What are the possible side effects of Ablavar?

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Severe allergic reactions are possible when receiving Ablavar (gadofosveset), including chest tightness, trouble breathing, rash, itching, facial swelling, hives and swelling in the mouth or throat. Trained personnel and emergency equipment should be on hand while you receive the drug. 

Let your doctor know if you have an elevated heartbeat, chest pain, headaches, dizziness, flushing of the face, pounding in the ears, blurred vision or burning, tingling or numbness of the skin.

Ablavar may cause side effects that do not require medical attention unless they worsen or persist for extended periods of time. These side effects may appear early in treatment, but may lessen as your body adjusts to the medicine. Milder side effects of Ablavar include: nausea, change in taste sensation, a cold sensation, discoloration or inflammation of the skin and tenderness or swelling at the injection site.

Tell your doctor if you experience any side effects not included here.

Your doctor may prescribe other medications to reduce or lessen your side effects.

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