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Prialt Side Effects

What should I watch for?

Tell your doctor or health care professional if your pain does not go away, if it gets worse, or if you have new or a different type of pain. You may need blood work done while you are taking this medicine.

You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you. Do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. This reduces the risk of dizzy or fainting spells. Alcohol may interfere with the effect of this medicine. Avoid alcoholic drinks.

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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:

More common

Anxiety

being forgetful

change in walking and balance

changes in patterns and rhythms of speech

clumsiness or unsteadiness

confusion

decrease in the frequency of urination

decrease in urine volume

delusions

dementia

difficulty in passing urine (dribbling)

difficulty with speaking

feeling unusually cold

painful urination

problems with speech or speaking

seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there

shakiness and unsteady walk

shakiness in the legs, arms, hands, or feet

shivering

slurred speech

thoughts of killing oneself

trembling or shaking of the hands or feet

uncontrolled eye movements

unsteadiness, trembling, or other problems with muscle control or coordination

Less common

Aggressive or angry

chest pain

chills

confusion as to time, place, or person

convulsions

cough

dark-colored urine

dizziness

drowsiness

fainting

fast heartbeat

fearfulness, suspiciousness, or other mental changes

feeling that others are watching you or controlling your behavior

feeling that others can hear your thoughts

fever

general feeling of illness

holding false beliefs that cannot be changed by fact

lightheadedness

muscle spasm or jerking of all extremities

muscle stiffness

rapid, shallow breathing

severe mood or mental changes

shortness of breath

sneezing

sore throat

stiff neck or back

tightness in the chest

troubled breathing

trouble in concentration

trouble in sleeping

unusual behavior unusual excitement, nervousness, or restlessness

unusual tiredness or weakness

wheezing

Rare

Actions that are out of control

changes in behavior

irritability

talking, feeling, and acting with excitement

Incidence not known

Large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs

Get emergency help immediately if any of the following symptoms of overdose occur:

Symptoms of overdose

Decreased awareness or responsiveness

severe sleepiness

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:

More common

Blurred vision

crawling feelings

diarrhea

dizziness

dizziness or lightheadedness

excessive muscle tone, tension, or tightness

feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings

headache

itching

lack or loss of strength

loss of appetite

loss of memory

nausea

pain in the arms or legs

problems with memory

sensation of spinning

sleepiness or unusual drowsiness

vomiting

weight loss

Less common

Acid or sour stomach

back pain

bad, unusual, or unpleasant (after) taste

belching

bladder pain

bloody or cloudy urine

bruising

change in taste

congestion

constipation

continuing ringing or buzzing or other unexplained noise in the ears

crying

dehydration

depersonalization

depression

difficulty seeing at night

difficulty with moving

double vision

dry mouth

dry skin

dysphoria

euphoria

fainting

frequent urge to urinate

hearing loss

heartburn

hoarseness

increased sensitivity of the eyes to sunlight

increased sensitivity to pain or touch

indigestion

loss of bladder control

loss of taste

lung disorder

nerve pain

pain in the joints

pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones

pale skin

pounding in the ears

quick to react or overreact emotionally

rapidly changing moods

red, scaly, swollen, or peeling areas of the skin

redness or pain at the catheter site

runny nose

severe muscle stiffness

shortness of breath or troubled breathing

sleeplessness

slow or fast heartbeat

stomach discomfort, upset, or pain

stuffy nose

sweating

swelling or redness in the joints

tender, swollen glands in the neck

tightness of the chest or wheezing

trouble with swallowing

unusual bleeding or bruising

unusual tiredness or weakness

voice changes

warmth on the skin

weakness or heaviness in the legs

Incidence not known

Burning sensation on the skin

flaking and falling off of skin

skin blisters

sores on 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.

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