Epogen Side Effects
What should I watch for?
Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine.
You may need blood work done while you are taking this medicine.
This medicine may cause a decrease in vitamin B6. You should make sure that you get enough vitamin B6 while you are taking this medicine. Discuss the foods you eat and the vitamins you take with your health care professional.
Common and Rare Side Effects
Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:
increased blood pressure
swelling of the face, fingers, ankles, feet, or lower legs
change in skin color
change in vision
dizziness or lightheadedness
pain or discomfort in the arms, jaw, back, or neck
pain, tenderness, or swelling of the foot or leg
pain in the chest, groin, or legs, especially calves of the legs
partial or complete loss of vision in the eye
severe headache of sudden onset
skin rash or hives
sudden and severe inability to speak
sudden loss of coordination
unusual bleeding or bruising
unusual tiredness or weakness
weakness in the arm or leg on one side of the body, sudden and severe
Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:
Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.