Side Effects of Elitek

Just like any medicine, Elitek can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the medication will have problems. In fact, many people tolerate it quite well. If reactions do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
Common Elitek side effects include but are not limited to:
  • Nausea
  • Swelling due to fluid retention (edema)
  • Vomiting
  • Anxiety
  • Abdominal (stomach) pain.  
(Click Elitek Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)

Drug Interactions

Elitek is not thought to interact with other medicines (see Elitek Drug Interactions).

Important Information for Your Healthcare Provider

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to receiving this medication if you have:
  • A medical condition known as glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency
  • Developed a reaction to Elitek treatment in the past
  • Been told you have cytochrome b5 reductase (also known as methemoglobin reductase) deficiency
  • Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Elitek Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not use the drug.)
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