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Tigan Side Effects Center
Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP
Tigan (trimethobenzamide hydrochloride) Capsules is an antiemetic indicated for the treatment of postoperative nausea and vomiting, and for nausea associated with gastroenteritis. Tigan is available in generic form. Side effects of Tigan include drowsiness, dizziness, headache, feeling disoriented, blurred vision, hypersensitivity reactions (hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat), Parkinson-like symptoms (tremor, uncontrolled shaking), low blood pressure (hypotension), and depression.
Tigan is available in 300mg strength tablets. Usual adult dosage is one 300 mg capsule 3 or 4 times per day. Tigan may cause drowsiness; patients should not operate motor vehicles or other dangerous machinery while taking Tigan. Tigan may worsen Reye's syndrome. Since there is no adequate experience in pregnant or lactating women who have received this drug, safety in pregnancy or in nursing mothers has not been established. Use in children is cautioned because Tigan side effects may be confused with the central nervous system signs of an undiagnosed primary disease responsible for the child's vomiting, e.g., Reye's syndrome or other encephalopathy.
Our Tigan (trimethobenzamide hydrochloride) 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 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.
Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Tigan (Trimethobenzamide Hydrochloride Capsules)
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Tigan Overview - Patient Information: Side Effects
Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: confusion, muscle spasms, unusual uncontrolled movements (especially of the face, mouth, tongue, arms, or legs), shaking (tremor), restlessness, drooling.
Tell your doctor immediately if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur: severe arching of the back, mouth sores, unusual bleeding/bruising, seizures, mental/mood changes (e.g., depression), yellowing eyes/skin, dark urine.
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
In the US -
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
Read the entire patient information overview for Tigan (Trimethobenzamide Hydrochloride Capsules)
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Tigan 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.
Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Tigan (Trimethobenzamide Hydrochloride Capsules)
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