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Applies to sulfur hexafluoride: powder for suspension
Intravenous route (Powder for Suspension)
Serious cardiopulmonary reactions, including fatalities, have occurred uncommonly during or following the injection of ultrasound contrast agents, including sulfur hexafluoride lipid type A microspheres. Most serious reactions occur within 30 minutes of administration. Assess all patients for the presence of any condition that precludes administration and always have resuscitation equipment and trained personnel readily available.
Along with its needed effects, sulfur hexafluoride may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking sulfur hexafluoride:
Incidence not known
Some side effects of sulfur hexafluoride may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:
Applies to sulfur hexafluoride: intravenous powder for injection
The most common side effects are headache and nausea.
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Flushing
Rare (less than 0.1%): Hypotension
Postmarketing reports: Arrhythmia, hypertensive episode, severe cardiopulmonary reactions
Postmarketing reports: Hypersensitivity, anaphylactic reaction, anaphylactoid reaction
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Headache, paresthesia, dizziness, dysgeusia
Rare (less than 0.1%): Sinus headache
Frequency not reported: Loss of consciousness, vasovagal reaction
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Nausea
Rare (less than 0.1%): Abdominal pain
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Pruritus, rash
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Injection site reaction, injection site pain, injection site warmth
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Blood glucose increased
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Back pain
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Chest pain, chest discomfort, pain, fatigue, feeling hot
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Pharyngitis
Rare (less than 0.1%): Blurred vision
Rare (less than 0.1%): Insomnia