Exjade Side Effects
What should I watch for?
Tell your doctor or health care professional if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse.
Your vision, hearing, and blood may be tested before and during use of this medicine.
If you get black, tarry stools or vomit up what looks like coffee grounds, call your doctor or health care professional right away. You may have a bleeding ulcer.
You may get dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you. Do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. This reduces the risk of dizzy or fainting spells.
Check with your doctor or health care professional if your child gets an attack of severe diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, or if they sweat a lot. The loss of too much body fluid can make it dangerous for them to take this medicine.
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:
change in hearing
change in vision
pain or discomfort in the eye
Incidence not known
Black, tarry stools
blood in the urine or stools
decrease in the amount of urine
general feeling of tiredness or weakness
hives, welts, skin rash
large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or genitals
lower back or side pain
puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
redness, soreness, itching of the skin
stomach pain, continuing
unusual bleeding or bruising
unusual drowsiness, dullness, tiredness, weakness, or feeling of sluggishness
vomiting of blood or material that looks like coffee grounds
yellow eyes or skin
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.