Drug information provided by: Merative, Micromedex®

It is very important that your doctor check your or your child's progress closely while you are receiving this medicine. This will allow your doctor to see if the medicine is working properly. Blood and urine tests will be needed to check for unwanted effects.

This medicine may cause acute respiratory distress syndrome and metabolic acidosis in newborns and infants after rapid infusion. Check with your doctor right away if your child has blue lips, fingernails, or skin, difficult, confusion, drowsiness, fast breathing, muscle tremors, nausea, restlessness, stomach cramps, or unusual tiredness or weakness.

This medicine may cause serious allergic reactions. Check with your doctor right away if you have bluish color of fingernails, lips, skin, palms, or nail beds, blurred vision, chest tightness, confusion, cough, dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position, fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse, nausea, sweating, trouble breathing, unusual tiredness or weakness, or vomiting.

This medicine may increase your risk of developing infections. Avoid being near people who are sick or have infections while you or your child are receiving this medicine. Wash your hands often. Tell your doctor if you have any kind of infection before you start receiving this medicine. Also tell your doctor if you have ever had an infection that would not go away or an infection that kept coming back.

Call your doctor right away if you or your child start to have a cough that will not go away, weight loss, night sweats, fever, chills, or flu-like symptoms, such as a runny or stuffy nose, headache, blurred vision, or feeling generally ill. These may be signs that you have an infection.

This medicine may cause a rare condition called fat overload syndrome. Tell your doctor right away if you or your child have a fever, chills, cough, sore throat, right upper abdominal or stomach pain and fullness, or unusual bleeding, bruising, or weakness.

Call your doctor if you or your child have redness, swelling, pain, or infection at the injection site.

This medicine may cause electrolyte imbalance, fluid overload, and aluminum toxicity (too much aluminum in the blood), which may damage the brain and can be life-threatening. Talk to your doctor if you have concerns.

Before you have any medical tests, tell the medical doctor in charge that you are receiving this medicine. The results of some tests may be affected by this medicine.

Do not take other medicines unless they have been discussed with your doctor. This includes prescription or nonprescription (over-the-counter [OTC]) medicines and herbal or vitamin supplements.