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Reserpine (Reserpine) - Side Effects and Adverse Reactions

 
 



ADVERSE REACTIONS

The following adverse reactions have been observed with rauwolfia preparations, but there has not been enough systematic collection of data to support an estimate of their frequency. Consequently the reactions are categorized by organ system and are listed in decreasing order of severity and not frequency.

Digestive

Vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, anorexia, dryness of mouth, hypersecretion.

Cardiovascular

Arrhythmias (particularly when used concurrently with digitalis or quinidine), syncope, angina-like symptoms, bradycardia, edema.

Respiratory

Dyspnea, epistaxis, nasal congestion.

Neurologic

Rare parkinsonian syndrome and other extrapyramidal tract symptoms; dizziness; headache; paradoxical anxiety; depression; nervousness; nightmares; dull sensorium; drowsiness.

Musculoskeletal

Muscular aches.

Genitourinary

Pseudolactation, impotence, dysuria, gynecomastia, decreased libido, breast engorgement.

Metabolic

Weight gain.

Special Senses

Deafness, optic atrophy, glaucoma, uveitis, conjunctival injection.

Hypersensitive Reactions

Purpura, rash, pruritus.



REPORTS OF SUSPECTED RESERPINE SIDE EFFECTS / ADVERSE REACTIONS

Below is a sample of reports where side effects / adverse reactions may be related to Reserpine. The information is not vetted and should not be considered as verified clinical evidence.

Possible Reserpine side effects / adverse reactions in 67 year old female

Reported by a physician from Japan on 2011-12-16

Patient: 67 year old female weighing 50.0 kg (110.0 pounds)

Reactions: Hepatic Function Abnormal, Alanine Aminotransferase Increased

Suspect drug(s):
ALL Other Therapeutic Products
    Administration route: Oral
    Start date: 2011-04-03

Allegra
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Urticaria
    Start date: 2011-04-08
    End date: 2011-04-14

Reserpine
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Urticaria
    Start date: 2011-04-08
    End date: 2011-04-11



Possible Reserpine side effects / adverse reactions in 67 year old female

Reported by a pharmacist from Japan on 2011-12-23

Patient: 67 year old female weighing 50.0 kg (110.0 pounds)

Reactions: Hepatic Function Abnormal, Nausea, Alanine Aminotransferase Increased, Urticaria, Concomitant Disease Aggravated, Prothrombin Time Shortened, Hepatitis B

Suspect drug(s):
ALL Other Therapeutic Products
    Administration route: Oral
    Start date: 2011-04-03

Allegra
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Urticaria
    Start date: 2011-04-08
    End date: 2011-04-14

Reserpine
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Urticaria
    Start date: 2011-04-08
    End date: 2011-04-11



Possible Reserpine side effects / adverse reactions in 67 year old female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-06-20

Patient: 67 year old female weighing 87.0 kg (191.4 pounds)

Reactions: Humerus Fracture, Pruritus, Concussion, Hypotension, Patella Fracture, Tardive Dyskinesia, Fall

Suspect drug(s):
Abilify
    Indication: Depression

Atenolol

Reserpine
    Indication: Tardive Dyskinesia



See index of all Reserpine side effect reports >>

Drug label data at the top of this Page last updated: 2011-10-21

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