- This drug can cause very bad and sometimes deadly health problems. This drug may also cause raised pressure in the brain that could cause death. The rate of death in children has been high. The doctor will decide the best way to give this drug. Talk with the doctor.
- It is used to get rid of lead from the body.
- If your child has an allergy to this drug or any part of this drug.
- If your child is allergic to any drugs like this one or any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell the doctor about the allergy and what signs your child had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
- If your child has any of these health problems: Kidney disease or liver disease.
- If your child is not able to pass urine.
- Tell dentists, surgeons, and other doctors that your child is using this drug.
- Have blood work checked as you have been told by the doctor. Talk with the doctor.
- Have your child’s urine checked as you have been told by the doctor.
- Your child may need to have an ECG checked while taking this drug. Talk with the doctor.
If your child is pregnant or breast-feeding a baby:
- Talk with the doctor if your child is pregnant, becomes pregnant, or is breast-feeding a baby. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using this drug.
- Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- Signs of kidney problems like unable to pass urine, change in the amount of urine passed, blood in the urine, or a big weight gain.
- Signs of high calcium levels like weakness, confusion, feeling tired, headache, upset stomach and throwing up, hard stools (constipation), or bone pain.
- A heartbeat that does not feel normal.
- A fast heartbeat.
- Feeling very tired or weak.
- Very bad dizziness or passing out.
- Numbness and tingling.
- Upset stomach or throwing up.
- Not hungry.
- More thirst.
- Fever or chills.
- Feeling tired or weak.
- Muscle or joint pain.
- Dry lips.
- Stuffy nose.
- More tears.
- Pain where the shot was given.
- This drug is most often given as a shot into a muscle.
- It may be given as a shot into a vein.
- Call your child’s doctor to find out what to do.
- This drug will be given to your child in a hospital or doctor’s office. You will not store it at home.
- If your child’s symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your child’s doctor.
- Do not share your child’s drug with others and do not give anyone else’s drug to your child.
- Keep a list of all your child’s drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your child’s doctor.
- Talk with your child’s doctor before giving your child any new drug, including prescription or OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
- Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
- Check with your pharmacist about how to throw out unused drugs.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. If you have any questions about this drug, please talk with your child’s doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.
If you have any questions or concerns, talk with a member of your healthcare team. You can reach them Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at ____________________. After 5:00 pm, during the weekend, and on holidays, please call____________________. If there’s no number listed, or you’re not sure, call
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