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Common Reactions to Penbutolol

Common Side Effects

Penbutolol has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects that occurred in a group of people taking penbutolol were documented and then compared to side effects that occurred in another group of people taking a placebo (a "sugar pill" with no active ingredients) or a slightly similar blood pressure medication. This way, it is possible to see what side effects occurred, how often they appeared, and how they compared to the group not taking the real medicine.
In these studies, the most common side effects that occurred more frequently with penbutolol than with the placebo included:
  • Headaches -- in up to 7.8 percent of people
  • Dizziness -- up to 4.9 percent
  • Fatigue -- up to 4.4 percent
  • Nausea -- up to 4.3 percent.
Other common side effects with penbutolol (occurring in 0.5 to 3.3 percent of people) included:
It is important to note that some of these common side effects can also be signs of more serious problems.

Final Thoughts on Penbutolol Side Effects

You 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 side effects while taking penbutolol or if something "just does not seem right." While it may not be related to the medication, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.
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