workgroup

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