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Diphtheria antitoxin Side Effects

Applies to diphtheria antitoxin: injection injectable, injection solution

In addition to its needed effects, some unwanted effects may be caused by diphtheria antitoxin. In the event that any of these side effects do occur, they may require medical attention.

Major Side Effects

You should check with your doctor immediately if any of these side effects occur when taking diphtheria antitoxin:

More common:
  • Chilly sensation
  • difficulty in breathing and swallowing
  • feeling of discomfort
  • fever
  • inflammation of joints
  • hives
  • itching, especially of hands or feet
  • muscle aches
  • rapid rise in body temperature
  • rash
  • reddening of skin, especially around ears
  • swelling of eyes, face, or inside of nose
  • swollen lymph glands
  • unusual tiredness or weakness, sudden and severe

Not all side effects for diphtheria antitoxin may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.

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