Norpace Side Effects

If you have never taken Norpace, it can be difficult to predict whether you might develop side effects during treatment with this drug. During clinical studies, common side effects included dry mouth, constipation, and difficulty urinating. There are also some potentially serious problems, such as fever, chest pain, or feeling faint, which should be reported to your healthcare provider right away.

An Introduction to Norpace Side Effects

Just like any medicine, Norpace® (disopyramide) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes 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 Norpace. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)

Common Side Effects of Norpace

Norpace has been studied extensively in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects that occurred in a group of people taking Norpace were carefully documented. As a result, it was possible to see what side effects occurred and how often they appeared.
In these studies, the most common Norpace side effects included:
  • Dry mouth -- in up to 32 percent of people
  • Difficulty urinating -- up to 14 percent
  • Constipation -- up to 11 percent.
Other common side effects, occurring in 3 percent to 9 percent of people, included:
  • Blurred vision
  • Dry nose, eyes, or throat
  • An inability to empty the bladder completely when urinating (urinary retention)
  • Feeling the need to urinate frequently or urgently
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal (stomach) pain, bloating, or gas
  • Dizziness
  • Muscle weakness
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • General feelings of illness
  • General body aches and pains.
Other common reactions, occurring in 1 percent to 3 percent of people, included:
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