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What are the side effects of Seconal Sodium?

There are a variety of side effects that you may experience while taking Seconal Sodium. Common side effects include:

  • dizziness
  • drowsiness
  • difficulty with memory
  • problems with concentration
  • excitability
  • constipation
  • stomach upset and headache

Since this is a sedative, you may feel drowsy the next day or have difficulty waking up.

More serious side effects require medical attention. These include:

  • restless movement in your eyes, tongue, jaw or neck
  • shallow breath
  • slow heart rate
  • feeling faint
  • fever
  • sore throat
  • mouth sores
  • bruising or bleeding easily
  • nightmares or increased dreams

You can also experience mood changes, hallucinations, depression, agitation, periods of confusion, suicidal thoughts, slurred speech, and clumsiness.

Perhaps the most serious side effect is that people taking Seconal Sodium have been reported to perform activities such as driving, walking, or meal preparation, while not completely awake, and then later having no recall of the event.

In rare cases, you may have an allergic reaction to the drug. Seek immediate medical attention if you have trouble breathing or develop an itchy rash, hives, or swelling in your face and throat.

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