Hemin Side Effects
For the Consumer
Applies to hemin: intravenous powder for solution
Side effects requiring immediate medical attention
Along with its needed effects, hemin 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 hemin:
- Bluish color
- changes in skin color
- itching, pain, redness, swelling, tenderness, or warmth on the skin
- redness or pain at the catheter site
- swelling of the foot or leg tenderness
Incidence not known
- Back pain
- black, tarry stools
- bleeding gums
- blood in the urine or stools
- dark urine
- decreased urination
- irregular heartbeat
- pinpoint red spots on the skin
- stomach pain
- unusual bleeding or bruising
- yellow eyes or skin
Side effects not requiring immediate medical attention
Some side effects of hemin 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
- Dry, red, hot, or irritated skin
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to hemin: intravenous powder for injection
Very common (10% or more): Poor venous access
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Increased serum ferritin
Frequency not reported: Blood creatinine increased
Postmarketing reports: Iron overload[Ref]
Postmarketing reports: Reversible renal shutdown (after administration of excessive doses)[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Skin discoloration[Ref]
1. "Product Information. Panhematin (hemin)." Recordati Rare Diseases Inc, Lebanon, NJ.
2. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0
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.