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Ceretec Side Effects

Generic name: exametazime

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Oct 31, 2022.

Note: This document contains side effect information about exametazime. Some dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Ceretec.

Applies to exametazime: injection kit.

Serious side effects of Ceretec

Along with its needed effects, exametazime (the active ingredient contained in Ceretec) 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 exametazime:


  • Fever
  • flushing or redness of the skin
  • rash
  • swelling or puffiness of the face
  • unusually warm skin

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to exametazime: intravenous powder for injection.


Common (1% to 10%): Transient increase in blood pressure (8%)[Ref]


Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Rash with generalized erythema[Ref]


Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Facial edema, fever[Ref]


1. "Product Information. Ceretec (exametazime)." GE Healthcare (2012):

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.