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Botulism antitoxin Side Effects

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Oct 18, 2020.

For the Consumer

Applies to botulism antitoxin: parenteral for injection for iv use

Side effects include:

Headache, nausea, pruritus, urticaria, fever, rash, chills, edema.

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to botulism antitoxin: injectable solution

Hypersensitivity

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Serum sickness

Frequency not reported: Hypersensitivity reactions

Postmarketing reports: Anaphylactic shock[Ref]

Other

Common (1% to 10%): Pyrexia, chills, edema

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Feeling jittery, chest discomfort

Frequency not reported: Infusion reactions[Ref]

Cardiovascular

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Blood pressure increased

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Hemodynamic instability (bradycardia, tachycardia, and asystole during administration), hypotension[Ref]

Hematologic

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): White blood cell count increased[Ref]

Dermatologic

Common (1% to 10%): Pruritus, urticaria, rash

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Hyperhidrosis, erythema

Postmarketing reports: Angioedema[Ref]

Gastrointestinal

Common (1% to 10%): Nausea, throat discomfort[Ref]

Psychiatric

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Agitation, anxiety[Ref]

Respiratory

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Bronchospasm[Ref]

Genitourinary

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Urinary retention[Ref]

Nervous system

Common (1% to 10%): Headache[Ref]

References

1. "Product Information. Botulism Antitoxin (botulism antitoxin)." sanofi pasteur, Swiftwater, PA.

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