Optimine Side Effects
Generic name: azatadine
Note: This document contains side effect information about azatadine. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Optimine.
Some side effects of Optimine may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.
For the Consumer
Applies to azatadine: oral tablet
Stop taking azatadine (the active ingredient contained in Optimine) and seek emergency medical attention if you experience an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; or hives).
Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to take azatadine and talk to your doctor if you experience
sleepiness, fatigue, or dizziness;
dry mouth; or
difficulty urinating or an enlarged prostate.
Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome.
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to azatadine: oral tablet
Nervous system side effects have commonly included central nervous system depression with resulting drowsiness. Azatadine (the active ingredient contained in Optimine) has also caused dizziness and affected coordination.
The drowsiness caused by azatadine may subside in some patients following prolonged use. Patients should be warned against driving, as well as concomitant ingestion of alcohol and other sedative-hypnotic drugs, while taking azatadine.
At dosages above what is normally recommended, dystonic reactions have occurred.
Gastrointestinal side effects have included dry mouth and constipation due to anticholinergic effects. Patients have also experienced epigastric distress and nausea. Increased appetite has been reported.
Cardiovascular side effects have included hypotension, tachycardia, and palpitations.
Ocular side effects have included blurred vision, diplopia, and dry eyes due to cholinergic blockade.
Genitourinary side effects have included dysuria, urinary hesitancy, decrease in urinary flow, and in rare cases, acute urinary retention. These urinary tract effects may have been due to azatadine (the active ingredient contained in Optimine) s anticholinergic effects.
Hematologic side effects have included reports of bone marrow suppression, thrombocytopenia, and aplastic anemia.
Respiratory side effects have included thickening of bronchial secretions.
Hypersensitivity reactions to azatadine (the active ingredient contained in Optimine) have included rash and urticaria.
More Optimine resources
- Optimine Concise Consumer Information (Cerner Multum)
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