Precautions

Drug information provided by: IBM Micromedex

Your doctor will check your progress closely while you or your child is receiving this medicine. This will allow your doctor to see if the medicine is working properly and to decide if you should continue to receive it and to check for unwanted effects.

This medicine may cause a serious type of allergic reaction called anaphylaxis. Anaphylaxis requires immediate medical attention. The most serious signs of this reaction are very fast or irregular breathing, gasping for breath, or fainting. Other signs may include changes in color of the skin of the face, very fast but irregular heartbeat or pulse, hive-like swellings on the skin, and puffiness or swellings of the eyelids or around the eyes. If these side effects occur, get emergency help at once.

Tell your doctor right away if you or your child has redness, swelling, or peeling of the skin, or severe pain or loss of feeling in the arm for several hours after receiving this medicine.

Tell your doctor if you or your child has nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or stomach pain after receiving this medicine.

You or your child may notice a strong taste in your mouth after this medicine is injected. Your skin may have a yellowish discoloration for about 6 to 12 hours after your test. Your urine may appear bright yellow for up to 36 hours after your test.