Precautions

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It is very important that your doctor check your or your child's progress closely while receiving the medicine to make sure it is working properly. Blood and urine tests are needed to check for unwanted effects.

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

This medicine may cause too much fluid in the blood (hypervolemia or hemodilution), which may lead to heart, blood vessel, or lung overload (swelling). Check with your doctor right away if you or your child has a headache, troubled breathing, chest pain or tightness, a bulging jugular vein, lightheadedness, or dizziness.

Check with your doctor right away if you or your child has bloody urine, blurred vision, change in the ability to see colors, especially blue or yellow, chest pain or discomfort, headache, irregular breathing or heartbeat, lower back or side pain, nausea, swelling of the face, fingers, or lower legs, troubled breathing, unusual tiredness or weakness, or vomiting.

This medicine is made from donated human blood. Some human blood products have transmitted certain viruses to people who have received them, although the risk is low. Human donors and donated blood are both tested for viruses to keep the transmission risk low. Talk with your doctor if you have concerns about this risk.

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