RIVASTIGMINE Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

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

    • indigestion
    • hallucinations
    • dizziness

    INFREQUENT side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

    • high blood pressure
    • slow heartbeat
    • fainting

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

    • depression
    • urinary tract infection
    • drowsiness
    • difficulty sleeping
    • low energy
    • decreased appetite
    • weight loss
    • headache
    • stomach cramps
    • generalized weakness
    • anxious feelings

    RARE side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

    • low amount of sodium in the blood
    • dehydration
    • atrioventricular block, a type of slow heart rhythm disorder
    • atrial fibrillation
    • an ulcer from too much stomach acid
    • inflammation of the liver called hepatitis
    • inflammation of the skin due to an allergy
    • a skin disorder with blistering and peeling skin called Stevens-Johnson syndrome
    • seizures
    • a type of abnormal movement disorder called dyskinesia
    • bloody vomit
    • abnormal liver function tests
    • pancreatitis
    • abnormal muscle movements
    • fast heartbeat

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

    • nightmares
    • agitation
    • extrapyramidal disease, a type of movement disorder
    • blurred vision
    • throat irritation
    • excessive saliva production
    • gastroesophageal reflux disease
    • contact dermatitis, a type of skin rash that occurs from contact with an offending substance
    • itching
    • sensation of spinning or whirling
    • involuntary movements resembling athetosis
    • abnormal manner of walking
    • trouble breathing
    • involuntary leakage of urine
    • a reaction at the site of administration

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