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Allergic Reactions

Although rare, allergic reactions to your blood or bleeding disorder medication can happen. They can occur even after having used your medication several times before. You should always be aware of the signs and symptoms of an allergic reaction. Your health care provider should be present whenever a new treatment product is given to you. 

Here are some of the most common symptoms of an allergic reaction: 

  • Itchiness 

  • Complaints of tightness in the throat 

  • Shortness of breath 

  • Headaches 

  • Chills 

  • Any other unusual symptoms that occur during or shortly after you have taken your medication 

If you are experiencing any signs or symptoms of an allergic reaction, you should seek medical attention and contact your health care provider immediately.   

If your blood or bleeding disorder medication causes an allergic reaction, you should write down the lot number of the package or bottle you used. Do not use any additional medication from this specific package or bottle.  

Some medications can cause flushing, shortness of breath, and nausea if they are given too quickly. This is not an allergic reaction. If you are infusion, slowing down how fast you are given the medication will prevent these symptoms.