DEXMETHYLPHENIDATE HCL ER Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

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    • a sore throat
    • dry mouth
    • indigestion
    • decreased appetite
    • headache
    • vomiting
    • anxious feelings

    INFREQUENT side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

    • fast heartbeat

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

    • dizziness
    • difficulty sleeping

    RARE side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

    • anemia
    • decreased blood platelets
    • low levels of white blood cells
    • mental problems from taking the drug
    • manic behavior
    • suicidal thoughts
    • agitation
    • a change in vision
    • a heart attack
    • a stroke
    • priapism, a prolonged erection of the penis
    • skin rash with sloughing
    • a condition with muscle tissue breakdown called rhabdomyolysis
    • hallucinations
    • seizures
    • failure to grow
    • abnormal liver function tests
    • a significant type of allergic reaction called anaphylaxis
    • a type of allergic reaction called angioedema
    • a hypersensitivity reaction to a drug

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

    • altered interest in having sexual intercourse
    • depression
    • aggressive behavior
    • disturbance in the ability of the eye to focus
    • blurred vision
    • high blood pressure
    • stuffy nose
    • enlarged breasts
    • joint pain
    • muscle pain
    • cramps
    • low energy
    • a type of abnormal movement disorder called dyskinesia
    • heart throbbing or pounding
    • nervousness
    • intense abdominal pain

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