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Fenoldopam Side Effects

For the Consumer

Applies to fenoldopam: parenteral injection

Side effects include:

Adults: Headache, flushing, nausea, hypotension, hypokalemia.

Pediatric patients: Hypotension, tachycardia.

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to fenoldopam: intravenous solution


The most common adverse reactions were headache, cutaneous dilation (flushing), nausea, and hypotension.[Ref]

Nervous system

Very common (10% or more): Headache (24%)
Frequency not reported: Dizziness[Ref]


Very common (10% or more): Nausea (12%)
Common (1% to 10%): Vomiting
Frequency not reported: Abdominal pain, abdominal distention[Ref]


Common (1% to 10%): Injection site reaction[Ref]


Common (1% to 10%): ECG T wave inversion
Frequency not reported: Extrasystoles, palpitations, cardiac failure, ischemic heart disease, myocardial infarction, angina pectoris, tachycardia
Postmarketing reports: Cardiogenic shock, hypotension, ECG ST segment depression[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Chest pain, pyrexia, blood lactate dehydrogenase increased[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Hypokalemia, blood glucose increased
Postmarketing reports: Oxygen saturation decreased[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Nervousness/anxiety, insomnia[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Blood urea increased, blood creatinine increased[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Hyperhidrosis[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Oliguria[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Transaminases increased[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Muscle spasms[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Intraocular pressure increased[Ref]


1. "Product Information. Corlopam (fenoldopam)." Neurex, Menlo Park, CA.

Not all side effects for fenoldopam 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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