What are the risks of biologics?

The next few pages will explain some of the risks of biologics. Some side effects can include a scaly skin rash, fatigue, and reactions at the injection site.

Because biologics affect the immune system, they can rarely cause some serious side effects, such as infections. Also, the biologics that work by blocking TNF may also lead to lymphoma – a form of blood cancer.

However, the risk of getting these side effects is very low. The next few pages will help you better understand these risks.

Side effects

  • scaly skin rash
  • fatigue
  • reactions at injection site
  • lymphoma
  • serious infections