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Tubersol

Generic Name: Tuberculin Tests (too BER kyoo lin tests)
Brand Name: Aplisol, Tubersol
Easy-to-read patient leaflet for Tubersol. Includes indications, proper use, special instructions, precautions, and possible side effects.
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Drug Information:
This is not a list of all drugs or health problems that interact with Tubersol (tuberculin tests). Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take Tubersol (tuberculin tests) with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor. Use Tubersol (tuberculin tests) as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely. Learn more

Tubersol Side Effects

Tubersol Side Effects

Note: This document contains side effect information about tuberculin purified protein derivative. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Tubersol.

Applies to tuberculin purified protein derivative: intradermal solution

Along with its needed effects, tuberculin purified protein derivative (the active ingredient contained in Tubersol) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking tuberculin purified protein derivative:

Incidence not known

  • Bleeding at the injection site (occurring up to 3 days after the skin test)
  • blistering, crusting, or scabbing at the injection site
  • cough
  • deep, dark purple bruise at the injection site (occurring up to 3 days after the skin test)
  • difficult or labored breathing
  • dizziness
  • fainting
  • fast heartbeat
  • fever
  • hard lump at the injection site
  • hives
  • itching, pain, redness, or swelling at the injection site
  • large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  • noisy breathing
  • puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  • scar at the injection site
  • unusual tiredness or weakness

Some side effects of tuberculin purified protein derivative may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Incidence not known

  • Pain, discomfort, or itching at the injection site
  • redness or rash at the injection site (occurring within 12 hours after skin test)

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.

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Medically reviewed by BestRx Medical Team Last updated on 1/1/2020.

Source: Drugs.com Tubersol