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Edrophonium Side Effects

Applies to edrophonium: injection solution

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

If any of the following side effects occur while taking edrophonium, check with your doctor or nurse immediately:

Incidence not known:
  • Chest pain or discomfort
  • dizziness
  • fainting
  • fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat
  • increased frequency of urination
  • increased sweating
  • lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting
  • loss of bladder control
  • muscle twitches that are visible under the skin
  • seizures
  • slurred speech
  • trouble breathing
  • trouble speaking
  • unusual tiredness

Minor Side Effects

Some of the side effects that can occur with edrophonium 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:

Incidence not known:
  • Abdominal or stomach cramps
  • constricted pupils (black part of the eye)
  • diarrhea
  • double vision
  • hoarseness
  • increased salivation
  • muscle weakness
  • nausea
  • redness of the white part of the eyes or inside of the eyelids
  • sore throat
  • vomiting
  • watering of the eyes

Not all side effects for edrophonium 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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