Perflutren Protein-type A Microspheres Intravenous Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

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If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • temporary redness of face and neck
  • headache
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • a sensation of feeling warm
  • INFREQUENT side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • high blood pressure
  • ventricular arrhythmias, a type of abnormal heart rhythm
  • trouble breathing
  • chest pain
  • decreased oxygen in the tissues or blood
  • If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • dizziness
  • fever
  • low energy
  • flu-like symptoms
  • chills
  • taste impairment
  • reactions at the site of the injection
  • generalized weakness
  • a feeling of general discomfort called malaise
  • RARE side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • a low supply of oxygen rich blood to the heart
  • complete stoppage of the heart
  • abnormal heart rhythm
  • low blood pressure
  • a feeling of throat tightness
  • lung failure causing loss of breath
  • bronchospasm
  • hives
  • unconsciousness
  • seizures
  • a skin rash
  • visible water retention
  • a condition where the body is unable to maintain adequate blood flow called shock
  • wheezing
  • a significant type of allergic reaction called anaphylaxis
  • a type of allergic reaction called angioedema
  • If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • increased eosinophils in the blood
  • visual sensitivity to light
  • eye discomfort
  • blurred vision
  • a change in vision
  • ringing in the ears
  • dry mouth
  • erythema or redness of skin or mucous membrane
  • itching
  • joint pain
  • backache
  • muscle pain
  • muscle tremors
  • numbness
  • heart throbbing or pounding
  • cough
  • a feeling of pins and needles on skin
  • irritability
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