Neostigmine Methylsulfate Side Effects
What should I watch for?
Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. Tell your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or if they get worse.
Wear a medical ID bracelet or chain, and carry a card that describes your disease and details of your medicine and dosage times.
Common and Rare Side Effects
Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur:
Blurred or loss of vision
chest pain, discomfort, or tightness
difficult or labored breathing
dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up from a lying or sitting position suddenly
fast, slow, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting
twitches of the muscle visible under the skin
unusual tiredness or weakness
Incidence not known
Changes in patterns and rhythms of speech
difficulty in moving
disturbed color perception
halos around lights
irregular, fast or slow, or shallow breathing
loss of consciousness
muscle cramps and spasms
muscle pain or stiffness
no blood pressure or pulse
overbright appearance of lights
pain in the joints
pale or blue lips, fingernails, or skin
puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
stopping of the heart
trouble in speaking
Get emergency help immediately if any of the following symptoms of overdose occur:
Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:
Bleeding, blistering, burning, coldness, discoloration of skin, feeling of pressure, hives, infection, inflammation, itching, lumps, numbness, pain, rash, redness, scarring, soreness, stinging, swelling, tenderness, tingling, ulceration, or warmth at site
increased watering of the mouth
unable to sleep
Incidence not known
constricted, pinpoint, or small pupils (black part of eye)
excess air or gas in the stomach or intestines
feeling of warmth
increase in mucous from the lungs
increased need to urinate
passing urine more often
redness of the face, neck, arms and occasionally, upper chest
redness of the skin
Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.