Tracleer Side Effects
Extensive clinical studies have shown that some of the most common side effects of Tracleer include headaches, swelling, and respiratory tract infections. In most cases, people tend to tolerate this medicine well. However, contact your healthcare provider immediately if you develop serious problems, such as signs of liver problems, infections, or allergic reactions.
An Introduction to Tracleer Side Effects
Just like any medication, Tracleer® (bosentan) 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 many 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 Tracleer. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)
Common Side Effects of Tracleer
Tracleer has been studied extensively in clinical trials. In these studies, one group of people received the real medication, while another group was given a placebo (a "sugar pill" 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 these studies, the most common Tracleer side effects included:
- Respiratory tract infections, such as the common cold -- in up to 22 percent of people
- Headache -- up to 15 percent
- Swelling due to fluid retention, usually in the legs, ankles, or feet -- up to 11 percent
- Chest pain -- up to 5 percent
- Fainting -- up to 5 percent.
Other common reactions, occurring in 3 percent to 4 percent of people, included:
- Flushing (sudden warmth and redness of the face, neck, and chest area)
- Low blood pressure (hypotension)
- Inflammation or infection of the sinuses, which could cause nasal stuffiness
- Joint pain
- Increase in certain liver enzymes (found using a blood test)
- Feelings of a pounding or racing heartbeat