- This drug may raise the chance of death and very bad kidney problems in patients who are very ill or who have a very bad blood infection. This drug must not be used in these patients. Talk with the doctor.
- It is used to treat or prevent low blood volume.
- 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: Bleeding problems, blood clotting problems, high blood volume, heart failure, kidney disease, or liver disease.
- Tell dentists, surgeons, and other doctors that your child is using this drug.
- Very bad and sometimes deadly allergic side effects have rarely happened. Talk with your child’s doctor.
- This drug may raise the chance of bleeding in patients who have heart surgery. Tell the doctor if your child is going to be having heart surgery.
- Have your child’s blood work checked often. Talk with your child’s doctor.
- Blood work may need to be checked for at least 90 days after this drug is given. Talk with the doctor.
- This drug may affect certain lab tests. Be sure the doctor and lab workers know your child takes this drug.
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.
- Shortness of breath, a big weight gain, swelling in the arms or legs.
- Any bruising or bleeding.
- Fast or slow heartbeat.
- A heartbeat that does not feel normal.
- It is given as an infusion into a vein over a period of time.
- Call the 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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