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Ganite Side Effects

Generic Name: gallium nitrate

Note: This page contains information about the side effects of gallium nitrate. Some of the dosage forms included on this document may not apply to the brand name Ganite.

Applies to gallium nitrate: intravenous solution

In addition to its needed effects, some unwanted effects may be caused by gallium nitrate (the active ingredient contained in Ganite). In the event that any of these side effects do occur, they may require medical attention.

More common:
  • Blood in urine
  • bone pain
  • greatly increased or decreased frequency of urination or amount of urine
  • increased thirst
  • loss of appetite
  • muscle weakness
  • nausea or vomiting
Less common:
  • Abdominal cramps
  • confusion
  • muscle spasms
  • Unusual tiredness or weakness

Severity: Minor

Some of the side effects that can occur with gallium nitrate 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:

More common:
  • Diarrhea
  • metallic taste

Not all side effects for Ganite may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.

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