Gadobenate dimeglumine Side Effects

Not all side effects for gadobenate dimeglumine 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 gadobenate dimeglumine: intravenous solution

In addition to its needed effects, some unwanted effects may be caused by gadobenate dimeglumine. 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 gadobenate dimeglumine, check with your doctor or nurse immediately:

Rare
  • Abdominal or stomach pain
  • anxiety
  • back pain
  • black, tarry stools
  • bladder pain
  • bloody or cloudy urine
  • blue lips and fingernails
  • blurred vision
  • burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  • chest pain or discomfort
  • chills
  • confusion
  • convulsions
  • cough
  • coughing that sometimes produces a pink frothy sputum
  • dark urine
  • decreased urination
  • deep or fast breathing with dizziness
  • difficult or labored breathing
  • difficult, burning, or painful urination
  • difficult, fast, or noisy breathing, sometimes with wheezing
  • difficulty with breathing or swallowing
  • dizziness
  • dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  • excessive muscle tone
  • fainting
  • fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat
  • fever
  • frequent urge to urinate
  • general feeling of discomfort or illness
  • headache
  • hives
  • inability to move the legs or arms
  • increased sweating
  • itching
  • lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting
  • lower back or side pain
  • muscle stiffness
  • muscle tension or tightness
  • nausea
  • nervousness
  • numbness of the feet, hands, and around the mouth
  • pain in the shoulders, arms, jaw, or neck
  • pain or redness at the injection site
  • pale skin
  • pale skin at the injection site
  • paralysis of one side of the body
  • pounding heartbeat
  • pounding in the ears
  • problems with speech or speaking
  • puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  • reddening of the skin, especially around the ears
  • shakiness in the legs, arms, hands, or feet
  • shortness of breath
  • skin rash
  • sore throat
  • sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
  • sudden shortness of breath or troubled breathing
  • sugar in the urine
  • sweating
  • swelling in the legs and ankles
  • swelling of the eyes, face, or inside of the nose
  • swollen glands
  • tightness in the chest
  • tiredness
  • trembling or shaking of the hands or feet
  • unusual bleeding or bruising
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
  • wheezing
  • yellow eyes or skin

Some of the side effects that can occur with gadobenate dimeglumine 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
  • feeling hot
Rare
  • Acid or sour stomach
  • bad, unusual, or unpleasant (after) taste
  • belching
  • blurred or loss of vision
  • change in sense of smell
  • change in taste
  • continuing ringing or buzzing or other unexplained noise in the ears
  • decreased awareness or responsiveness
  • diarrhea
  • difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)
  • difficulty with moving
  • disturbed color perception
  • double vision
  • dry mouth
  • ear pain
  • feeling unusually cold
  • halos around lights
  • hearing loss
  • heartburn
  • hives or welts
  • indigestion
  • joint pain
  • lack or loss of strength
  • loss of bowel control
  • muscle aches or cramps
  • muscle spasms
  • night blindness
  • overbright appearance of lights
  • redness of the eye
  • redness of the skin
  • severe sleepiness
  • shivering
  • stomach discomfort, upset, or pain
  • stuffy nose
  • swelling of the eyelid
  • swollen joints
  • tunnel vision
  • vomiting

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to gadobenate dimeglumine: intravenous solution

Cardiovascular

Cardiovascular side effects have included hypertension, vasodilatation, and tachycardia.

Gastrointestinal

Gastrointestinal side effects have included nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.

Hematologic

Hematologic side effects have included anemia.

Nervous system

Nervous system side effects have included headache, paresthesia, and dizziness.

Dermatologic

Dermatologic side effects have included rash.

General

General side effects have included taste perversion.

Local

Local side effects have included pain and injection site reactions.

Hypersensitivity

Hypersensitivity side effects have included anaphylactic and anaphylactoid reactions involving cardiovascular, respiratory and/or cutaneous manifestations which ranged from mild to severe. Some patients experienced circulatory collapse and died. In most cases, initial symptoms occurred within minutes of administration and resolved with prompt emergency treatment.

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