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.
Major Side Effects
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)
- shakiness or tremors
- skin rash
- sore throat or fever
- unusual tiredness
- vomiting (severe or continuing)
- yellow eyes or skin
Minor Side Effects
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:
- Blurred vision
- muscle cramps
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to trimethobenzamide: compounding powder, intramuscular solution, oral capsule, rectal suppository
Frequency not reported: Parkinson-like/extrapyramidal symptoms, coma, convulsions, disorientation, dizziness, drowsiness, headache, opisthotonos[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Hypersensitivity reactions[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Hypotension[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Depression[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Diarrhea[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Jaundice[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Muscle cramps[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Blood dyscrasias[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Blurred vision[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Allergic-type skin reactions[Ref]
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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