Lexiscan Side Effects
What should I watch for?
Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine.
Do not take medicines, foods, or drinks with caffeine (like coffee, tea, or colas) for at least 12 hours before your test. If you do not know if something contains caffeine, ask 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 or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur:
Arm, back, or jaw pain
chest pain or discomfort
difficult or labored breathing
fast or irregular heartbeat
tightness in the chest
Incidence not known
dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
irregular heartbeat recurrent
large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
trembling or shaking of the hands or feet
unusual tiredness or weakness
Get emergency help immediately if any of the following symptoms of overdose occur:
Symptoms of overdose
feeling of warmth
increased heart rate
redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest
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:
Change in taste
loss of taste
stomach soreness or discomfort
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.