What are the common side effects?

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Age 88, male,shaking of the right hand, 50ml. of

primodone a day

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This dose usually has no side effects. You'll need regular blood tests, liver and kidney function tests and electrolyte tests.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking primidone:

More common

  • Shakiness and unsteady walk
  • Unsteadiness, trembling, or other problems with muscle control or coordination

Less common

  • Unusual excitement or restlessness (especially in children and in the elderly)


  • Chills
  • Cough or hoarseness
  • Fainting spells
  • Fever and sore throat
  • Fever with or without chills
  • General feeling of tiredness or weakness
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Lower back or side pain
  • Painful or difficult urination
  • Pale skin
  • Shortness of breath
  • Skin rash
  • Sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
  • Unusual bleeding or bruising
  • Unusual tiredness or weakness