Gallium Side Effects

Common Gallium Side Effects

The most commonly reported Gallium side effects (click to view or check a box to report):

Blood Creatinine Increased (2)
Pain (2)
Gallbladder Disorder (1)
Respiratory Distress (1)
Gait Disturbance (1)
Renal Failure Acute (1)
Rash (1)
Medical Device Complication (1)
Pruritus (1)
Radiation Overdose (1)
Fatigue (1)
Angioneurotic Oedema (1)
Blood Urea Increased (1)
Disease Progression (1)
Electrolyte Imbalance (1)
Blood Magnesium Decreased (1)
Blood Calcium Decreased (1)
Anxiety (1)
Asthenia (1)
Adrenal Neoplasm (1)

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If you or someone in your family has experienced a serious side effect to a health product, you are encouraged to report the experience to your health care professional (e.g. physician, pharmacist). You could also complete a copy of the side effect reporting form or report your side effect to FDA.

Side effects reports are analyzed to discover potential health product safety signals. Some important reactions may take an extremely long time to develop or occur infrequently. Continued monitoring of adverse reactions is thus essential to maintain a comprehensive safety and effectiveness profile of health products.

Gallium Side Effects Reported to FDA

The following Gallium reports list potential signals of serious risks and new safety information that were identified using the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS).
FAERS is a database that contains information on adverse event and medication errors reports submitted to FDA by healthcare professionals (such as physicians, pharmacists, nurses and others), consumers (such as patients, family members, layers and others) and manufacturers.

The appearance of Gallium on this list does not mean that FDA has concluded that the drug has the listed risk. It means that FDA has identified a potential safety issue, but it does not mean that FDA has found a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.
Pruritus, Skin Oedema, Rash
This is a report of a 20-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from CA, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Gallium Citrate (ga 67) (dosage: 2.6 Ml, Single, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Neurontin (Unk)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s). The consumer presented with:
  • Pruritus
  • Skin Oedema
  • Rash
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Gallium Citrate (ga 67) treatment in male patients, resulting in pruritus side effect.

Fatigue, Respiratory Distress, Asthenia, Pain, Lymphoma, Disease Progression, Renal Failure Acute, Anxiety
This report suggests a potential Gallium Nitrate 500 Mg Vial Genta Fatigue, Respiratory Distress, Asthenia, Pain, Lymphoma, Disease Progression, Renal Failure Acute, Anxiety side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: diffuse large b-cell lymphoma and used Gallium Nitrate 500 Mg Vial Genta (dosage: 2,150 Mg Continuous For 7 Days Iv Pump) starting Apr 16, 2012. Soon after starting Gallium Nitrate 500 Mg Vial Genta the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Fatigue
  • Respiratory Distress
  • Asthenia
  • Pain
  • Lymphoma
  • Disease Progression
  • Renal Failure Acute
  • Anxiety
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Enoxaparin
  • Pancrelipase
  • Psyllium
  • Synthroid
  • Aspirin
  • Ciprofloxacin
  • Hyoscyamine
  • Alpramolam
The patient was hospitalized. Although Gallium Nitrate 500 Mg Vial Genta demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as fatigue, may still occur.

Adrenal Neoplasm, Hepatic Haemorrhage, Pain, Gallbladder Disorder, Liver Disorder
This Adrenal Neoplasm, Hepatic Haemorrhage, Pain, Gallbladder Disorder, Liver Disorder problem was reported by a physician from UNITED STATES. A female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On Jan 01, 2006 this consumer started treatment with Gallium (dosage: Unk). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Zanaflex (Unk)
  • Lyrica (100 Mg, 3x/day)
When commencing Gallium, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects:
  • Adrenal Neoplasm
  • Hepatic Haemorrhage
  • Pain
  • Gallbladder Disorder
  • Liver Disorder
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as adrenal neoplasm, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.

