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Epalrestat Side Effects

Report Epalrestat Side Effects

If you experienced any harmful or unwanted effects of Epalrestat, please share your experience. This could help to raise awareness about Epalrestat side effects, identify uknown risks and inform health professionals and patients taking Epalrestat.

Examples: headache, dizziness


The most commonly reported Epalrestat side effects are:
Increase In Creatinine (1 reports)
Lasy Ness (1 reports)

If you have experienced a side effect listed above, you can check a box to report it.


To view a complete list of submitted side effects, please follow the link Epalrestat side effects . You can also compare Epalrestat side effects or view FDA reports.

Epalrestat Side Effects reported to FDA

The following Epalrestat reports list potential signals of serious risks and new safety information that were identified using the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS).
The FAERS is a database that contains information on adverse event and medication errors reports submitted to FDA by healthcare professionals (such as physicians, pharmacists, nurses and others), consumers (such as patients, family members, layers and others) and manufacturers.


The appearance of Epalrestat on this list does not mean that FDA has concluded that the drug has the listed risk. It means that FDA has identified a potential safety issue, but it does not mean that FDA has identified a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.

Septic Shock, Melaena, Coagulopathy, Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation, Shock Haemorrhagic, Necrotising Colitis, Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage
on Oct 18, 2011 Male from JAPAN , weighting 163.1 lb, was diagnosed with
  • diabetic neuropathy
  • diabetes mellitus
  • hyperlipidaemia
  • atrial fibrillation
  • hyperuricaemia
  • hypertension
and was treated with Epalrestat. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Epalrestat side effects: septic shock, melaena, coagulopathy, disseminated intravascular coagulation, shock haemorrhagic, necrotising colitis, gastrointestinal haemorrhage. Epalrestat dosage: 150 Mg.
Associated medications used:
  • Nesina (25 Mg)
  • Lipidil (200 Mg)
  • Pradaxa (300 Mg)
  • Allopurinol (100 Mg)
  • Losartan Potassium And Hydrochlorothiazide
  • Pradaxa (300 Mg)
  • Miglitol (150 Mg)
  • Rozerem (8 Mg)
Patient was hospitalized and became disabled.

Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage, Septic Shock, Necrotising Colitis
Patient was taking Epalrestat. Patient felt the following Epalrestat side effects: gastrointestinal haemorrhage, septic shock, necrotising colitis on Sep 14, 2011 from JAPAN Additional patient health information: Male , weighting 162.0 lb, was diagnosed with and. Epalrestat dosage: 150 Mg.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Lipidil (200 Mg)
  • Allopurinol (100 Mg)
  • Losartan Potassium And Hydrochlorothiazide
  • Pradaxa (300 Mg)
  • Pradaxa (300 Mg)
  • Nesina (25 Mg)
  • Miglitol (150 Mg)
  • Rozerem (80 Mg)


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Most drugs have a large list of nonsevere or mild adverse effects which do not rule out continued usage. These effects depend on individual sensitivity, and can include nausea, dizziness, diarrhea, malaise, vomiting, headache, dermatitis, dry mouth, etc. Check commonly reported side effects . These can be considered a form of pseudo-allergic reaction, as not all users experience these effects; many users experience none at all.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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Side Effects reported to FDA: 2

Epalrestat safety alerts: No

Reported deaths: 2

Reported hospitalizations: 1

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