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Ultresa Side Effects

It is possible for people who are taking Ultresa to develop side effects like headaches, nosebleeds, and a sore throat. Although most reactions to this prescription medicine tend to be minor, there are also serious problems that can occur. Contact your healthcare provider right away if you experience difficulty breathing, trouble passing stool, or vomiting.

An Introduction to Ultresa Side Effects

Just any medicine, Ultresa® (pancrelipase) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the drug 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 Ultresa. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)

Common Side Effects With Ultresa

Ultresa has been studied extensively in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects that occurred in a group of people taking Ultresa were carefully documented and compared to side effects that occurred in a group of people taking a placebo (a "sugar pill" with no active ingredient). 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 side effects of Ultresa included:
  • Headache -- in up to 7 percent of people
  • Sore throat -- in up to 7 percent
  • Nosebleed -- up to 7 percent.

Ultresa Medication Information

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