MEMANTINE HCL Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

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

    • confusion
    • constipation
    • dizziness
    • headache
    • cough
    • diarrhea

    INFREQUENT side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

    • high blood pressure
    • the flu
    • hallucinations

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

    • depression
    • aggressive behavior
    • low blood pressure
    • a common cold
    • backache
    • drowsiness
    • low energy
    • pain
    • weight gain
    • vomiting
    • involuntary leakage of urine
    • stomach cramps
    • anxious feelings

    RARE side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

    • a type of blood disorder with a decrease in all types of blood cells called pancytopenia
    • anemia
    • decreased blood platelets
    • very low levels of granulocytes, a type of white blood cell
    • low levels of white blood cells
    • suicidal thoughts
    • a heart attack
    • a clot in the lung
    • atrioventricular block, a type of slow heart rhythm disorder
    • torsades de pointes, a type of abnormal heart rhythm
    • atrial fibrillation
    • prolonged QT interval on EKG
    • chronic heart failure
    • blood clot in a deep vein of the extremities
    • thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, a type of blood disorder
    • pneumonia
    • inflammation of the liver called hepatitis
    • acute kidney failure
    • a skin disorder with blistering and peeling skin called Stevens-Johnson syndrome
    • trouble breathing
    • abnormal liver function tests
    • accidental falls
    • pancreatitis

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

    • dehydration
    • slow heartbeat
    • throat irritation
    • bronchitis
    • urinary tract infection
    • seizures
    • difficulty sleeping
    • fever
    • abnormal manner of walking
    • fluid retention in the legs, feet, arms or hands
    • decreased appetite
    • nausea
    • the inability to control a bowel movement
    • high blood sugar
    • nervousness
    • generalized weakness
    • irritability

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