Radiation Overdose
This is a report of a 13-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: scan gallium and was treated with Gallium Citrate Ga-67 Inj (dosage: 6.8 Mci Once I.v. Injection) starting Jul 04, 2007. Concurrently used drugs: NA.Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following side effects:
  • Radiation Overdose
This opens a possibility that Gallium Citrate Ga-67 Inj treatment could cause the above reactions, including radiation overdose, and some male subjects may be more susceptible.

Blood Creatinine Increased, Blood Urea Increased
A 71-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES with the following symptoms/conditions: NA started Gallium Chloride, Ga-67/sodium Citrate treatment (dosage: Once Iv) on Feb 09, 2009. Soon after starting Gallium Chloride, Ga-67/sodium Citrate treatment, the subject experienced various side effects, including:
  • Blood Creatinine Increased
  • Blood Urea Increased
Concurrently used drugs: NA. This finding indicates that some male patients could be more vulnerable to Gallium Chloride, Ga-67/sodium Citrate.

Blood Calcium Decreased, Blood Creatinine Increased, Blood Magnesium Decreased, Electrolyte Imbalance, Gait Disturbance, Hallucination, Visual, Medical Device Complication
A male patient from UNITED STATES (weight: NA) experienced symptoms, such as: hypercalcaemia,lymphoma and was treated with Gallium Nitrate 25mg/ml (ganite)(dosage: 460 Mg (250mg/m2) Daily X 5 Days Iv). The treatment was initiated on Jan 03, 2007. After that a consumer reported the following side effect(s):
  • Blood Calcium Decreased
  • Blood Creatinine Increased
  • Blood Magnesium Decreased
  • Electrolyte Imbalance
  • Gait Disturbance
  • Hallucination, Visual
  • Medical Device Complication
Concurrently used drugs, which potentially could have contributed to side effect(s) or affected Gallium Nitrate 25mg/ml (ganite) efficacy: NA.The patient was hospitalized.

Angioneurotic Oedema
In this report, Gallium (67 Ga) Citrate was administered for the following condition: NA.A 63-year-old female consumer from CANADA (weight: NA) started Gallium (67 Ga) Citrate treatment (dosage: Dose: 3.7 Mci And 2.4 Mci (lot #g215611c, Exp 17-aug-2006).) on Aug 14, 2006.Sometime after starting the treatment, the patient complained of the following side effect(s):
  • Angioneurotic Oedema
A possible interaction with other drugs could have contributed to this reaction:
  • Synthroid
Establishing a causal relationship between a specific drug and consumer's side effects is complex, but it is possible that in this report Gallium (67 Ga) Citrate treatment could be related to the listed above side effect(s).

Keep Track of Side Effects

Note Your Observations

It is really important to keep of your symptoms, right from the time you start a new medicine. You can do it any way you prefer: in a notebook, in a computer file or using our online tool. You should also note down any other medicines you are taking at the same time, because there could be an interaction between these medicines.

Why Your Notes are Important

Your notes could be helpful in several ways:

  • You can use them to remind you of details that may alert your health care professional(s) to a problem
  • You will have a record to refer to in the future, in case you are ever prescribed the same medicine again

  • Log Form

    You can use the following log form to write down important information, like the date and time you experienced a side effect and your symptoms, how strong the symptoms were, and any other medicines you were using.

    Medicine Name and Dosage:
    Side Effects Scale Date & Time Other Medicine(s) or Treatment(s)
    Scale: 1 = very mild to 10 = very bad

    You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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    Gallium Safety Alerts, Active Ingredients, Usage Information

    Proprietary NameGALLIUM CITRATE GA-67
    Namegallium citrate ga-67
    On market since20080221
    LabelerMallinckrodt Inc.
    Active Ingredient(s)GALLIUM CHLORIDE GA-67
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    More About Gallium

    Side Effects reported to FDA: 7

    Gallium safety alerts: No

    Reported deaths: 1

    Reported hospitalizations: 1

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