Precautions

Drug information provided by: Micromedex

It is very important that your doctor check the progress of you or your child at regular visits to make sure this medicine is working properly. Blood tests may be needed to check for unwanted effects.

Check with your doctor right away at the first sign of an infection, such as fever, chills, cough, sore throat, or unusual tiredness or weakness.

This medicine may cause serious allergic reactions that require immediate medical attention. Tell your doctor right away if you or your child have a rash, itching skin, dizziness, lightheadedness, or fainting, swelling of the face, tongue, or throat, trouble breathing, or chest pain after you receive the medicine.

Check with your doctor right away if you or your child are having pain in the upper left part of your stomach or at the tip of the left shoulder. This could be a symptom of a serious side effect with the spleen.

Check with your doctor right away if you or your child develop fever, shortness of breath, chest pain or tightness, or trouble breathing. These could be symptoms of a serious lung condition called acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).

This medicine may cause bleeding in the lungs. Check with your doctor right away if you or your child cough up blood or have blood in your sputum (spit).

Check with your doctor right away if you have black or tarry stools, bleeding gums, blood in the urine or stools, pinpoint red spots on the skin, or unusual bleeding or bruising after receiving this medicine.

The needle cover of the prefilled syringe contains dry natural rubber (a derivative of latex). This may cause an allergic reaction in people who are sensitive to latex. Tell your doctor if you or your child have a latex allergy before you start using this medicine.