SIDE EFFECTS: Pain and redness at the injection site, feelings of warmth, flushing, sweating, headache, dizziness, nausea, diarrhea or enlarged pupils may occur. If these effects persist or worsen, notify the doctor promptly. Tell your doctor immediately if you have any of these unlikely but serious side effects: chest pain, rapid/irregular heartbeat, fever, mental/mood changes, increased muscle activity or spasms, seizures, urination problems, itching, trouble breathing (including very rapid or slow breathing). If you notice other side effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
PRECAUTIONS: Tell the doctor your medical history, especially of: allergies, lung problems (e.g., airway obstruction, asthma, COPD, pulmonary fibrosis), liver or kidney problems, heart conditions (e.g., arrhythmias, coronary artery disease), high blood pressure, brain swelling (cerebral edema), stroke, seizure disorders, head injury, thyroid conditions (e.g., hyperthyroid), pheochromocytoma, blood disorders (e.g., leukopenia, metabolic disorders). A preservative (benzyl alcohol) which may be found in this product or in the liquid used to mix this product (diluent) can infrequently cause serious problems (sometimes death), if given in large amounts (more than 100 mg/kg daily) to an infant during the first months of life (neonatal period). The risk is also greater with low birth weight infants. Symptoms include sudden gasping, low blood pressure, or a very slow heartbeat. Report these symptoms to the doctor immediately should they occur. If possible, a preservative-free product should be used when treating neonates. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant before using this medication. It is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
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