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Ceretec Side Effects

Generic Name: exametazime

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

For the Consumer

Applies to exametazime: injection kit

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, Princeton, NJ.

Some side effects of Ceretec 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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