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Tigan Injection Side Effects Center
Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP
Tigan (trimethobenzamide hydrochloride) Injectable is an anticholinergic drug used to treat nausea and vomiting. This medication is available in generic form. Common side effects include drowsiness or dizziness, headache, feeling depressed or disoriented, or blurred vision.
Dosage of Tigan is adjusted according to the reason for therapy, severity of symptoms and the response of the patient. Tigan may interact with other drugs that make you sleepy (such as cold medicine, pain medication, muscle relaxants, and medicine for seizures, depression or anxiety). Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. During pregnancy, Tigan should be taken only if prescribed. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or could become pregnant during treatment. It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
Our Tigan (trimethobenzamide hydrochloride) Injectable Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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Tigan Injection in Detail - Patient Information: Side Effects
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using this medication and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
- jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes);
- seizure (convulsions);
- easy bruising or bleeding, unusual weakness;
- tremor (uncontrolled shaking); or
- muscle cramps, severe muscle spasms.
Continue using trimethobenzamide and talk with your doctor if you have any of these less serious side effects:
- drowsiness or dizziness;
- feeling depressed or disoriented; or
- blurred vision.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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Tigan Injection FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
There have been reports of hypersensitivity reactions and Parkinson-like symptoms. There have been instances of hypotension reported following parenteral administration to surgical patients. There have been reports of blood dyscrasias, blurring of vision, coma, convulsions, depression of mood, diarrhea, disorientation, dizziness, drowsiness, headache, jaundice, muscle cramps and opisthotonos. If these occur, the administration of the drug should be discontinued. Allergic-type skin reactions have been observed; therefore, the drug should be discontinued at the first sign of sensitization. While these symptoms will usually disappear spontaneously, symptomatic treatment may be indicated in some cases.
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