Side Effects

What are possible side effects from using REVESTIVE?

These are not all the possible side effects you may feel when taking REVESTIVE. If you experience any side effects not listed here, contact your healthcare professional.

Very common (may affect more than 1 in 10 people):

  • Stomach pain
  • Feeling sick (nausea)
  • Bloated stomach
  • Vomiting
  • Respiratory tract infection (any infection of the sinuses, throat, airways or lungs)
  • Swelling of hands and/or feet
  • Reddening, pain or swelling at the site of the injection
  • Swelling of stoma (an artificial opening for waste removal)

Common (may affect up to 1 in 10 people):

  • Passing gas (flatulence)
  • Decreased appetite
  • Problems sleeping
  • Rash (hypersensitivity)
  • Bleeding of the skin
  • Cough

Side effects were similar in adults and children. Other common events seen in children (ages 1 through 17 years) during clinical studies were: fever, infections related to the central line, headache, feeling tired, and runny nose.

SERIOUS SIDE EFFECTS AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT THEM

Symptom/effect

Talk with your healthcare professional

Stop taking drug and seek immediate medical help

Only if severe

In all cases

Common

Reduced flow of bile from the gallbladder and/or inflammation of the gallbladder:
Yellowing of the skin and the whites in the eyes, itching, dark urine and light-coloured stools or pain in the upper right side or middle of the stomach area

X

Congestive heart failure:
Tiredness, shortness of breath or swelling of ankles or legs, sudden weight gain

X

Intestinal obstruction (blockage of the bowel):
Stomach ache, vomiting and constipation

X

Inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis):
Stomach ache and fever

X

Uncommon

Fainting:
If heart rate and breathing are not normal and you don’t awaken fast, seek help as soon as possible

X

Symptom/effect

Common

Reduced flow of bile from the gallbladder and/or inflammation of the gallbladder:
Yellowing of the skin and the whites in the eyes, itching, dark urine and lightcoloured stools or pain in the upper right side or middle of the stomach area

Talk with your healthcare professional

Only if severe

X

In all cases

Stop Taking drug and seek immediate medical help

Congestive heart failure:
Tiredness, shortness of breath or swelling of ankles or legs, sudden weight gain

Talk with your healthcare professional

Only if severe

X

In all cases

Stop Taking drug and seek immediate medical help

Intestinal obstruction (blockage of the bowel):
Stomach ache, vomiting and constipation

Talk with your healthcare professional

Only if severe

X

In all cases

Stop Taking drug and seek immediate medical help

Inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis):
Stomach ache and fever

Talk with your healthcare professional

Only if severe

X

In all cases

Stop Taking drug and seek immediate medical help

Uncommon

Fainting:
If heart rate and breathing are not normal and you don’t awaken fast, seek help as soon as possible

Talk with your healthcare professional

Only if severe

X

In all cases

Stop Taking drug and seek immediate medical help

If you have a troublesome symptom or side effect that is not listed here or becomes bad enough to interfere with your daily activities, talk to your healthcare professional.

Reporting side effects

You can report any suspected side effects associated with the use of health products to Health Canada by:

NOTE: Contact your health professional if you need information about how to manage your side effects. The Canada Vigilance Program does not provide medical advice.