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Prussian blue Side Effects

In Summary

Commonly reported side effects of prussian blue include: constipation. Other side effects include: hypokalemia. See below for a comprehensive list of adverse effects.

For the Consumer

Applies to prussian blue: oral capsule

Along with its needed effects, prussian blue 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 immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking prussian blue:

More common
  • Convulsions
  • decreased urine
  • difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)
  • dry mouth
  • increased thirst
  • irregular heartbeat
  • loss of appetite
  • mood changes
  • muscle pain or cramps
  • nausea or vomiting
  • numbness or tingling in the hands, feet, or lips
  • shortness of breath
  • unusual tiredness or weakness

Some side effects of prussian blue 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
  • Blue colored stools

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to prussian blue: oral capsule

General

The most common adverse event was constipation.[Ref]

Gastrointestinal

Very common (10% or more): Constipation (24%)
Frequency not reported: Gastrointestinal motility decreased, stools blue color, oral mucosa and dentition colored blue[Ref]

Metabolic

Common (1% to 10%): Hypokalemia[Ref]

References

1. "Product Information. Radiogardase (Prussian blue)." Heyl Chemisch Pharmaceuticals, Berlin, Germany, AL.

Some side effects of prussian blue 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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