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What are the side effects of Xiaflex?

 

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Pain, swelling, bruising, bleeding, redness, itching at the injection site, and swollen, painful areas in the elbow and underarm (swollen lymph nodes) may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor promptly.

Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: signs of infection (such as fever, chills, increasing redness/swelling), signs of nerve injury (such as numbness/tingling/pain/strange feeling in the treated hand).

Serious (possibly permanent) injury to the tendons/ligaments of the hand is a rare side effect of this procedure. The injury may require surgery to repair. Tell your doctor immediately if you have difficulty or are unable to move your fingers or hand after your doctor has told you it is okay to move the hand.

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.

This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

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Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.

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