Side Effects of Fetzima
Just like any medicine, Fetzima can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience problems. 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. Serious side effects are less common.
Some of the most common reactions seen with Fetzima include but are not limited to:
- Excessive sweating
- Increased heart rate.
(Click Fetzima Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
Fetzima may react with a number of other medications (see Fetzima Drug Interactions).
Important Information for Your Healthcare Provider
You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking this medication if you have:
- Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- A fast heart rate
- Heart problems
- Ever had a seizure
- Bipolar disorder or a family member with bipolar disorder
- Ever had an abnormally high mood (mania)
- Had thoughts of suicide or of harming yourself
- Problems urinating
- An enlarged prostate
- Been told you have low blood sodium levels (hyponatremia)
- Ever had bleeding problems
- Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you:
- Drink alcohol regularly
- Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Fetzima and Pregnancy)
- Are breastfeeding (see Fetzima and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Fetzima Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)