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What are the risks of taking Factive?

Taking Factive may increase your risk for tendonitis. This condition occurs when a tendon -- the fiber-like tissue that connects bones to muscles -- becomes inflamed or irritated. Tendonitis causes pain and tenderness in and around the joints. Taking Factive may also increase your risk for a tendon rupture. These risks are greatest if you are over 60 years of age, take drugs called corticosteroids, or have had a kidney, heart or lung transplant. Some cases of nerve damage have been reported in people taking similar drugs, leading to pain, numbness, tingling or weakness, which is sometimes irreversible. Factive may also cause a rare heart problem know as prolongation of the QT interval. Contact your physician if you experience a change in your heartbeat (fast or irregular heartbeat) or fainting spells while taking Factive.

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