PRIALT Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • confusion
  • hallucinations

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

  • a change in vision
  • nystagmus, a condition with involuntary eye movements
  • an abnormal increase in muscle tone
  • drowsiness
  • memory loss
  • mental status changes
  • sensation of spinning or whirling
  • dizziness
  • fever
  • pain
  • abnormal manner of walking
  • loss of muscle coordination
  • decreased appetite
  • headache
  • aphasia, a loss of the ability to speak and understand language
  • a type of speech disorder called dysarthria
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • an inability to completely empty the bladder
  • nervousness
  • a feeling of pins and needles on skin
  • abnormal sensations of the skin
  • generalized weakness
  • anxious feelings

INFREQUENT side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • a systemic inflammatory response called sepsis due to an infection with bacteria
  • mental problems from taking the drug
  • suicidal thoughts
  • an infection of the central nervous system called meningitis
  • atrial fibrillation
  • pneumonia
  • kidney failure
  • a condition with muscle tissue breakdown called rhabdomyolysis
  • a tonic-clonic seizure
  • extreme breathing difficulty

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

  • an infection due to a virus
  • an infection
  • dehydration
  • low amount of potassium in the blood
  • anemia
  • mood changes
  • paranoia
  • mental problems
  • nightmares
  • agitation
  • depression
  • feelings of hostility
  • myoclonus, quick and involuntary muscle jerks
  • visual sensitivity to light
  • double vision
  • ringing in the ears
  • high blood pressure
  • abnormal heart rhythm
  • orthostatic hypotension, a form of low blood pressure
  • low blood pressure
  • bruising under the skin
  • throat irritation
  • a stuffy and runny nose
  • inflammation of the tissue lining the sinuses
  • bronchitis
  • dry mouth
  • indigestion
  • disorder of the digestive system
  • constipation
  • urinary tract infection
  • abnormal peeling of skin
  • erythema or redness of skin or mucous membrane
  • itching
  • dry skin
  • arthritis
  • joint pain
  • neck pain
  • neck stiffness
  • backache
  • muscle weakness
  • muscle pain
  • nerve pain
  • leg cramps
  • difficulty concentrating
  • stupor
  • fainting
  • difficulty sleeping
  • flu-like symptoms
  • excessive sweating
  • chills
  • muscle twitching
  • taste impairment
  • a skin rash
  • visible water retention
  • scaling of the skin
  • weight loss
  • breathing changes
  • trouble breathing
  • cough
  • chest pain
  • difficult or painful urination
  • involuntary leakage of urine
  • stomach cramps
  • weak reflexes
  • reactions at the site of the injection
  • a feeling of general discomfort called malaise
  • increased creatine kinase levels
  • an accidental injury
  • fast heartbeat

RARE side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • suicidal behavior
  • pneumonia due to accidental inhalation of vomit
  • inflammation of the skin with blisters
  • skin rash with sloughing
  • seizures
  • a type of allergic reaction called angioedema

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

  • a skin ulcer
  • muscle tremors
  • a stinging sensation on the skin
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