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Contact your healthcare provider right away if you are using Lazanda and develop serious side effects, such as breathing problems, severe constipation, or hallucinations. However, most people generally tolerate the medication quite well, and any problems that occur are usually easy to treat. Some of the most commonly reported side effects include vomiting, nausea, and dizziness.
An Introduction to Lazanda Side EffectsJust like any medicine, Lazanda® (fentanyl nasal spray) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the medication will have problems. 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 are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Lazanda. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)
Common Side Effects With LazandaLazanda has been studied extensively in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects that occurred in people using Lazanda were carefully documented. All of the people in the studies were taking long-acting opioid narcotics in addition to Lazanda. Therefore, it can be difficult to know for certain which side effects resulted from Lazanda and which were from the other narcotics.
In clinical studies, common side effects of Lazanda included:
- Vomiting -- in up to 13 percent of people
- Constipation -- up to 10 percent
- Nausea -- up to 9 percent
- Fever -- up to 7 percent
- Dizziness -- up to 6 percent.
Other common side effects, occurring in at least 1 percent of people, included:
- Dry mouth
- Heartburn or indigestion
- Abdominal (stomach) pain
- Decreased appetite and weight loss
- Shortness of breath
- Pain, including pain in the back, arms, legs, and joints
- Dry eyes
- Drooping eyelids
- Crossed eyes
- Low blood cell counts
- Mouth ulcers
- Rectal pain
- Body swelling, especially of the legs, ankles, and feet
- Yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes (jaundice)
- Altered sense of taste
- Behavior or mood changes, such as anxiety, depression, confusion, or agitation
- Infection, including urinary tract infections (UTIs) and upper respiratory infections (such as the common cold)
- Increase in certain liver enzymes
- Increased blood sugar levels
- Runny nose or nasal congestion
- Increased blood pressure (hypertension).