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AK-Fluor (Fluorescein Sodium) - Side Effects and Adverse Reactions



Skin and urine discoloration

The most common reaction is discoloration of the skin and urine. Skin will attain a temporary yellowish discoloration. Urine attains a bright yellow color. Discoloration of the skin usually fades in 6 to 12 hours and usually fades in urine in 24 to 36 hours.

Gastrointestinal Reaction

The next most common adverse reaction is nausea. Vomiting, and gastrointestinal distress have also occurred. A strong taste may develop after injection.

Hypersensitivity Reactions

Symptoms and signs of hypersensitivity have occurred. Generalized hives and itching, bronchospasm and anaphylaxis have been reported. [see Contraindications and Warnings and Precautions ]

Cardiopulmonary Reactions

Syncope and hypotension may occur. Cardiac arrest, basilar artery ischemia, severe shock and death may occur rarely. [see Warnings and Precautions ]

Neurologic Reactions

Headache may occur. Convulsions may rarely occur following injection.


Thrombophlebitis at the injection site has been reported. Extravasation of the solution at the injection site causes intense pain at the site and a dull aching pain in the injected arm. [see Administration and Warnings and Precautions ].

Drug label data at the top of this Page last updated: 2011-08-15

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