APOKYN Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • confusion
  • orthostatic hypotension, a form of low blood pressure
  • hallucinations
  • a type of abnormal movement disorder called dyskinesia
  • visible water retention
  • chest pain

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

  • low blood pressure
  • drowsiness
  • dizziness
  • excessive sweating
  • loss of skin color
  • yawning
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • reactions at the site of the injection
  • runny nose
  • pain in the oropharynx
  • an oral tingling sensation

INFREQUENT side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • a heart attack
  • angina, a type of chest pain
  • complete stoppage of the heart
  • prolonged QT interval on EKG
  • chronic heart failure
  • pneumonia
  • fainting

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

  • depression
  • bruising under the skin
  • constipation
  • urinary tract infection
  • itching
  • joint pain
  • backache
  • pain in the arms or legs
  • difficulty sleeping
  • low energy
  • headache
  • trouble breathing
  • diarrhea
  • bruising
  • generalized weakness
  • anxious feelings

RARE side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • mental problems from taking the drug
  • priapism, a prolonged erection of the penis
  • a significant type of allergic reaction called anaphylaxis
  • a type of allergic reaction called angioedema
  • accidental falls

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

  • dehydration
  • delusions
  • a skin rash
  • an inability to control impulsive behavior

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