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It is very important that your doctor check you or your child closely to make sure that this medicine is working properly. Blood and urine tests are needed to check for unwanted effects.
Do not give this medicine together with ceftriaxone in children younger than 28 days of age (neonates).
This medicine may increase your risk for blood clots forming in the lungs or veins. This can be life-threatening and requires immediate medical attention. Check with your doctor right away if you have a cough, chest pain, fast heartbeat, troubled breathing, dizziness, lightheadedness, or fainting, or tenderness, pain, swelling, warmth, skin discoloration, and prominent superficial veins over the affected area.
Serious allergic reactions may occur while you are using this medicine. Tell your doctor right away if you have the following symptoms: rapid, shallow breathing, trouble breathing, fast heartbeat, lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting, nausea or vomiting, rash or itching skin, or a fever or chills.
This medicine may increase your risk of developing infections. Call your doctor right away if you start to have a cough that won't go away, weight loss, night sweats, fever, chills, flu-like symptoms (such as a runny or stuffy nose, headache, blurred vision, or feeling generally ill), painful or difficult urination, or sores, ulcers, or white spots in the mouth or on the lips.
This medicine may affect your blood sugar levels. Check with your doctor right away if you have increased thirst or increased urination. If you notice a change in the results of your urine or blood sugar tests, or if you have any questions, talk with your doctor.
Call your doctor if you have redness, swelling, pain, or infection at the injection site.
This medicine may cause liver problems, including parenteral nutrition associated liver disease (PNALD). This usually occurs in patients who have been receiving parenteral nutrition for a long time, especially preterm infants. Check with your doctor right away if you have pain or tenderness in the upper stomach, pale stools, dark urine, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, or yellow eyes or skin.
This medicine may also cause electrolyte imbalance, fluid overload, and aluminum toxicity (too much aluminum in the blood). Talk to your doctor if you have concerns.