Serentil Side Effects
Generic Name: mesoridazine
Note: This document contains side effect information about mesoridazine. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Serentil.
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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