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Aclidinium Side Effects

For the Consumer

Applies to aclidinium: inhalation aerosol powder

In addition to its needed effects, some unwanted effects may be caused by aclidinium. In the event that any of these side effects do occur, they may require medical attention.

Major Side Effects

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

Incidence not known:
  • Decrease in the frequency of urination
  • decrease in urine volume
  • difficulty in passing urine (dribbling)
  • eye pain and blurred vision
  • painful urination

Minor Side Effects

Some of the side effects that can occur with aclidinium 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:
  • Fever
  • headache
  • muscle aches
  • sore throat
  • stuffy or runny nose
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
Less common:
  • Cough
  • diarrhea
  • pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones
  • sneezing
  • troubled breathing
  • vomiting
Rare
  • Chest pain or discomfort
  • difficulty with moving
  • dilated neck veins
  • dry mouth
  • extreme fatigue
  • fainting
  • flushed, dry skin
  • fruit-like breath odor
  • increased hunger
  • increased thirst
  • loss of consciousness
  • muscle pain or stiffness
  • nausea
  • pain, swelling, or redness in the joints
  • slow or irregular heartbeat
  • stomachache
  • sweating
  • swelling of the face, fingers, feet, or lower legs
  • unexplained weight loss

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to aclidinium: inhalation powder

Gastrointestinal

Common (1% to 10%): Diarrhea (2.7%), toothache (1.1%), vomiting (1.1%)
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Dry mouth, abdominal discomfort, tooth abscess
Postmarketing reports: Nausea, stomatitis[Ref]

Nervous system

Common (1% to 10%): Headache (6.6%)
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Dizziness[Ref]

Other

Common (1% to 10%): Fall (1.1%)
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Candidiasis[Ref]

Respiratory

Common (1% to 10%): Nasopharyngitis (5.5%), cough (3%), sinusitis (1.7%), rhinitis (1.6%)
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Dysphonia[Ref]

Cardiovascular

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): First degree AV block, cardiac failure, cardiorespiratory arrest, palpitations
Postmarketing reports: Tachycardia[Ref]

Dermatologic

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Rash, pruritus[Ref]

Genitourinary

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Urinary retention[Ref]

Metabolic

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Diabetes mellitus (less than 1%)[Ref]

Musculoskeletal

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Osteoarthritis (less than 1%)[Ref]

Ocular

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Blurred vision[Ref]

Hypersensitivity

Postmarketing reports: Immediate hypersensitivity reactions, including anaphylaxis, angioedema (including swelling of the lips, tongue, or throat), urticaria, rash, bronchospasm, itching[Ref]

References

1. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0

2. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0

3. "Product Information. Tudorza Pressair (aclidinium)." Forest Pharmaceuticals, St. Louis, MO.

Not all side effects for aclidinium 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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