Like all medicines, Luminity can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Common side effects (greater than 1 patient out of 100, less than 1 patient out of 10) Headache, flushing.
Uncommon side effects (greater than 1 patient out of 1,000, less than 1 patient out of 100) Dizziness, altered taste, reduced blood pressure, difficulty in breathing, throat irritation, abdominal pain, diarrhoea, nausea (feeling sick), vomiting, itching, increased sweating, back pain, chest pain, fatigue, feeling hot and pain at the site of injection.
Rare side effects (greater than 1 patient out of 10,000, less than 1 patient out of 1,000) Numbness, tingling and or burning sensation, altered heart rate, palpitations (you feel your heart beats harder or in an irregular way), feeling faint, increased blood pressure, peripheral coldness, breathing problems, cough, dry throat, difficulty in swallowing, rash, redness of the skin, joint pain, pain on the side(s), neck pain, muscle cramp, fever, muscle stiffness and abnormal electrocardiogram.
These side effects usually go away quickly without any treatment.
Some patients may experience allergic type reactions such as swelling of the face. There is however a risk that these allergic type reactions become severe and may include anaphylactic shock. In addition, some patients may experience convulsions, which may be associated with these allergic reactions.
In very rare instances, severely ill patients have experienced circulatory or respiratory arrest (their heart or breathing has stopped) after receiving Luminity. A very small number of these patients subsequently died. It is quite possible that the deaths were related to the underlying severe disease but a relationship to the administration of Luminity cannot be ruled out.
If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.