Mesoridazine Side Effects
Applies to mesoridazine: injectable solution, oral concentrate, oral tablet
Drugs with the potential to prolong the QTc interval have been associated with torsades de pointes-type arrhythmias and sudden death.[Ref]
Central nervous system side effects including drowsiness, Parkinson's syndrome, dizziness, weakness, tremor, restlessness, ataxia, dystonia, rigidity, slurring, akathisia, and motoric reactions (opisthotonos) have been reported. Autonomic nervous system effects including dry mouth, nausea and vomiting, fainting, stuffy nose, photophobia, constipation, and blurred vision have also been reported.[Ref]
Adverse effects including rigidity and motoric effects tend to occur later in therapy.[Ref]
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Some side effects of mesoridazine 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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