DROPERIDOL 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

    • fast heartbeat

    INFREQUENT side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

    • a feeling of restlessness with inability to sit still

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

    • drowsiness
    • feelings of dissatisfaction, sadness, and unease
    • anxious feelings

    RARE side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

    • extrapyramidal disease, a type of movement disorder
    • neuroleptic malignant syndrome, a reaction characterized by fever, muscle rigidity and confusion
    • high blood pressure
    • torsades de pointes, a type of abnormal heart rhythm
    • prolonged QT interval on EKG
    • a spasm of the larynx
    • bronchospasm
    • a significant type of allergic reaction called anaphylaxis
    • painful and involuntary movement of the eyes called oculogyric crisis

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

    • hallucinations
    • dizziness
    • chills
    • nervousness
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