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What are the side effects of intravenous fat emulsions?

Intravenous fat emulsions, such as Liposyn III, can cause a variety of side effects. Seek emergency medical treatment by calling 911 if you experience symptoms of an allergic reaction, characterized by breathing difficulty, hives, a rash, itching or swelling in your face, lips, tongue or throat. Talk to your doctor if you experience other side effects, including sudden weight gain and irritation or infection around the injection site.

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