Alphanate

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Alphanate Side Effects

Flushing of the face, nausea, vomiting, and fast heartbeat may sometimes occur and can be lessened by giving this medication more slowly. Burning/redness/irritation at the injection site, fever, chills, and numbness/tingling of the hands/feet may also occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

Tell your doctor right away if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: signs of anemia (e.g., tiredness, low energy, pale skin color, shortness of breath), new or worsening bleeding/bruising.

This medication may rarely cause serious blood clots. Seek immediate medical attention if you notice any of the following rare but very serious side effects: pain/redness/swelling/weakness of the arms or legs, calf pain/swelling that is warm to the touch, coughing up blood, chest/jaw/left arm pain, sudden vision changes, confusion, slurred speech, weakness on one side of the body, sudden severe headache, fainting.

This medication is made from human blood. There is a very small chance that you may get infections from this medication (including viral infections such as hepatitis), even though careful screening of blood donors, special manufacturing processes, and many tests are all used to reduce this risk. Discuss the benefits and risks of treatment with your doctor. Tell your doctor right away if you develop any signs of hepatitis or other infection, including fever, persistent sore throat, unusual tiredness, unusual drowsiness, joint pain, persistent nausea/vomiting, stomach/abdominal pain, yellowing eyes/skin, dark urine.

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.

This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

In the US -

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch.

In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
  • hemolytic anemia
  • disseminated intravascular coagulation
  • fibrinogen excess
  • hypertension
  • acute myocardial infarction
  • pulmonary thromboembolism
  • cerebrovascular accident
  • thromboembolic disorder
  • thrombotic disorder
  • hypotension
  • upper respiratory infection
  • allergic dermatitis
  • erythema
  • pruritus of skin
  • urticaria
  • drowsy
  • dizziness
  • fever
  • fatigue
  • chills
  • dysgeusia
  • skin rash
  • flushing
  • headache disorder
  • wheezing
  • dyspnea
  • cough
  • chest tightness
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • anaphylaxis
  • angioedema
  • hypersensitivity drug reaction
  • injection site sequelae
  • paresthesia
  • lethargy
  • acute abdominal pain
  • chest discomfort
  • tachycardia
  • injection site infection

Drug Interactions

Your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor or pharmacist first.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use.

Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.