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Deoxycholic Acid Solution for injection

What is this medicine?

DEOXYCHOLIC ACID (Dee oxy KOE lik AS id) is used to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin.

How should I use this medicine?

This medicine is for injection into the fat under the chin. It is given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. This medicine is not approved for use in children.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue

  • nerve injury in the jaw that causes an uneven smile or facial weakness

  • trouble swallowing

Side effects that usually do not require medica attention (Report these to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome.):

  • swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness, and areas of hardness in the treatment area

What may interact with this medicine?

This medicine may interact with the following medicines:

  • certain medicines that treat or prevent blood clots like aspirin, clopidogrel, prasugrel, ticagrelor, ticlopidine, warfarin, enoxaparin, dalteparin, apixaban, dabigatran, and rivaroxaban

What if I miss a dose?

It is important not to miss your dose. Call your doctor or health care professional if you are unable to keep an appointment.

Where should I keep my medicine?

This drug is administered in a clinic and will not be stored at home.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • bleeding disorders

  • difficulty swallowing

  • infection under your chin

  • previous surgery or skin procedure or treatment for under the chin

  • thyroid disease

  • other medical conditions in the neck area

  • an unusual or allergic reaction to deoxycholic acid, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives

  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant

  • breast-feeding

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine.


NOTE:This sheet is a summary. It may not cover all possible information. If you have questions about this medicine, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider. Copyright© 2017 Elsevier