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Ak-Fluor Side Effects Center

Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

AK-Fluor (fluorescein injection) is a diagnostic agent used in fluorescein angiography or angioscopy of the fundus and of the iris vasculature. This medication is available in generic form. Common side effects include nausea, headache, gastrointestinal distress, fainting, vomiting, low blood pressure, and symptoms and signs of hypersensitivity.

Dosing of AK-Fluor is determined by a physician. AK-Fluor may interact with other drugs. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. Angiography should be avoided on patients who are pregnant, especially those in first trimester. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant before receiving this drug. This drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Our AK-Fluor (fluorescein injection) Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is Prescribing information?

The FDA package insert formatted in easy-to-find categories for health professionals and clinicians.

Ak-Fluor FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
(Adverse Reactions)


Nausea and headache, gastrointestinal distress, syncope, vomiting, hypotension, and other symptoms and signs of hypersensitivity have occurred. Cardiac arrest, basilar artery ischemia, severe shock, convulsions, and thrombophlebitis at the injection site and rare cases of death have been reported. Extravasation of the solution at the injection site causes intense pain at the site and a dull aching pain in the injected arm. (SEE WARNINGS.) Generalized hives and itching, bronchospasm and anaphylaxis have been reported. A strong taste may develop after injection.

The most common reaction is nausea.

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Ak-Fluor (Fluorescein Injection)


Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration


You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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