Candida Skin Test Side Effects
Generic name: candida albicans extract
Note: This document contains side effect information about candida albicans extract. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Candida Skin Test.
Applies to candida albicans extract: intradermal solution
Very common (10% or more): Immediate hypersensitivity (54%)
Frequency not reported: Systemic allergic reactions (including sneezing, coughing, itching, shortness of breath, abdominal cramps, vomiting, diarrhea, tachycardia, hypotension, and respiratory failure)[Ref]
Immediate hypersensitivity reactions are characterized by an edematous hive surrounded by a zone of erythema; they occur about 15 to 20 minutes after injection of the antigen. Size of the reaction varies depending on the sensitivity of the individual. Immediate hypersensitivity occurred frequently in AIDS and HIV positive patients.[Ref]
1. "Product Information. Candin (candida albicans extract)." Nielsen Biosciences Inc, San Diego, CA.
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Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.