Metyrosine Side Effects
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Feb 27, 2022.
Applies to metyrosine: oral capsule
Side effects requiring immediate medical attention
Along with its needed effects, metyrosine 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 as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur while taking metyrosine:
- trembling and shaking of hands and fingers
- trouble in speaking
- hallucinations (seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there)
- mental depression
- Black, tarry stools
- blood in urine or stools
- unusual bleeding or bruising
- muscle spasms, especially of neck and back
- painful urination
- pinpoint red spots on skin
- shortness of breath
- shuffling walk
- skin rash and itching
- swelling of feet or lower legs
- tic-like (jerky) movements of head, face, mouth, and neck
- unusual tiredness or weakness
Side effects not requiring immediate medical attention
Some side effects of metyrosine 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:
- Decreased sexual ability in men
- dryness of mouth
- nausea, vomiting, or stomach pain
- stuffy nose
- swelling of breasts or unusual milk production
After you stop using this medicine, it may still produce some side effects that need attention. During this period of time, Check with your doctor immediately if you notice the following side effects:
Also, after you Stop taking metyrosine, you may have feelings of increased energy or you may have trouble sleeping. However, these effects should last only for two or three days.
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Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.