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Vasovist Side Effects

Generic Name: gadofosveset trisodium

Note: This page contains side effects data for the generic drug gadofosveset trisodium. It is possible that some of the dosage forms included below may not apply to the brand name Vasovist.

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

For the Consumer

Applies to gadofosveset trisodium: injection solution

As well as its needed effects, gadofosveset trisodium (the active ingredient contained in Vasovist) may cause unwanted side effects that require medical attention.

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

More common
  • Cough
  • difficulty with swallowing
  • dizziness
  • fast heartbeat
  • hives
  • itching
  • puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  • shortness of breath
  • skin rash
  • tightness in the chest
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
  • wheezing
Less common
  • Blurred vision
  • burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  • feeling faint, dizzy, or lightheaded
  • feeling of warmth or heat
  • flushing or redness of the skin, especially on the face and neck
  • headache
  • nervousness
  • pounding in the ears
  • slow or fast heartbeat
  • sweating

Some gadofosveset trisodium 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
  • 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
  • change in taste
  • feeling cold
  • loss of taste
  • nausea

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to gadofosveset trisodium: intravenous solution

Hypersensitivity

Hypersensitivity side effects have included anaphylaxis and anaphylactoid reactions.

Dermatologic

Dermatologic side effects have included pruritus.

Local

Local side effects have included injection site bruising, burning sensation, and venipuncture site bruise.

Nervous system

Nervous system side effects have included headache, paresthesia, and dizziness (excluding vertigo).

Cardiovascular

Cardiovascular side effects have included vasodilatation and hypertension.

Gastrointestinal

Gastrointestinal side effects have included nausea and dysgeusia.

General

General side effects have included feeling cold.

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