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Adasuve Side Effects

A sore throat, sedation, and a bad taste in the mouth are among the most common side effects reported with Adasuve. Potentially serious reactions are also possible and may include seizures, fainting, or trouble breathing. Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you develop any of these more serious side effects.

An Introduction to Adasuve Side Effects

As with any medicine, Adasuve™ (loxapine inhalation powder) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses 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 Adasuve. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)

Common Side Effects of Adasuve

Adasuve has been studied extensively in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects that occurred in a group of people using Adasuve were documented and then compared to the side effects that occurred in a similar group of people using a placebo (an inhaler with no active ingredients).
In these studies, the most common Adasuve side effects included:
  • Bad, bitter, or metallic taste in the mouth -- in up to 14 percent of people
  • Sedation -- up to 12 percent
  • Sore throat -- up to 3 percent.

Serious Side Effects

Some side effects of Adasuve are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
  • Problems breathing, including wheezing, shortness of breath, or coughing
  • Chest or throat tightness
  • Feelings of restlessness or an inability to sit still
  • Any abnormal body movements, such as tremors or rigid muscles
  • Spasms of the neck muscles
  • Involuntary, uncontrollable facial, tongue, or body movements
  • A fast heart rate (tachycardia)
  • Dizziness, lightheadedness, or fainting
  • High or low blood pressure
  • Seizures
  • Severe drowsiness
  • Numbness or weakness of the face, arm, or leg, especially on one side of the body
  • Problems with coordination, walking, or balance
  • Confusion or difficulty seeing or speaking
  • Problems passing urine
  • Worsening of your glaucoma
  • Signs of a serious condition known as neuroleptic malignant syndrome, such as:
    • High fever
    • Stiff muscles
    • Confusion
    • Sweating
    • Increased or irregular heart rate or blood pressure
  • 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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