Ustekinumab Intravenous Infusion

Name: Ustekinumab Intravenous Infusion

Uses of Ustekinumab Intravenous Infusion

  • It is used to treat Crohn's disease.

What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?

WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:

  • Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
  • Signs of infection like fever, chills, very bad sore throat, ear or sinus pain, cough, more sputum or change in color of sputum, pain with passing urine, mouth sores, or wound that will not heal.
  • Signs of a urinary tract infection (UTI) like blood in the urine, burning or pain when passing urine, feeling the need to pass urine often or right away, fever, lower stomach pain, or pelvic pain.
  • Shortness of breath.
  • Flushing.
  • Chest pain.
  • Very bad dizziness or passing out.
  • Feeling very tired or weak.
  • A skin lump or growth.
  • Vaginal itching or discharge.
  • A very bad and sometimes deadly brain problem called posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) has happened with ustekinumab intravenous infusion. Call your doctor right away if you have signs like feeling confused, lowered alertness, change in eyesight, loss of eyesight, seizures, or very bad headache.

If OVERDOSE is suspected

If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.

How do I store and/or throw out Ustekinumab Intravenous Infusion?

  • If you need to store ustekinumab intravenous infusion at home, talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist about how to store it.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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