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The adverse events described in this section were observed in clinical trials involving 1251 patients (670 males and 581 females). Adult patients ranged in age from 18-91 yrs. Pediatric patients ranged from 2-17 years. The racial breakdown was 83% Caucasian, 8% Black, 3% Hispanic, 2% Asian, and 1% other. In 2% of the patients, race was not reported.

The most commonly noted adverse experiences were nausea and taste perversion with an incidence of 1.4%. These events were mild to moderate in severity.

The following additional adverse events occurred in fewer than 1% of the patients:

Body as a Whole: Facial Edema; Neck Rigidity; Pain; Pain at Injection Site; Injection Site Reaction; Chest Pain; Headache; Fever; Itching; Watery Eyes; Abdominal Cramps; Tingling Sensation in Throat; Laryngismus; Flushed Feeling; Vasovagal Reaction; Anaphylactoid Reactions (characterized by cardiovascular, respiratory and cutaneous symptoms)

Cardiovascular: Prolonged P-R Interval; Hypotension; Elevated Heart Rate; A-V Nodal Rhythm

Digestive: Edematous and/or itching tongue; Gingivitis; Dry Mouth; Loose Bowel; Vomiting

Nervous System: Anxiety; Dizziness; Paresthesia; Mental Status Decline; Loss of Coordination in Arm; Staring Episode; Seizure; Syncope

Respiratory System: Dyspnea; Rhinitis; Cough.

Skin and Appendages: Pruritus; Rash; Rash Macular Papular; Urticaria; Hives; Tingling Sensation of Extremity and Digits

Special Senses: Tinnitus

The following adverse drug reactions have also been reported:

Body as a Whole: Generalized Edema; Laryngeal Edema; Malaise; Anaphylactoid Reactions (characterized by cardiovascular, respiratory and cutaneous symptoms, and rarely resulting in Death).

Cardiovascular: Cardiac Arrest; Bradycardia; Hypertension; and Death in association with pre-existing cardiovascular disorders.

Digestive: Increased Salivation; Dysphagia

Nervous System: Stupor; Tremor; Loss of Consciousness

Respiratory: Apnea; Wheezing

Skin and Appendages: Sweating; and Cyanosis

Special Senses: Voice Alteration; transitory deafness

Urogenital: Urinary Incontinence

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This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

Last reviewed on RxList: 7/13/2012

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