Side effect(s) of Pitolisant

Read the side effects of Pitolisant as described in the medical literature. In case of any doubt consult your doctor or pharmacist.

1. General: Headache, anxiety, Insomnia

2. Gastrointestinal: Nausea, abdominal pain, decreased appetite

3. Skin: Rash

4. Respiratory: Upper respiratory tract infection

5. Vascular: Increased heart rate

6. Muscles and Joints: Muscle pain

7. Miscellaneous: Hallucinations, irritability etc.

Other Precautions : Patients should use caution if they have -
1. Abnormal ECG like more QT interval (heart problems)
2. Abnormal heart rhythm
3. In moderate liver impairment, initiate the drug at 8.9 mg once daily and increase after 14 days to a maximum dosage of 17.8 mg once daily
4. If one contraception they should use an alternative non-hormonal contraceptive method during treatment and for at least 21 days after stopping treatment with Pitolisant.
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