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Radiogardase Side Effects

Generic Name: prussian blue

Note: This page contains side effects data for the generic drug prussian blue. It is possible that some of the dosage forms included below may not apply to the brand name Radiogardase.

In Summary

Common side effects of Radiogardase 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

As well as its needed effects, prussian blue (the active ingredient contained in Radiogardase) may cause unwanted side effects that require medical attention.

Major Side Effects

If any of the following side effects occur while taking prussian blue, check with your doctor immediately:

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

Minor Side Effects

Some prussian blue side effects may not need any medical attention. As your body gets used to the medicine these side effects may disappear. Your health care professional may be able to help you prevent or reduce these side effects, but do check with them if any of the following side effects continue, or if you are concerned 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.

It is possible that some side effects of Radiogardase may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.

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