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Suramin (Systemic)

Brand Names : Antrypol, Bayer 205, Belganyl, 309 F, Fourneau 309, Germanin, Moranyl, Naganin, Naganol, Naphuride

Suramin | Before Using | Proper Use | Precautions | Side Effects

Side Effects of This Medicine

Along with its needed effects, a medicine 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 as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur :

    More common

      Cloudy urine; crawling or tingling sensation of the skin; diarrhea; faintness, especially after missing meals; headache; increased skin color; irritability; itching; joint pain; loss of appetite; nausea; numbness or weakness in arms, hands, legs, or feet; skin rash; stinging sensation on skin; swelling on skin; tenderness of the palms and the soles; tire easily; vomiting

    Less common

      Changes in or loss of vision; extreme tiredness or weakness; increased sensitivity of eyes to light; painful tender glands in the neck, armpits, or groin; swelling around eyes; ulcers or sores in mouth; watery eyes


      Cold and clammy skin; convulsions; decreased blood pressure; difficulty in breathing; fever and sore throat; fever with or without chills; increased heartbeat; loss of consciousness; pale skin; pinpoint red spots on skin; red, thickened, or scaly skin; swelling and/or tenderness in upper abdominal or stomach area; swollen and/or painful glands; unusual bleeding or bruising; unusual tiredness or weakness; yellow eyes or skin

Other side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. However, check with your doctor if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome:

    More common

      Abdominal pain; fever; general feeling of discomfort; metallic taste

Other side effects not listed above may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your doctor.

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