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What are the side effects of Infed?

Side effects of INFeD (iron dextran) may include a metallic taste in the mouth, headaches, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, upset stomach and discomfort or irritation at the injection site. Tell your doctor if these side effects persist or become severe. Seek immediate medical attention by calling 911 if you experience symptoms of an allergic reaction, including severe itching, a rash or hives, swelling of the face or mouth or trouble breathing. Other serious symptoms that require immediate medical attention include:

  • fever
  • chills
  • blood pressure changes
  • confusion
  • rapid heartbeat
  • irregular heartbeat
  • faintness
  • lightheadedness
  • falling
  • chest pain
  • flushing
  • sweating
  • backache
  • joint pain
  • muscle pain
  • seizures
  • extreme fatigue or weakness
  • pain or a tingling sensation in the extremities
  • blue lips, nails, or skin

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