Tetrabenazine Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • A Feeling Of Restlessness With Inability To Sit Still
  • A Type Of Movement Disorder Called Parkinsonism
  • Extrapyramidal Disease, A Type Of Movement Disorder

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Anxious Feelings
  • Depression
  • Difficulty Sleeping
  • Drowsiness
  • Inducing Of A Relaxed Easy State
  • Low Energy
  • Nausea

INFREQUENT side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • Agitation
  • Trouble Breathing

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • A Common Cold
  • A Type Of Speech Disorder Called Dysarthria
  • Bronchitis
  • Bruising Under The Skin
  • Decreased Appetite
  • Difficult Or Painful Urination
  • Difficulty Swallowing
  • Dizziness
  • Head Pain
  • Irritability
  • Nervousness
  • Orthostatic Hypotension, A Form Of Low Blood Pressure
  • Unsteady Walking
  • Vomiting

RARE side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome, A Reaction Characterized By Fever, Muscle Rigidity And Confusion
  • Pneumonia
  • Prolonged QT Interval On EKG
  • Suicidal Thoughts

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • A High Prolactin Level
  • A Skin Rash
  • Aggressive Behavior
  • Confusion
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Muscle Tremors

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