Like all medicines, Revasc can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. Some of these side effects may be similar to the effects of surgery. The most likely side effect is bleeding.
Tell the doctor or nurse as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur, some of which may be confused with side effects of surgery:
Commonreported side effects (likely to affect between 1 in 10 and 1 in 100 patients):Unusual tiredness or weakness (anaemia), nausea, oozing of fluid from wounds, low blood pressure, fever, inflammation of veins sometimes accompanied by a clot, lumps at injection sites, bruising, swelling of the legs caused by fluid retention, non-fatal allergic reactions.
Uncommon side effects (likely to affect between 1 in 100 and 1 in 1,000 patients): Increase in liver enzymes, dizziness, sleeplessness, confusion, feeling breathless, vomiting (with or without blood), constipation, blood in your urine, difficulty in urinating, rash, itching (urticaria), low levels of potassium in the blood, burning feeling when passing urine with also an increased frequency of urination, slow healing of wounds, nose bleeds, high blood pressure, pain (including pain in legs, stomach and/or chest).
Rareside effects (likely to affect between 1 in 1,000 and 1 in 10,000 patients):
Anti-hirudin antibodies have been detected upon re-exposure
Isolated cases of fatal bleeding have been reported.
If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.