Ziprasidone HCl Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

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

  • extrapyramidal disease, a type of movement disorder
  • excessive saliva production
  • constipation
  • drowsiness
  • dizziness
  • a feeling of restlessness with inability to sit still
  • weight gain
  • headache
  • nausea
  • generalized weakness
  • INFREQUENT side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • low amount of potassium in the blood
  • chest pain
  • fast heartbeat
  • If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • excessive fat in the blood
  • a change in vision
  • orthostatic hypotension, a form of low blood pressure
  • a common cold
  • a stuffy and runny nose
  • dry mouth
  • indigestion
  • an abnormal increase in muscle tone
  • muscle pain
  • muscle tremors
  • decreased appetite
  • cough
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • RARE side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • overactive thyroid gland
  • a condition with low thyroid hormone levels
  • thyroid gland inflammation
  • diabetes
  • a high prolactin level
  • low amount of magnesium in the blood
  • anemia
  • decreased blood platelets
  • very low levels of granulocytes, a type of white blood cell
  • low levels of white blood cells
  • low levels of a type of white blood cell called neutrophils
  • increased eosinophils in the blood
  • increase in the number of platelets in the blood
  • manic behavior
  • feelings of hostility
  • myoclonus, quick and involuntary muscle jerks
  • irregular involuntary spasms of limbs or facial muscles
  • tardive dyskinesia, a disorder characterized by involuntary movements of the face, mouth and tongue
  • neuroleptic malignant syndrome, a reaction characterized by fever, muscle rigidity and confusion
  • serotonin syndrome, a type of disorder with high serotonin levels
  • a disease with shrinking and weaker muscles called myopathy
  • clouding of the lens of the eye called cataracts
  • bleeding in the eye
  • angina, a type of chest pain
  • a clot in the lung
  • inflammation of the covering of the heart or pericardium
  • atrioventricular block, a type of slow heart rhythm disorder
  • bundle branch block
  • torsades de pointes, a type of abnormal heart rhythm
  • atrial fibrillation
  • slow heartbeat
  • prolonged QT interval on EKG
  • inflammation of the middle tissue heart muscle
  • a stroke
  • a spasm of the larynx
  • inflammation in the lungs due to an allergic reaction
  • a blockage of the intestines with stool
  • blood coming from anus
  • enlarged fatty liver
  • inflammation of the liver called hepatitis
  • a blockage of the bile duct that resulting in high bilirubin levels
  • kidney inflammation
  • priapism, a prolonged erection of the penis
  • a skin disorder with blistering and peeling skin called Stevens-Johnson syndrome
  • skin rash with sloughing
  • inflammation of the covering of a tendon
  • fainting
  • seizures
  • sleep apnea
  • puffy face from water retention
  • swelling of the tongue
  • swollen lymph nodes
  • coughing up of blood
  • bloody vomit
  • difficulty swallowing
  • high blood sugar
  • a type of allergic reaction called angioedema
  • accidental falls
  • problems with food passing through the esophagus
  • a yellowing of the eyes or skin from buildup of bilirubin called jaundice
  • an abnormal but slight slowing of the heart called first degree atrioventricular block
  • a type of significant allergic skin reaction called DRESS syndrome
  • If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • confusion
  • agitation
  • visual sensitivity to light
  • double vision
  • inflammation of the eyelid
  • dry eye
  • nystagmus, a condition with involuntary eye movements
  • ringing in the ears
  • high blood pressure
  • thrombophlebitis, an inflamed vein due to a blood clot
  • bruising under the skin
  • the inability to have an erection
  • enlarged breasts
  • breastmilk production not associated with childbirth or nursing
  • absence of menstrual periods
  • bleeding not related to menstrual period
  • increased sensitivity of the skin to the sun
  • hives
  • joint pain
  • delirium
  • difficulty sleeping
  • flu-like symptoms
  • chills
  • lockjaw
  • loss of muscle coordination
  • a type of speech disorder called dysarthria
  • dysphasia, the inability to arrange words in an understandable way
  • an inability to completely empty the bladder
  • involuntary leakage of urine
  • urination during the night
  • low body temperature
  • pain in the upper abdomen or back and sides
  • inflammation of a vein
  • intense abdominal pain
  • a type of bumpy skin rash called a maculopapular rash
  • lymphedema, or swelling due to blockage of lymph nodes
  • abnormal muscle movements
  • reduced sensation in the mouth
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