Nexterone Side Effects

When your healthcare provider recommends treatment with Nexterone, it is difficult for him or her to predict whether you might experience side effects with this drug. Therefore, it is important to be aware of the potential problems that might occur, and which ones to report to your healthcare provider right away. Some of the most common side effects include nausea, fever, and a slow heart rate.

An Introduction to Nexterone Side Effects

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

Common Side Effects of Nexterone

Nexterone has been studied extensively in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects that occurred in a group of people using the medication were carefully documented. As a result, it was possible to see what side effects occurred and how common they were.
In clinical studies, the most common side effects of Nexterone included:
  • Low blood pressure (hypotension) -- in up to 20.2 percent of people
  • A slow heart rate (bradycardia) -- up to 6 percent
  • Nausea -- up to 4.2 percent
  • Abnormal liver function tests -- up to 4.2 percent
  • Cardiac arrest (when the heart stops beating) -- up to 3.5 percent
  • Fever -- up to 2.9 percent
  • Heart rhythm problems -- up to 2.9 percent
  • Congestive heart failure -- up to 2.2 percent.
Other common side effects, occurring in up to 2 percent of people, included:
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Increased liver enzymes
  • Abnormal kidney function
  • Lung problems
  • A serious skin rash known as Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS)
  • A decrease of platelets in the blood, which could increase the risk for bleeding.
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