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Clorotekal Side Effects

Generic name: chloroprocaine

Note: This document contains side effect information about chloroprocaine. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Clorotekal.

Applies to chloroprocaine: injection solution

Side effects requiring immediate medical attention

Along with its needed effects, chloroprocaine (the active ingredient contained in Clorotekal) 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 or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking chloroprocaine:

Incidence not known

  • Anxiety
  • blurred vision
  • burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  • chest pain or discomfort
  • cold, clammy, pale skin
  • confusion
  • continuing ringing or buzzing or other unexplained noise in the ears
  • cough
  • decrease in the frequency and amount of urine
  • difficulty in passing urine (dribbling)
  • difficulty swallowing
  • discouragement
  • dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  • drowsiness
  • excitement
  • false or unusual sense of well-being
  • fast or irregular heartbeat
  • feeling sad or empty
  • general feeling of illness
  • hearing loss
  • hives, itching, skin rash
  • irritability
  • lack of appetite
  • loss of interest or pleasure
  • nausea
  • painful urination
  • puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  • restlessness
  • seizures
  • severe headache
  • shivering
  • slow heart rate
  • slowing of labor
  • stiff neck or back
  • sweating
  • tightness in the chest
  • trouble concentrating
  • trouble sleeping
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
  • vomiting
  • weakness of the muscles in your face

Side effects not requiring immediate medical attention

Some side effects of chloroprocaine 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:

Incidence not known

  • Abnormal ejaculation
  • decreased sexual performance or desire
  • feeling of heat
  • loss of bladder and bowel control
  • loss of genital sensation and sexual function
  • no sensation in the legs
  • numbness
  • unable to move the legs

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Jan 17, 2021.

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Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.