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Ritodrine Side Effects

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Nov 29, 2023.

Applies to ritodrine: intravenous solution.


Cardiovascular side effects have included tachycardia or other cardiac arrhythmias (80% to 100%), diastolic blood pressure reduction resulting in dizziness and lightheadedness (80% to 100%), and chest pain or tightness (15%). Myocardial ischemia and palpitations have also been reported.[Ref]

Nervous system

Nervous system side effects have included tremor and headache (10% to 50%). Nervousness, jitteriness, and restlessness have also been reported.[Ref]


Dermatologic side effects have included erythema and rash.[Ref]


Gastrointestinal side effects have included nausea and vomiting.[Ref]


Hematologic side effects have included leukopenia and agranulocytosis. Associated with long-term (2 to 3 weeks) use, these effects were reversible upon discontinuation.[Ref]


Hepatic side effects have included hepatitis or impaired hepatic function.[Ref]


Metabolic side effects have included transient maternal hyperglycemia and ketoacidosis.[Ref]

Symptoms associated with hyperglycemia included: blurred vision; drowsiness; dry mouth; flushed, dry skin; fruit-like breath odor; increased frequency and volume of urination; ketones in urine; loss of appetite; somnolence; stomachache; nausea, or vomiting; tiredness; and unusual thirst.[Ref]


Respiratory side effects have included pulmonary edema (shortness of breath).[Ref]


Psychiatric side effects have included anxiety and emotional upset.[Ref]


1. Product Information. Yutopar (ritodrine). Astra-Zeneca Pharmaceuticals. 2001;PROD.

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