Inapsine Side Effects
Generic Name: droperidol
Note: This page contains information about the side effects of droperidol. Some of the dosage forms included on this document may not apply to the brand name Inapsine.
Not all side effects for Inapsine may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.
For the Consumer
Applies to droperidol: injection injectable, injection solution
In addition to its needed effects, some unwanted effects may be caused by droperidol (the active ingredient contained in Inapsine). In the event that any of these side effects do occur, they may require medical attention.
If any of the following side effects occur while taking droperidol, check with your doctor or nurse immediately:More common
- Blurred vision
- dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
- unusual tiredness or weakness
- difficulty with breathing
- difficulty with swallowing
- fast heartbeat
- noisy breathing
- puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
- skin rash, hives, or itching
- tightness in the chest
- Chest pain or discomfort
- fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
- irregular or slow heart rate
- low blood pressure or pulse
- severe confusion or loss of consciousness
Some of the side effects that can occur with droperidol 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
- trouble sitting still
- Difficulty with speaking
- loss of balance control
- muscle trembling, jerking, or stiffness
- seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there
- shuffling walk
- stiffness of the limbs
- twisting movements of the body
- uncontrolled movements, especially of the face, neck, and back
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to droperidol: compounding powder, injectable solution
Frequency not reported: Hypotension, irregular cardiac rhythm, mild or moderate tachycardia, QT prolongation, serious arrhythmias (e.g., torsades de pointes), ventricular tachycardia, cardiac arrest, death (some of these side effects occurred in patients with no known risk factors, and some were associated with droperidol (the active ingredient contained in Inapsine) doses at or below recommended doses)
Unexplained fever, alteration of consciousness, extrapyramidal dysfunction, autonomic instability and elevated creatine kinase are all symptoms associated with neuroleptic agents. If these symptoms develop in patients receiving droperidol (the active ingredient contained in Inapsine) therapy, immediate discontinuation of the drug is warranted.
Extrapyramidal symptoms such as acute dystonia, parkinsonism, akathisia, and oculogyric crisis have been reported in patients receiving droperidol in doses as low as 0.65 mg. In addition, cases of akathisia have been reported in patients during epidural anesthesia.
Frequency not reported: Dysphoria, drowsiness, restlessness, hyperactivity, anxiety, hallucinations, dizziness, extrapyramidal symptoms, neuroleptic malignant syndrome, confusion, nervousness, paresthesia, somnolence, tremor, akathisia, oculogyric crisis, unexplained fever, alteration of consciousness, autonomic instability
Frequency not reported: pharyngitis, rhinitis, bronchospasm, laryngospasm (reported as rare)
Frequency not reported: Anaphylaxis (uncommon)
Frequency not reported : Injection site pain
Frequency not reported: Chills and/or shivering, tongue-swelling, sweating
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