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Some of the possible side effects of Hecoria include diarrhea, headaches, and abdominal (stomach) pain. Even though reactions such as these tend to be minor, there are some potentially serious problems that may require immediate medical treatment. For instance, contact your healthcare provider right away if you develop seizures, blood in the urine, or fever.

An Introduction to Side Effects of Hecoria

Just like any medicine, Hecoria™ (tacrolimus) can cause side effects. Like other immunosuppressants, the side effects can be numerous and potentially serious. Although not everyone who takes the medication will have problems, most people will experience some type of side effect during treatment with Hecoria.
 
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible Hecoria side effects. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)
 

Serious Hecoria Side Effects

Some side effects are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
 
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
 
    • Hives
    • Rash
    • Itching
    • Unexplained swelling of the mouth or throat
    • Wheezing
    • Difficulty breathing or swallowing
 
  • Signs of infection, such as:
 
    • Fever
    • Aches and pains
    • Coughing
    • Chills
 
  • Sores or wounds that do not heal
  • Swollen glands in the neck, armpits, or groin
  • Any skin changes, such as discoloration, sores, or lumps
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain
  • Signs of high blood sugar levels, such as:
 
    • Frequent urination
    • Increased thirst
    • Blurred vision
 
  • Urinating less often than usual
  • Difficulty urinating, painful urination, or blood in the urine
  • Vision changes
  • Confusion
  • Problems with speech or coordination
  • Tremor, headache, or numbness and tingling sensations
  • Fatigue, pale skin, dizziness, or shortness of breath
  • Unusual bruising or bleeding
  • Unexplained weight gain or swelling in the arms, legs, ankles, or feet
  • An irregular heartbeat
  • Increased blood pressure (hypertension)
  • Seizures.
 
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