Perflutren Side Effects

It is possible that some side effects of perflutren may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.

Applies to perflutren: intravenous suspension

As well as its needed effects, perflutren may cause unwanted side effects that require medical attention.

If any of the following side effects occur while taking perflutren, check with your doctor or nurse immediately:

Rare
  • Black, tarry stools
  • blurred vision
  • chest pain
  • chills
  • difficulty with breathing
  • dizziness, severe or continuing
  • fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
  • hives
  • itching
  • lightheadedness when getting up from a lying or sitting position
  • shortness of breath
  • skin rash
  • slow or irregular heartbeat
  • swollen glands
  • unusual bleeding or bruising
Incidence not known
  • Cough
  • difficulty swallowing
  • dizziness
  • puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  • tightness in the chest
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
  • wheezing

Some perflutren side effects may not need any medical attention. As your body gets used to the medicine these side effects may disappear. Your health care professional may be able to help you prevent or reduce these side effects, but do check with them if any of the following side effects continue, or if you are concerned about them:

Less common
  • Back pain
  • feeling of warmth on the skin
  • headache
  • nausea
  • redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest
Rare
  • Acid or sour stomach
  • bruising
  • diarrhea
  • difficulty with moving
  • dizziness
  • dryness of the mouth
  • feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
  • fever
  • heartburn
  • indigestion
  • leg cramps
  • muscle stiffness or tension
  • pain at the injection site
  • pain or swelling in the joints
  • prickly or tingling sensation
  • sneezing or runny nose
  • stomach upset or pain

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