Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Because of the way that anti-thymocyte globulin (rabbit) acts on the body, there is a chance that it may cause effects that may not occur until years after the medicine is used. These delayed effects may include certain types of cancer, such as lymphomas and skin cancers. Discuss these possible effects with your doctor.
Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:More common
- Black, tarry stools
- Bladder pain
- Chest pain
- Cloudy or bloody urine
- Cough or hoarseness
- Fast heartbeat
- Flu-like symptoms
- Frequent urge to urinate
- High blood pressure
- Irregular or slow heartbeat
- Lower back or side pain
- Numbness or tingling around lips hands, or feet
- Painful or difficult urination
- Shortness of breath or troubled breathing
- Sore throat
- Sores, ulcers, or white spots on lips or in mouth
- Swollen glands
- Tiredness or weakness
- Unexplained anxiety
- Unusual bleeding or bruising
- Weakness or heaviness of legs
- Burning or stinging of skin
- Painful cold sores or blisters on lips, nose, eyes, or genitals
Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:More common
- Abdominal pain
- Difficult or labored breathing
- General feeling of discomfort or illness
- Loss of strength or energy
- Muscle pain or weakness
- Swelling of ankles, feet, and fingers
- Tightness in chest
- Unusual weak feeling
- White patches on mouth, tongue, or throat
Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.