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What are the side effects of tiagabine?

Tiagabine can cause suicidal thoughts and mood changes. You should contact your doctor immediately if you have any of these symptoms: anxiety, depression, mood changes, behavioral changes, agitation, hostility, restlessness, hyperactivity or thoughts of suicide. Other serious side effects include: new or more severe seizures; hallucinations; confusion; speech and vision problems; severe peeling or blistering of the skin; a red skin rash; tremor; flu-like symptoms, including chills, fever and body aches; rapid heart rate; and chest pain.

Less serious side effects include: drowsiness, dizziness, weakness, feeling tired, restlessness, irritability, depression, nausea, stomach pain, vomiting, diarrhea, trouble concentrating, insomnia, lack of coordination, sore throat, cough or changes in weight. Symptoms of an allergic reaction require emergency treatment. They include: difficulty breathing; hives; swelling of the lips, tongue, throat or face; swollen glands; or painful sores surrounding or in the eyes or mouth. There may be other side effects not listed here.

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