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Fluorescite Side Effects

Generic Name: fluorescein

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

Applies to fluorescein: intravenous solution

Along with its needed effects, fluorescein (the active ingredient contained in Fluorescite) 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 fluorescein:

Rare
  • Bluish color
  • cold, clammy skin
  • confusion
  • cough
  • difficulty breathing
  • difficulty swallowing
  • dizziness
  • fast heartbeat
  • hives, itching, or skin rash
  • lightheadedness
  • noisy breathing
  • pain, redness, swelling, or peeling of the skin
  • puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  • severe pain in the arm
  • sweating
  • tightness in the chest
  • unconsciousness
  • unusual tiredness or weakness

Some side effects of fluorescein 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:

More common
  • Abdominal or stomach pain
  • diarrhea
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • yellow skin and urine

Some side effects of Fluorescite 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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