Are there any adverse effects?
Starting with a low dose and increasing it gradually helps reduce the likelihood and severity of gastrointestinal/stomach problems and other side effects.
You may experience some side effects during treatment although not everybody gets them.
The most common things people notice are gut-related side effects and flushing. These are usually mild, tend to appear during the first few weeks of treatment and should improve or go away as you continue treatment:
Gut-related side effects may include diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting or cramps. Other side effects not related to the gut include:
- Flushing (reddening of the face or body)
- Reduced white cell count (leucocytes and lymphocytes)
For the full list of adverse event please refer to the Summary of Patient Characteristics and Patient Information Leaflet accessible via the links below
Your healthcare professional will let you know when you are due for a test so you can schedule your next appointment.
Summary of Product Characteristics and Patient Information Leaflet
SmPC and PIL in the UK. https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/product/752/smpc
SmPC and PIl in IRE. https://www.medicines.ie/medicines/skilarence-30-mg-120-mg-gastro-resisistant-tablets-34681/patient-info