Ablavar Side Effects
Generic Name: gadofosveset trisodium
Note: This page contains information about the side effects of gadofosveset trisodium. Some of the dosage forms included on this document may not apply to the brand name Ablavar.
Not all side effects for Ablavar may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.
For the Consumer
Applies to gadofosveset trisodium: injection solution
In addition to its needed effects, some unwanted effects may be caused by gadofosveset trisodium (the active ingredient contained in Ablavar). In the event that any of these side effects do occur, they may require medical attention.
If any of the following side effects occur while taking gadofosveset trisodium, check with your doctor or nurse immediately:More common
- difficulty with swallowing
- fast heartbeat
- puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
- shortness of breath
- skin rash
- tightness in the chest
- unusual tiredness or weakness
- Blurred vision
- burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
- feeling faint, dizzy, or lightheaded
- feeling of warmth or heat
- flushing or redness of the skin, especially on the face and neck
- pounding in the ears
- slow or fast heartbeat
Some of the side effects that can occur with gadofosveset trisodium may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:Less common
- Bleeding, blistering, burning, coldness, discoloration of the skin, feeling of pressure, hives, infection, inflammation, itching, lumps, numbness, pain, rash, redness, scarring, soreness, stinging, swelling, tenderness, tingling, ulceration, or warmth at the injection site
- change in taste
- feeling cold
- loss of taste
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to gadofosveset trisodium: intravenous solution
Hypersensitivity side effects have included anaphylaxis and anaphylactoid reactions.[Ref]
Dermatologic side effects have included pruritus.[Ref]
Local side effects have included injection site bruising, burning sensation, and venipuncture site bruise.[Ref]
Nervous system side effects have included headache, paresthesia, and dizziness (excluding vertigo).[Ref]
Cardiovascular side effects have included vasodilatation and hypertension.[Ref]
Gastrointestinal side effects have included nausea and dysgeusia.[Ref]
General side effects have included feeling cold.[Ref]
1. "Product Information. Vasovist (gadofosveset trisodium)." Bayer Pharmaceutical Inc, West Haven, CT.
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