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Side Effects of Iloperidone

Common Side Effects of Iloperidone

Iloperidone has been thoroughly studied in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects that occurred in a group of people taking iloperidone were documented and then compared to the side effects that occurred in another group of people taking either a different antipsychotic medication or a placebo (a "sugar pill" that does not contain any active ingredients).
As a result, it is possible to see what iloperidone side effects occurred, how often they appeared, and how they compared to the placebo or other antipsychotic medications.
In these studies, the most common side effects of iloperidone included:
  • Dizziness -- in up to 20 percent of people
  • Drowsiness -- up to 15 percent
  • A rapid heart rate (tachycardia) -- up to 12 percent
  • Nausea -- up to 10 percent
  • Dry mouth -- up to 10 percent
  • Weight gain -- up to 9 percent (see Fanapt and Weight Gain).
Other common side effects, occurring in 2 to 8 percent of people, included (but were not limited to):
  • Joint pain
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle stiffness
  • Blurred vision
  • Diarrhea
  • Shakiness (tremors)
  • Lethargy
  • Inability to ejaculate
  • Nasal congestion
  • Shortness of breath
  • Low blood pressure.

Final Thoughts on Iloperidone Side Effects

It is possible that you may experience some or none of the side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have side effects from a medicine that you have never tried.
Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while taking this drug, or if you experience something that "just does not seem right." While it may not be an iloperidone side effect, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.
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