Safety Information and possible side effects of NUPLAZID
Who should not take NUPLAZID?
Do not take NUPLAZID™ (pimavanserin) if you have certain kinds of heart conditions such as:
- An irregular heartbeat
- A slow heart rate
It is important to talk to your doctor about this possible side effect. Call your doctor right away if you feel a change in your heartbeat.
What warnings should I know about NUPLAZID?
NUPLAZID may increase the risk of changes to your heart rhythm. This risk may increase if NUPLAZID is taken with certain other medications known to change heart rhythm. Keep a list of all the medicines you take and show your doctor and pharmacist the list when you get a new medicine. Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take or have recently taken.
What should I tell my doctor?
Before taking NUPLAZID, tell your doctor if you:
- Have reduced kidney function. NUPLAZID is not recommended if you have severe kidney problems
- Have reduced liver function. NUPLAZID is not recommended if you have liver problems
You must also tell your doctor about any heart problems you have or have had.
What are the possible side effects of NUPLAZID?
The most common side effects of NUPLAZID include swelling in the legs or arms, nausea, and feeling confused. Other possible side effects are hallucinations, constipation, and changes to normal walking.
These are not all the possible side effects of NUPLAZID. For more information, ask your healthcare provider about this medicine.