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Are there any side effects to augmentation therapy?

Alphas receiving augmentation therapy have reported a variety of side effects, although the vast majority never have any significant problems. The most common side effect is a sense of feeling tired or having flu-like symptoms that typically lasts for up to 24 hours after an infusion. These symptoms can often be reduced or eliminated by slowing the rate of infusion. Some Alphas have symptoms that seem like mild allergic reactions: rash or hives, itching, tightness in the chest, dyspnea, and/or wheezing. Many of them can continue receiving augmentation therapy if they take an antihistamine, such as Benadryl, before their infusions. Rarely, side effects are severe enough to cause an Alpha to stop augmentation therapy entirely.

Augmentation Therapy – AlphaNet Canada