Rimso-50 Side Effects
Generic Name: dimethyl sulfoxide
Note: This page contains side effects data for the generic drug dimethyl sulfoxide. It is possible that some of the dosage forms included below may not apply to the brand name Rimso-50.
For the Consumer
Applies to dimethyl sulfoxide: intravesical solution
As well as its needed effects, dimethyl sulfoxide (the active ingredient contained in Rimso-50) may cause unwanted side effects that require medical attention.
Major Side Effects
If any of the following side effects occur while taking dimethyl sulfoxide, check with your doctor immediately:
- Nasal congestion
- shortness of breath or troubled breathing
- skin rash, hives, or itching
- swelling of face
Some patients may have some discomfort during the time this medicine is being put into the bladder. However, the discomfort usually becomes less each time the medicine is used.
Dimethyl sulfoxide may cause you to have a garlic-like taste within a few minutes after the medicine is put into the bladder. This effect may last for several hours. It may also cause your breath and skin to have a garlic-like odor, which may last up to 72 hours.
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to dimethyl sulfoxide: compounding liquid, irrigation solution, topical solution
Frequency not reported: Odor on skin (may remain for 72 hours)[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Garlic-like taste (a few minutes after instillation), odor on breath (may remain for 72 hours)[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Chemical cystitis[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Severe discomfort on administration[Ref]
1. "Product Information. Rimso-50 (dimethyl sulfoxide)." Edwards Lifesciences, Irvine, CA.
It is possible that some side effects of Rimso-50 may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.
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