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SIDE EFFECTS: Nausea, vomiting, rash, itching, metal taste in the mouth, temporary loss of taste, diarrhea, headache, dizziness, sweating, or redness in the face, may occur. The area around the injection site may be tender, painful, or discolored. If these effects continue or worsen, notify your doctor. Tell your doctor immediately if you have any of these unlikely but serious side effects: pressure in the chest, severe headache and blurred vision (hypertension), lightheadedness (fainting), severe dizziness (hypotension). Tell your doctor immediately if you have any of these highly unlikely but very serious side effects: irregular heartbeat (arrhythmias), chest pain, cold clammy skin (circulatory problems). An allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, dizziness, trouble breathing. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

PRECAUTIONS: Tell your doctor your medical history, especially of: kidney problems (e.g., acute pyelonephritis), liver problems, certain types of cancer (e.g., leukemia), blood disorders (hemolytic anemia, aplastic anemia), allergies. This medication should not be used during early pregnancy and be used only when clearly needed during late pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk. Because of the potential risk to the infant, breast-feeding while using this drug is not recommended. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

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