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Erenumab

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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

    The information provided is not intended as medical advice. Terms of use. Information provided by SingHealth

    ​If you take more than the recommended dose, please seek medical advice immediately. The information provided on this page does not replace information from your healthcare professional. Please consult your healthcare professional for more information.

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