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Sterile talc Side Effects

Applies to sterile talc: intrapleural powder, intrapleural spray

As well as its needed effects, sterile talc may cause unwanted side effects that require medical attention.

Severity: Moderate

If any of the following side effects occur while taking sterile talc, check with your doctor or nurse as soon as possible:

More common:
  • Pain
Rare
  • Fever
  • coughing or spitting up blood
  • shortness of breath or troubled breathing

Some of the above side effects could be caused by having a tube placed in your chest or other procedures that were done at the time the talc was used, as well as by the talc. Other side effects not listed above may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your doctor.

It is possible that some side effects of sterile talc 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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