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Antithymocyte Globulin (Equine)
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Antithymocyte Globulin (Equine) Side Effects and Warnings

Written by FoundHealth.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• Talk with healthcare provider before receiving any vaccinations. Use with this medicine may either increase the risk of serious infection or make the vaccination less effective.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are breast-feeding.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Low white blood cell count or low platelet count.

• Feeling dizzy. Rise slowly over several minutes from sitting or lying position. Be careful climbing.

• Headache.

• Fever and chills while medicine is being given. Medicines may be given to prevent this.

• Aches and pains. Mild pain medicine may help.

• Severe allergic reactions can rarely occur.

Reasons to call healthcare provider immediately

• If you suspect an overdose, call your local poison control center or emergency department immediately.

• Signs of a life-threatening reaction. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; fits; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat.

• Signs or symptoms of infection. These include a fever of 100.5 degrees or higher, chills, severe sore throat, ear or sinus pain, cough, increased sputum or change in color, painful urination, mouth sores, wound that will not heal, or anal itching or pain.

• Unusual bruising or bleeding.

• Severe back pain.

• Feeling extremely tired or weak.

• Any rash.

• No improvement in condition or feeling worse.

 
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