PEDMARK safety was studied in 2 clinical trials
The safety of PEDMARK was studied in 232 children who received either cisplatin alone or PEDMARK + cisplatin. Only 1 child in each study stopped using PEDMARK due to side effects. The most commonly reported side effect was decreased red blood cells.
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Other things you should know about PEDMARK safety
- Allergic reactions can happen with PEDMARK and can be serious and life-threatening. Your doctor will monitor your child for allergic reactions during the PEDMARK infusion
- Tell your doctor right away if your child has any of these signs of an allergic reaction: rash, hives (raised bumps), chest tightness, wheezing, trouble breathing, swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat
- PEDMARK adds sodium to the blood. Your doctor will check your child to make sure their sodium levels aren’t too high before starting PEDMARK
- Children younger than 1 month of age should not receive PEDMARK
- Newborns are not able to control sodium levels in the blood
- During treatment with PEDMARK, blood levels of magnesium and potassium will be monitored
- If needed, your doctor will prescribe supplements to correct any electrolyte imbalance
- Electrolytes are minerals in blood, sweat, and urine. They help nerves and muscles work the way they should, so it’s important that they stay at certain levels
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