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Thiopental Side Effects

Applies to thiopental: intravenous powder for injection, rectal suspension

Hypersensitivity

Rare (less than 0.1%): Anaphylactoid reactions (e.g., urticaria, bronchospasm, fall in blood pressure, angioedema)

Frequency not reported: Allergic reactions, hypersensitivity, anaphylactic shock[Ref]

Local

Common (1% to 10%): Pain at the administration site[Ref]

Musculoskeletal

Frequency not reported: Involuntary movements, muscle tremor[Ref]

Metabolic

Frequency not reported: Hypokalemia, hyperkalemia, anorexia[Ref]

Psychiatric

Frequency not reported: Unpleasant dream, euphoria, dysphoria[Ref]

Respiratory

Common (1% to 10%): Respiratory depression, bronchospasm, laryngospasm, coughing, snoring, sneezing[Ref]

Other

Common (1% to 10%): Shivering

Frequency not reported: Malaise, fatigue[Ref]

Nervous system

Common (1% to 10%): Somnolence, delayed wakening

Frequency not reported: Headache, confusion, dizziness, amnesia[Ref]

Renal

Frequency not reported: Renal failure, polyuria (when high doses are used)[Ref]

Cardiovascular

Common (1% to 10%): Heart arrhythmia, myocardia depression, hypotension, thrombosis, phlebitis

Frequency not reported: Tachycardia[Ref]

Dermatologic

Frequency not reported: Skin reactions[Ref]

Gastrointestinal

Frequency not reported: Nausea, vomiting[Ref]

References

1. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0

2. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0

Further information

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Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.