Bcg Side Effects
Not all side effects for bcg 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 bcg: intradermal powder for solution
Other dosage forms:
Along with its needed effects, bcg may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.More common
- Accumulation of pus
- peeling or scaling of the skin
- sores at place of injection
- sores at different sites of the skin
- swollen lymph glands
- increase in bone pain
- skin rash
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to bcg: intravesical powder for reconstitution, percutaneous powder for injection
Genitourinary side effects including dysuria (54%), urinary frequency (40%), hematuria (39%), cystitis (29%), urinary tract infection (18%), urgency (18%), genital pain (10%), urinary incontinence (6%), cramps (6%), and contracted bladder (5%) were most commonly reported.
Nervous system side effects including malaise (40%) and arthralgia/myalgia (7%) have been reported.
Hematologic side effects including anemia (21%), leukopenia (5%), and coagulopathy (3%) have been reported.
Gastrointestinal side effects including nausea/vomiting (16%), anorexia (11%), diarrhea (6%), and abdominal pain (3%) have been reported.
General side effects including fever (38%), chills (34%), and headache (2%) have been reported.
Immunologic side effects including systemic infection (3%) and pulmonary infection (3%) have been reported. Four cases of immune reconstitution syndrome have also been reported.
Renal side effects including renal toxicity (10%) have been reported.
Dermatologic side effects including skin rash (2%) have been rarely reported.
Unclassified cardiovascular side effects were infrequently reported (3%).
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