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Anthrax immune globulin intravenous Side Effects

Applies to anthrax immune globulin intravenous: intravenous solution

Along with its needed effects, anthrax immune globulin intravenous 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 or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking anthrax immune globulin intravenous:

Incidence not known
  • Agitation
  • back, leg, or stomach pains
  • bleeding gums
  • blurred vision
  • chills
  • coma
  • confusion
  • cough
  • dark urine
  • decreased urine output
  • depression
  • difficulty breathing
  • difficulty with swallowing
  • dizziness
  • dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  • fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
  • fever
  • flushing or redness of the skin
  • general body swelling
  • headache
  • hives or welts, itching, or skin rash
  • hoarseness
  • hostility
  • irritability
  • large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  • lethargy
  • loss of appetite
  • muscle twitching
  • nausea or vomiting
  • noisy breathing
  • nosebleeds
  • pains in the chest, groin, or legs, especially calves of the legs
  • pale skin
  • rapid weight gain
  • redness of the skin
  • seizures
  • severe headaches of sudden onset
  • slow or irregular breathing
  • sore throat
  • stiff neck or back
  • stupor
  • sudden loss of coordination
  • sudden onset of shortness of breath for no apparent reason
  • sudden onset of slurred speech
  • sudden vision changes
  • sweating
  • swelling of the face, ankles, or hands
  • tightness in the chest
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
  • unusually warm skin
  • yellowing of the eyes or skin

Some side effects of anthrax immune globulin intravenous 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:

More common
  • Pain or swelling at the injection site

Some side effects of anthrax immune globulin intravenous may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.

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