Tensilon Side Effects
Generic Name: edrophonium
Note: This page contains side effects data for the generic drug edrophonium. It is possible that some of the dosage forms included below may not apply to the brand name Tensilon.
Applies to edrophonium: injection solution
As well as its needed effects, edrophonium (the active ingredient contained in Tensilon) may cause unwanted side effects that require medical attention.
If any of the following side effects occur while taking edrophonium, check with your doctor or nurse immediately:Incidence not known:
- Chest pain or discomfort
- fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat
- increased frequency of urination
- increased sweating
- lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting
- loss of bladder control
- muscle twitches that are visible under the skin
- slurred speech
- trouble breathing
- trouble speaking
- unusual tiredness
Minor Side Effects
Some edrophonium side effects may not need any medical attention. As your body gets used to the medicine these side effects may disappear. Your health care professional may be able to help you prevent or reduce these side effects, but do check with them if any of the following side effects continue, or if you are concerned about them:Incidence not known:
- Abdominal or stomach cramps
- constricted pupils (black part of the eye)
- double vision
- increased salivation
- muscle weakness
- redness of the white part of the eyes or inside of the eyelids
- sore throat
- watering of the eyes
It is possible that some side effects of Tensilon 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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