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What are the side effects of alpha 1-proteinase inhibitor?

Common side effects of taking alpha 1-proteinase inhibitor may include:

  • drowsiness
  • dizziness
  • weakness
  • cough
  • sore throat
  • stuffy nose
  • pain or bleeding where the medication was injected
  • warmth, redness, or tingly feeling under your skin
  • nausea
  • diarrhea
  • stomach pain
  • headache
  • mild itching

More serious side effects that require immediate medical attention include:

  • chest pain or tightness
  • feeling faint or lightheaded
  • loss of balance
  • fever or other signs of infection, including symptoms of the common cold followed by a rash
  • flushed or pale skin
  • unusually high or low blood pressure
  • unusual weakness or tiredness
  • joint pain
  • vision problems
  • buzzing in the ear
  • uneven or fast heartbeats

You should seek help if you think you are experiencing an allergic reaction such as a rash, hives, itching, facial swelling, and chest tightness.

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