fondaparinux sodium - injection, Arixtra (cont.)
SIDE EFFECTS: Pain, bruising, redness, and swelling at the injection site may occur. Headache, nausea, vomiting, swelling of the hands/feet, or fever 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 immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: easy bleeding/bruising.This medication may rarely cause serious bleeding. (See also Warning section.) Tell your doctor immediately if any signs of serious bleeding occur, including: shortness of breath, coughing up blood, chest pain, cold/blue fingers or toes, unusual dizziness, fainting, fast/irregular heartbeat, joint/muscle pain, mental/mood changes (e.g., confusion), numbness/tingling, severe stomach/abdominal pain, bloody/black/tarry stool, red/pinkish urine, vomit that looks like coffee grounds.Tell your doctor immediately if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur: dark urine, yellow eyes/skin.Seek immediate medical attention if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur: vision problems, weakness on one side of the body, slurred speech, seizures, difficulty moving, severe/persistent headache.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.In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
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