Precautions

Drug information provided by: Micromedex

It is very important that your doctor check your progress at regular visits. This will allow your doctor to see if the medicine is working properly and to decide if you should continue to receive it.

This medicine may cause serious allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis. Anaphylaxis can be life-threatening and requires immediate medical attention. Call your doctor or nurse right away if you have a rash, itching, hoarseness, trouble breathing, trouble swallowing, or any swelling of your hands, face, or mouth after receiving this medicine.

Wear compression stockings or support hose on the treated legs continuously for 2 to 3 days or for 5 to 7 days, and for 2 to 3 weeks during daytime. This would help prevent formation of blood clots.

It is recommended for you to walk for 10 to 20 minutes immediately after the treatment and daily for the next few days, unless your doctor tells you otherwise.

This medicine may cause a permanent depression (necrosis) under the skin at the injection site. Contact your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects at the injection site: depressed or indented skin, blue-green to black skin discoloration, or pain, redness, or sloughing (peeling) of the skin.

Avoid heavy exercise, sunbathing, long plane flights, and hot baths or sauna for 2 to 3 days after receiving this medicine.