Iprivask Side Effects
Generic Name: desirudin
Note: This document contains side effect information about desirudin. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Iprivask.
Some side effects of Iprivask may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.
For the Consumer
Applies to desirudin: subcutaneous powder for solution
Along with its needed effects, desirudin (the active ingredient contained in Iprivask) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking desirudin:More common
- Bleeding gums
- collection of blood under the skin
- coughing up blood
- deep, dark purple bruise
- difficulty with breathing or swallowing
- increased menstrual flow or vaginal bleeding
- itching, pain, redness, or swelling
- prolonged bleeding from cuts
- red or black, tarry stools
- red or dark brown urine
- shortness of breath
- Changes in skin color, pain, tenderness, or swelling of the foot or leg
- fast heartbeat
- pale skin
- puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
- skin rash
- tightness in the chest
- troubled breathing with exertion
- unusual bleeding or bruising
- unusual tiredness or weakness
- wound secretion
- Blood in the urine
- blurred vision
- dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
- severe or sudden headache
- sudden loss of coordination
- sudden slurring of speech
- tenderness, pain, swelling, warmth, skin discoloration, and prominent superficial veins over affected area
- trouble healing
- vomiting of blood or material that looks like coffee grounds
Some side effects of desirudin may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:Less common
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to desirudin: subcutaneous powder for injection
Hematologic side effects including hemorrhage (30%) and hematomas are among the most serious and commonly reported side effects. In addition, anemia, thrombosis, thrombophlebitis, decreased hemoglobin, and cerebrovascular disorder have been reported.
Other reported side effects have included wound secretion, leg edema, fever, hematuria, dizziness, epistaxis, impaired healing, leg pain and hematemesis.
Cardiovascular side effects including hypotension have been rarely reported.
Gastrointestinal side effects including nausea and vomiting have been reported rarely.
Local side effects including injection site mass have been reported infrequently.
Hypersensitivity reactions including at least one case report of acute urticaria following desirudin (the active ingredient contained in Iprivask) administration have been reported.
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