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Carbetapentane Side Effects

Applies to carbetapentane: oral suspension extended release


Gastrointestinal side effects have included nausea and other gastrointestinal disturbances.[Ref]

Nervous system

Nervous system side effects have included dizziness and drowsiness. Other potential reactions include anxiety, disturbed coordination, euphoria, fatigue, headache, acute labyrinthitis, neuritis, paresthesias, tinnitus, and vertigo.[Ref]


Hypersensitivity side effects have included pruritus, rash, and urticaria. Anaphylactic shock has been reported.[Ref]


Dermatologic side effects have included photosensitivity. Rare cases of allergic exanthema have been associated with carbetapentane use.[Ref]


Hematologic side effects have included rare cases of leukopenia reported in patients receiving carbetapentane.[Ref]


1. "Product Information. solotuss (carbetapentane)." Hawthorn Pharmaceuticals, Madison, MS.

2. "Multum Information Services, Inc. Expert Review Panel"

Some side effects of carbetapentane may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.

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