Razadyne Side Effects
Loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea are some of the most common side effects reported with Razadyne. Reactions that are much less common (occurring in less than 1 percent of people using the drug) include nosebleeds, leg cramps, and vertigo. While side effects are minor in most cases, some may require immediate medical attention, such as depression, seizures, or fainting.
As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Razadyne® (galantamine hydrobromide); however, not everyone who takes the medication will experience side effects. In fact, many people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, they are often minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with this drug. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of Razadyne side effects with you.)
Razadyne has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials. In these clinical trials, one group of people was given the real medication, while another group was given a placebo (a "sugar pill" with no active ingredients). This way, it is possible to see what Razadyne side effects occurred, how often they appeared, and how they compared to the group who took the placebo.
In these studies, the most common side effects of this drug included:
- Nausea -- in up to 24 percent of people
- Vomiting -- up to 13 percent
- Diarrhea -- up to 9 percent
- Dizziness -- up to 9 percent
- Loss of appetite -- up to 9 percent
- Headaches -- up to 8 percent
- Urinary tract infections (UTIs), such as bladder infections -- up to 8 percent.
Other common Razadyne side effects, occurring in 2 to 7 percent of people, included:
- Abdominal pain (stomach pain)
- Indigestion or heartburn
- Weight loss
- Runny or stuffy nose.