Amphadase side effects warnings
November 13, 2005
What is Amphadase used for?        
Amphadase is an enzyme that is used:

with certain other injected medicines to help them pass into the body faster to
inject under the skin in a process to replace lost fluids in the body when a
person is unable to eat or drink

to help remove contrast dye from the body when given under the skin for a
procedure called urography

Who should not use Amphadase?    
Do not use Amphadase if you are allergic to Amphadase or any of the
ingredients in Amphadase.

Special Warning(s) with Amphadase:
Amphadase is not for use with all injected medicines.
Amphadase should not be injected into or around an area that is infected
because it may cause the infection to spread.
Amphadase should not be used to reduce the swelling of bug bites or stings
Amphadase should not be applied directly to the eye (cornea).
Amphadase should not be injected into a vein because it will not work when
used this way.

What should I tell my health care provider?
Tell your health care provider if you are pregnant, are trying to become
pregnant, or are breast-feeding.

Tell your health care provider if you develop a rash, hives, itching, or swelling
after being given Amphadase.

Tell your health care provider about all the medicines you take, including
prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal
supplements.  Amphadase and other medicines may interact with each other
Especially tell your health care provider if you take:

salicylates  ACTH estrogens antihistamines corticosteroids

What are some possible side effects of Amphadase? (This list is NOT a
complete list of side effects reported with Amphadase.  Your health care
provider can discuss with you a more complete list of side effects.)

Some common side effects with Amphadase include:

injection site reactions (such as pain at the injection site)
swelling itching

For more detailed information about Amphadase, ask your health care
provider or pharmacist.