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What are the side effects of Ferrlecit?

Ferrlecit may cause a number of side effects. Seek emergency medical treatment if you experience signs of an allergic reaction such as:

  • hives, itchy skin rash
  • difficulty breathing
  • swelling of the face, tongue or throat

Tell your doctor as soon as possible if you experience any of the following severe side effects during Ferrlecit treatment:

  • Severe pain in the chest, back, groin area, or sides of the body
  • Severe nausea, diarrhea or vomiting
  • Chest pain
  • Muscle cramps or weakness
  • Numbness or tingling of the skin
  • Signs of an infection such as fever or chills
  • Slowed heartbeat
  • Shortness of breath
  • Wheezing

Ferrlecit treatment can also cause side effects that do not require medical attention unless they worsen or last a long time. Call your doctor if the following mild side effects become bothersome:

  • Pain or redness at the injection site
  • Lightheadedness
  • Fatigue
  • General feeling of discomfort (malaise)

Tell your doctor if you experience any unusual side effects or any that are not on this list during Ferrlecit treatment.

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