Side Effects

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Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Because of the way that anti-thymocyte globulin (rabbit) acts on the body, there is a chance that it may cause effects that may not occur until years after the medicine is used. These delayed effects may include certain types of cancer, such as lymphomas and skin cancers. Discuss these possible effects with your doctor.

Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

  1. Black, tarry stools
  2. bladder pain
  3. chest pain
  4. chills
  5. cloudy or bloody urine
  6. cold
  7. confusion
  8. cough or hoarseness
  9. fast heartbeat
  10. fever
  11. flu-like symptoms
  12. frequent urge to urinate
  13. high blood pressure
  14. irregular or slow heartbeat
  15. lower back or side pain
  16. numbness or tingling around lips hands, or feet
  17. painful or difficult urination
  18. shortness of breath or troubled breathing
  19. sore throat
  20. sores, ulcers, or white spots on lips or in mouth
  21. swollen glands
  22. tiredness or weakness
  23. unexplained anxiety
  24. unusual bleeding or bruising
  25. weakness or heaviness of legs

Less common

  1. Burning or stinging of skin
  2. painful cold sores or blisters on lips, nose, eyes, or genitals

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common

  1. Abdominal pain
  2. diarrhea
  3. difficult or labored breathing
  4. dizziness
  5. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  6. headache
  7. loss of strength or energy
  8. muscle pain or weakness
  9. nausea
  10. pain
  11. swelling of ankles, feet, and fingers
  12. tightness in chest
  13. unusual weak feeling
  14. wheezing

Less common

  1. White patches on mouth, tongue, or throat

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.