Reduces fluid build-up in your chest around your lungs.
There may be other brand names for this medicine.
When This Medicine Should Not Be Used
You should not receive this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to talc powder.
How to Use This Medicine
- This medicine will be given through a tube placed through a small incision in your chest.
- A nurse or other trained health professional will give you this medicine.
Drugs and Foods to Avoid
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
Warnings While Using This Medicine
- Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breast feeding.
- Make sure any doctor or dentist who treats you knows that you are using this medicine. This medicine may affect the results of certain medical tests.
Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine
Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
- Chest pain, shortness of breath, or coughing up of blood.
- Fast or uneven heartbeat.
- Lightheadedness or fainting.
If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
- Bleeding, swelling, warmth, or pain where the medicine is injected into your chest.
If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088
Review Date: 2011-02-04