Tigan Side Effects
Generic Name: trimethobenzamide
Note: This page contains side effects data for the generic drug trimethobenzamide. It is possible that some of the dosage forms included below may not apply to the brand name Tigan.
For the Consumer
Applies to trimethobenzamide: intramuscular solution, oral capsule
As well as its needed effects, trimethobenzamide (the active ingredient contained in Tigan) may cause unwanted side effects that require medical attention.
Major Side Effects
If any of the following side effects occur while taking trimethobenzamide, check with your doctor immediately:Rare
- Body spasm, with head and heels bent backward and body bowed forward
- convulsions (seizures)
- shakiness or tremors
- skin rash
- sore throat or fever
- unusual tiredness
- vomiting (severe or continuing)
- yellow eyes or skin
Minor Side Effects
Some trimethobenzamide 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:More common:
- Blurred vision
- muscle cramps
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to trimethobenzamide: compounding powder, intramuscular solution, oral capsule, rectal suppository
Frequency not reported: Parkinson-like/extrapyramidal symptoms, coma, convulsions, disorientation, dizziness, drowsiness, headache, opisthotonos[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Hypersensitivity reactions[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Hypotension[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Depression[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Diarrhea[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Jaundice[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Muscle cramps[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Blood dyscrasias[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Blurred vision[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Allergic-type skin reactions[Ref]
1. "Product Information. Tigan (trimethobenzamide)." Monarch Pharmaceuticals Inc, Bristol, TN.
2. "Product Information. Trimethobenzamide Hydrochloride (trimethobenzamide)." United Research Laboratories/Mutual Pharmaceutical Company, Philadelphia, PA.
It is possible that some side effects of Tigan 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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