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Amidrine Side Effects

Generic name: acetaminophen / dichloralphenazone / isometheptene mucate

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Jun 14, 2023.

Note: This document contains side effect information about acetaminophen / dichloralphenazone / isometheptene mucate. Some dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Amidrine.

Applies to acetaminophen / dichloralphenazone / isometheptene mucate: oral capsule.

Serious side effects of Amidrine

Along with its needed effects, acetaminophen/dichloralphenazone/isometheptene mucate may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur while taking acetaminophen / dichloralphenazone / isometheptene mucate:

Less common

Rare

Symptoms of dependence on this medicine

Symptoms of acetaminophen overdose

Other side effects of Amidrine

Some side effects of acetaminophen / dichloralphenazone / isometheptene mucate may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects.

Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common

Rare

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to acetaminophen / dichloralphenazone / isometheptene mucate: oral capsule.

Hypersensitivity

Transient dizziness and skin rash can usually be eliminated by reducing the dose of acetaminophen/dichloralphenazone/isometheptene.[Ref]

Hypersensitivity side effects including transient dizziness and skin rash have been reported with the use of acetaminophen/dichloralphenazone/isometheptene. Hypersensitivity reactions, including anaphylaxis and fixed drug eruptions have been reported rarely in association with acetaminophen use.[Ref]

Hepatic

Alcoholic patients may develop hepatotoxicity after even modest doses of acetaminophen. In healthy patients, approximately 15 grams of acetaminophen is necessary to deplete liver glutathione stores by 70% in a 70 kg person. However, hepatotoxicity has been reported following smaller doses. Glutathione concentrations may be repleted by the antidote N-acetylcysteine. One case report has suggested that hypothermia may also be beneficial in decreasing liver damage during overdose.

In a recent retrospective study of 306 patients admitted for acetaminophen overdose, 6.9% had severe liver injury but all recovered. None of the 306 patients died.

One study has suggested that acetaminophen may precipitate acute biliary pain and cholestasis. The mechanism of this effect may be related to inhibition of prostaglandin and alterations in the regulation of the sphincter of Oddi.

Cases of acute pancreatitis have been reported rarely with the use of acetaminophen.[Ref]

Hepatic side effects including severe and sometimes fatal dose dependent hepatitis have been reported with the use of acetaminophen in alcoholic patients. Hepatotoxicity has been increased during fasting.[Ref]

Gastrointestinal

Gastrointestinal side effects have been rare with the use of acetaminophen except in alcoholics and after overdose.[Ref]

Renal

Acute tubular necrosis with acetaminophen use usually occurs in conjunction with liver failure, but has been observed as an isolated finding in rare cases. A possible increase in the risk of renal cell carcinoma has been associated with chronic acetaminophen use as well.

A recent case-control study of patients with end-stage renal disease suggested that long term consumption of acetaminophen may significantly increase the risk of end-stage renal disease particularly in patients taking more than two pills per day.[Ref]

Renal side effects including acute tubular necrosis and interstitial nephritis have been rare with the use of acetaminophen. Adverse renal effects have been most often observed after overdose, after chronic abuse (often with multiple analgesics), or in association with acetaminophen-related hepatotoxicity.[Ref]

Hematologic

Hematologic side effects including rare cases of thrombocytopenia associated with acetaminophen have been reported. Methemoglobinemia with resulting cyanosis has also been observed in the setting of acute overdose.[Ref]

Dermatologic

Dermatologic side effects including erythematous skin rashes associated with acetaminophen have been reported rarely. Acetaminophen associated bullous erythema and purpura fulminans have also been reported.[Ref]

Respiratory

Respiratory side effects including a case of acetaminophen-induced eosinophilic pneumonia have been reported.[Ref]

Cardiovascular

Cardiovascular side effects including at least two cases of hypotension have been reported following the administration of acetaminophen.[Ref]

Two cases hypotension have been reported following the administration of acetaminophen. Both patients experienced significant decreases in blood pressure. One of the two patients required pressor agents to maintain adequate mean arterial pressures. Neither episode was associated with symptoms of anaphylaxis. Neither patient was rechallenged after resolution of the initial episode.[Ref]

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References

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Further information

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