Cimzia Side Effects

Side Effects to Report

There are a number of possible side effects with Cimzia that you should report to your healthcare provider. These include, but are not limited to:
  • Symptoms of an infection, including cough, chills, fever, or weakness
  • Worsening of an existing hepatitis B infection
  • Difficulty breathing, especially accompanied by water retention or swelling, which may be signs of congestive heart failure (CHF)
  • Seizures
  • Unusual skin or mole changes (signs of skin cancer)
  • Unexplained bruising or bleeding
  • Psychological disturbances, such as anxiety or suicidal behavior
  • Neurological disorders, such as multiple sclerosis, seizures, or nerve pain 
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, including an unexplained rash, hives, itching, wheezing or difficulty breathing, or unexplained swelling.

Less Common Side Effects Seen With Cimzia

Less common Cimzia side effects that have been reported include, but are not limited to:
  • Hair loss (see Cimzia and Hair Loss)
  • Menstrual problems or changes
  • Anemia
  • Elevated liver enzymes (found using a blood test).

Final Thoughts

It is possible that you may experience some or none of the Cimzia side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have side effects from a medicine that you have never tried. Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while taking Cimzia or if something "just does not seem right." While the issue may not be related to a side effect, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.
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