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Serious Methylin Side Effects

Some Methylin side effects, while not as common, are potentially serious and should be reported to your healthcare provider. These include:
 
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Confusion
  • Chest tightness, chest pain, or heart palpitations
  • Shortness of breath
  • Depression (see Methylin and Depression)
  • More outgoing or aggressive behavior than normal
  • Abnormally long-lasting or frequent painful erections of the penis in males of any age
  • Strange behavior
  • Hallucinations (seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not really there)
  • Agitation or restlessness
  • Fainting
  • Seizures
  • Uncontrolled movements of the head, neck, mouth, arms, or legs (known as tics)
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, including:
 
    • Unexplained skin rash
    • Itching
    • Hives
    • Wheezing or difficulty breathing
    • Unexplained swelling.
 

Rare Methylin Side Effects

Other side effects of Methylin were reported in only a few people taking the medication. Given how uncommon they occur, it can be difficult to tell whether these side effects are actually caused by the medication or by something else.
 
Some of these rare side effects include:
 
  • Changes in liver function (including hepatitis)
  • Hair loss
  • Anemia.
     
If you suffer from seizures, heart problems, or mental problems, Methylin can aggravate the symptoms associated with these conditions.
 
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