PROTRIPTYLINE HCL Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

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If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

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INFREQUENT side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • abnormal sexual function
  • abnormal heart rhythm
  • If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • heartburn
  • RARE side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • a disorder with excess antidiuretic hormone called syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone
  • decreased function of bone marrow
  • large purple or brown skin blotches
  • decreased blood platelets
  • very low levels of granulocytes, a type of white blood cell
  • low levels of white blood cells
  • increased eosinophils in the blood
  • confusion
  • a form of mania that has a lower severity of symptoms
  • panic disorder
  • suicidal thoughts
  • extrapyramidal disease, a type of movement disorder
  • serotonin syndrome, a type of disorder with high serotonin levels
  • increased pressure in the eye
  • disturbance in the ability of the eye to focus
  • blurred vision
  • ringing in the ears
  • a heart attack
  • a type of slowed heart rhythm disorder called heart block
  • prolonged QT interval on EKG
  • a stroke
  • orthostatic hypotension, a form of low blood pressure
  • low blood pressure
  • paralysis of the intestines
  • the inability to have an erection
  • swelling of the testicles
  • enlarged breasts
  • breastmilk production not associated with childbirth or nursing
  • increased sensitivity of the skin to the sun
  • itching
  • hair loss
  • hallucinations
  • seizures
  • muscle tremors
  • a skin rash
  • an inability to completely empty the bladder
  • abnormal results on an electroencephalogram, a test recording the brain's activity
  • abnormal liver function tests
  • nervousness
  • secondary angle-closure glaucoma, a type of eye disorder
  • a yellowing of the eyes or skin from buildup of bilirubin called jaundice
  • If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • delusions
  • altered interest in having sexual intercourse
  • nightmares
  • agitation
  • a painful condition that affects the nerves in the legs and arms called peripheral neuropathy
  • dilated pupils
  • high blood pressure
  • inflammation of the parotid gland
  • dry mouth
  • stomatitis, a condition with painful swelling and sores inside the mouth
  • a discolored tongue
  • constipation
  • hives
  • drowsiness
  • dizziness
  • difficulty sleeping
  • fever
  • low energy
  • excessive sweating
  • taste impairment
  • loss of muscle coordination
  • visible water retention
  • temporary redness of face and neck
  • small reddish-purplish pin-point sized spots on skin
  • decreased appetite
  • weight gain
  • weight loss
  • headache
  • heart throbbing or pounding
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • an increased need to urinate often
  • urination during the night
  • stomach cramps
  • a feeling of pins and needles on skin
  • generalized weakness
  • anxious feelings
  • fast heartbeat
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