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What are the side effects of suramin?

Suramin treatment may cause a number of side effects, including an allergic reaction, such as hives, skin rash or swelling of the face, tongue or throat. Seek immediate medical care if you experience any of these reactions. Also, contact your doctor if you have any of the following severe side effects:
stinging, numbness or burning of the skin, lightheadedness, muscle or joint pain, severe nausea, vomiting or diarrhea, changes in vision, tender glands in the neck, armpits or groin, mouth ulcers or sores, watery or swollen eyes, unusual bruising or bleeding, discoloration of the skin, including jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes), changes in heartbeat, cold clammy skin, fever or convulsions. Suramin treatment also may cause milder side effects that do not require medical attention, unless they worsen or persist. These include: metallic taste in the mouth, fever, abdominal pain and general discomfort. Tell your doctor if these side effects worsen or if you have side effects that are not on this list.

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