Like all medicines, Removab can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
These side effects may occur with certain frequencies, which are defined as follows: very common: affects more than 1 user in 10
common: affects 1 to 10 users in 100
uncommon: affects 1 to 10 users in 1,000
rare: affects 1 to 10 users in 10,000
very rare: affects less than 1 user in 10,000
not known: frequency cannot be estimated from the available data.
Serious side effects
Some of these side effects may be serious and require medical treatment. You should tell a doctor immediately if you experience any of these serious side effects.
Very common serious side effects:
Common serious side effects:
- Abdominal pain accompanied by difficulty passing stools
- Shortness of breath
Uncommon serious side effects:
- Very fast heart beat, fever, shortness of breath, feeling faint or light-headed within 24 hours of infusion.
- Blockage in the gut or bowel
- Bleeding in the stomach, shown by the vomiting of blood or the passage of red or black stools
- Inflammation and pain or burning and stinging in the area around the catheter
- Infection of the skin
- Lung problems including blood clot in the lungs or accumulation of fluid around the lungs which cause chest pain and breathlessness
- Severe skin reactions such as flaking of the skin, rash and sensitive skin
- Severe kidney problems
Other side effects
Very common side effects:
- Feeling sick (nausea), vomiting and diarrhoea
- Tiredness, pain and chills
- Reduction in number of white blood cells
Common side effects:
- Increased number of white blood cells
- Increased clotting factors
- Reduction in red blood cells (anaemia)
- Decreased blood levels of calcium, potassium and sodium
- Decreased blood protein levels
- High blood sugar
- A very fast heart beat
- Spinning sensation
- Constipation, indigestion, stomach problems, heartburn, passing wind and mouth ulcers
- Flu-like symptoms
- Fluid retention
- Dizzinessor headache
- Chest pain
- Increased sweating, feeling thirsty and weak
- Liver problems and yellowing of the skin (jaundice)
- Infectionsincluding bladder infections
- Lumps under the skin on the back of the legs that may become sores and leave scars
- Increased protein levels or white blood cells in urine
- Loss of appetite
- Back pain, aching muscles and joints
- Feeling anxious and having difficulty sleeping.
- Passing small amounts of urine or finding blood in the urine
- Skin redness, itchy rash, hives, sensitive skin or a sudden widespread rash
- High or low blood pressure
- Flushing and hot flushes.
If any of the side effects become serious or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, tell your doctor or nurse.