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Fludeoxyglucose f18 Side Effects

Applies to fludeoxyglucose f18: intravenous solution

Along with its needed effects, fludeoxyglucose f18 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 fludeoxyglucose f18:

Incidence not known
  • Difficulty with breathing or swallowing
  • fever
  • hives
  • itching skin
  • nausea
  • rash
  • reddening of the skin, especially around the ears
  • swelling of the eyes, face, or inside of the nose
  • unusual tiredness or weakness

Some side effects of fludeoxyglucose f18 may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Incidence not known
  • Bleeding, blistering, burning, coldness, discoloration of skin, feeling of pressure, hives, infection, inflammation, itching, lumps, numbness, pain, rash, redness, scarring, soreness, stinging, swelling, tenderness, tingling, ulceration, or warmth at the injection site

Some side effects of fludeoxyglucose f18 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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