Side Effects of Loniten

Just like any medicine, Loniten can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well.
If reactions do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious reactions are less common.
Common side effects of Loniten include but are not limited to:
  • Growth and darkening of fine body hair
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Swelling or weight gain caused by fluid retention (edema).
(Click Loniten Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)

Drug Interactions

Loniten may react with a number of other medicines (see Loniten Drug Interactions).

Important Information for Your Healthcare Provider

Talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Loniten if you have:
  • Pheochromocytoma, a rare tumor of the adrenal gland
  • A rare blood disorder called cryoglobulinemia
  • Heart disease, including congestive heart failure (CHF)
  • A history of a heart attack, especially in the past month
  • Angina (chest pain)
  • Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
  • A history of hemolytic anemia or thrombocytopenia (a low platelet level)
  • Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Loniten Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
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