Kytril Side Effects
Weakness, constipation, and headache are the most common side effects seen with Kytril. Side effects of the drug are generally minor and, in most cases, don't require medical attention. However, you should notify your healthcare provider immediately if you develop any serious Kytril side effects, such as high or low blood pressure, anxiety, irregular heart rhythm, or chest pain.
As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Kytril® (granisetron hydrochloride); however, not everyone who takes the medication will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Kytril. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of side effects with you.)
Kytril has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects that occur in a group of people taking the drug are documented and are then compared to side effects that occur in another group of people not taking the medicine. This way, it is possible to see what side effects occur, how often they appear, and how they compare to the group not taking the medicine.
In these studies, the most common side effects of Kytril included:
- Headaches -- in up to 21 percent of people
- Constipation -- up to 18 percent
- Weakness -- up to 18 percent
- Diarrhea -- up to 9 percent
- Abdominal pain (stomach pain) -- up to 6 percent
- Indigestion or heartburn -- up to 6 percent
- Insomnia -- up to 5 percent
- Drowsiness -- up to 4 percent
- Hair loss -- up to 3 percent (see Kytril and Hair Loss).