Drug information provided by: Merative, Micromedex®

It is very important that your doctor check your progress at regular visits to make sure this medicine is working properly. Blood and urine tests may be needed to check for unwanted effects.

This medicine may cause a vein inflammation where the needle was placed. Check with your doctor if you have bluish skin color, pain, swelling, or tenderness at the injection site, or swelling of the foot or leg.

Hemin injection may increase iron levels in the blood. Talk to your doctor if you have concerns.

Check with your doctor if you have a decrease in the amount of your urine. This may be a symptom of a kidney problem.

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.