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Benzacot Side Effects

Generic Name: trimethobenzamide

Note: This page contains information about the side effects of trimethobenzamide. Some of the dosage forms included on this document may not apply to the brand name Benzacot.

For the Consumer

Applies to trimethobenzamide: intramuscular solution, oral capsule

In addition to its needed effects, some unwanted effects may be caused by trimethobenzamide (the active ingredient contained in Benzacot). In the event that any of these side effects do occur, they may require medical attention.

Severity: Major

You should check with your doctor immediately if any of these side effects occur when taking trimethobenzamide:

Rare
  • Body spasm, with head and heels bent backward and body bowed forward
  • convulsions (seizures)
  • depression
  • shakiness or tremors
  • skin rash
  • sore throat or fever
  • unusual tiredness
  • vomiting (severe or continuing)
  • yellow eyes or skin

Severity: Minor

Some of the side effects that can occur with trimethobenzamide may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:

More common
  • Drowsiness
Less common
  • Blurred vision
  • diarrhea
  • dizziness
  • headache
  • muscle cramps

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to trimethobenzamide: compounding powder, intramuscular solution, oral capsule, rectal suppository

Nervous system

Frequency not reported: Parkinson-like/extrapyramidal symptoms, coma, convulsions, disorientation, dizziness, drowsiness, headache, opisthotonos[Ref]

Hypersensitivity

Frequency not reported: Hypersensitivity reactions[Ref]

Cardiovascular

Frequency not reported: Hypotension[Ref]

Psychiatric

Frequency not reported: Depression[Ref]

Gastrointestinal

Frequency not reported: Diarrhea[Ref]

Hepatic

Frequency not reported: Jaundice[Ref]

Musculoskeletal

Frequency not reported: Muscle cramps[Ref]

Hematologic

Frequency not reported: Blood dyscrasias[Ref]

Ocular

Frequency not reported: Blurred vision[Ref]

Immunologic

Frequency not reported: Allergic-type skin reactions[Ref]

References

1. "Product Information. Tigan (trimethobenzamide)." Monarch Pharmaceuticals Inc, Bristol, TN.

2. "Product Information. Trimethobenzamide Hydrochloride (trimethobenzamide)." United Research Laboratories/Mutual Pharmaceutical Company, Philadelphia, PA.

Not all side effects for Benzacot may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.

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