More Information on Reactions to Astepro
Serious Side Effects
Some side effects with Astepro, while occurring infrequently, are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include, but are not limited to:
- Excessive drowsiness
- An irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia)
- Feelings of a rapidly or forcefully beating heart (known as heart palpitations)
- Signs of an allergic reaction to the medication, including an unexplained rash, hives, itching, and unexplained swelling.
After medications are approved and are in use by the general public, healthcare providers may voluntarily report side effects. This information may point to possible side effects that were not seen in clinical trials.
However, it is very difficult (or impossible) to tell how frequently such side effects occur or even if they are actual side effects, since they are reported voluntarily (and since the "side effects" could be coincidental). These reported side effects are known as "postmarketing experience."
Possible side effects of Astelin (an earlier version of the same medication) reported in postmarketing experience include (but are not limited to):
- Blurred vision
- Chest pain
- Shortness of breath
- Facial swelling
- High blood pressure
- Loss of or change in the sense of taste or smell
- A rapid heart rate
- Difficulty passing urine.
Final Thoughts on Astepro Side Effects
It is possible that you may experience some or none of the Astepro 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 Astepro or if something "just does not seem right." While it may not be a side effect, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.