Cayston Side Effects
Some of the potential side effects of Cayston include a stuffy nose, wheezing, and a sore throat. Because potentially dangerous reactions can occur with this antibiotic, make sure to seek medical attention if you develop anything that doesn't seem right. Some of the serious problems can include chest tightness, unexplained swelling, and blisters in the mouth.
Just like any medicine, Cayston® (aztreonam for inhalation solution) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses 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 Cayston. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)
Cayston has been studied extensively in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects that occurred in a group of people using the drug were carefully documented and compared to those that occurred in a similar group of people using a placebo (an inhalation with no active ingredients). As a result, it was possible to see what side effects occurred, how often they appeared, and how they compared to the placebo.
In clinical studies, the most common Cayston side effects included:
- Cough -- in up to 54 percent of people
- Stuffy nose (nasal congestion) -- up to 16 percent
- Wheezing -- up to 16 percent
- Fever -- up to 13 percent
- Sore throat -- up to 12 percent
- Chest discomfort -- up to 8 percent
- Abdominal (stomach) pain -- up to 7 percent
- Vomiting -- up to 6 percent
- Constriction (narrowing) of the airways (bronchospasm) -- 3 percent.