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Serious Side EffectsSome Exalgo side effects, while occurring infrequently, are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
- The urge to take more Exalgo than prescribed or for a nonmedical purpose (see Exalgo Abuse)
- Falling or unsteadiness
- Unusual changes in mood or behavior
- Severe constipation
- A slow heart rate (bradycardia)
- Difficulty passing urine
- Low blood pressure (hypotension)
- Slow or irregular breathing
- Severe drowsiness
- Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
- An unexplained rash
- Swelling of the mouth or throat
- Difficulty breathing.
Opioids like Exalgo can cause a release of histamine, resulting in itching unrelated to any allergy. If you develop itching but no other allergy symptoms, it is unlikely that you are allergic to this pain medicine. However, be sure to report this to your healthcare provider, as medications are available to help relieve the itching.
Final ThoughtsYou 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 problems with a medicine that you have never tried.
Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any adverse reactions while taking the drug or if something "just does not seem right." While it may not be a side effect of Exalgo, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.