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Some of the common side effects of disopyramide include constipation, dry mouth, and difficulty urinating. Even though reactions such as these tend to be minor, there are some potentially serious problems that may require immediate medical treatment. For example, let your healthcare provider know right away if you develop shortness of breath, unexplained weight gain, or fever.

An Introduction to Side Effects of Disopyramide

Just like any medicine, disopyramide (Norpace®, Norpace® CR) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the drug will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with disopyramide. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)

Serious Disopyramide Side Effects

Some disopyramide side effects are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
  • Unusual bleeding or bruising
  • Signs of infection, such as:
    • Shortness of breath
    • Fatigue or unusual tiredness
    • Swelling of the legs, ankles, or feet
    • Unexplained weight gain
  • Signs of liver problems, such as:
    • Yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes (jaundice)
    • Dark urine
    • Pain in the upper-right area of the abdomen (stomach)
  • Difficulty urinating
  • A slow, fast, irregular, or forcefully beating heart
  • Feeling faint or dizzy
  • Chest pain
  • Extreme tiredness or fatigue, with or without joint pain
  • Signs of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), such as:
    • Blurred vision
    • Shakiness
    • Confusion
  • Enlarged breasts, especially in men
  • Seeing, hearing, or believing things that are not real (hallucinations)
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
    • An unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Unexplained swelling, especially of the mouth, lips, or throat
    • Wheezing
    • Difficulty breathing or swallowing.
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