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Carbaglu Side Effects Center
Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP
Carbaglu (carglumic acid) is a man-made form of a liver enzyme used to treat hyperammonemia, a urea cycle disorder caused by lack of a certain liver enzyme. It is usually given with other medications to treat this lifelong disorder. Common side effects include vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, headache, stuffy nose, or sore throat.
The recommended initial dose of Carbaglu for acute hyperammonemia is 100 mg/kg/day to 250 mg/kg/day. Concomitant administration of other ammonia lowering therapies is recommended. Carbaglu may interact with other drugs. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. It is unknown if Carbaglu will harm a fetus. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using this medication. It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
Our Carbaglu (carglumic acid) Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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Carbaglu in Detail - Patient Information: Side Effects
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
- fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms, sores in your mouth and throat;
- pale skin, feeling light-headed or short of breath, rapid heart rate, trouble concentrating; or
- pain or fullness in your ear, hearing problems.
Less serious side effects may include:
- vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain;
- headache; or
- stuffy nose, sore throat.
Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Carbaglu (Carglumic Acid Tablets) »
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Carbaglu FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
Retrospective Case Series Experience
The most common adverse reactions (occurring in ≥ 13% of patients), regardless of causality, are: Infections, vomiting, abdominal pain, pyrexia, tonsilitis, anemia, ear infection, diarrhea, nasopharyngitis, and headache.
Table 1 summarizes adverse reactions occurring in 2 or more patients treated with Carbaglu in the retrospective case series. Because these reactions were reported retrospectively, it is not always possible to reliably estimate their frequency or establish a causal relationship to drug exposure.
Table 1: Adverse Reactions Reported in ≥ 2
Patients in the Retrospective Case Series treated with Carbaglu
|System Organ Class Preferred Term||Number of Patients
|Blood and lymphatic system disorders|
|Ear and labyrinth disorders|
|Ear infection||3 (13)|
|Abdominal pain||4 (17)|
|General disorders and administration site conditions|
|Infections and infestations|
|Hemoglobin decreased||3 (13)|
|Weight decreased||2 (9)|
|Metabolism and nutrition disorders|
|Nervous system disorders|
|Skin and subcutaneous tissue disorders|
Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Carbaglu (Carglumic Acid Tablets) »
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