Pralidoxime reverses muscle weakness or paralysis caused by a poison or certain drug overdose.
Pralidoxime is used as an antidote to treat poisoning by a chemical or pesticide (insect spray), or by a drug used to treat a muscle disorder.
This medication is not effective as an antidote for all types of pesticide poisonings.
Blurred or double vision
change in near or distance vision
difficult or rapid breathing
difficulty in focusing the eyes
difficulty with speaking
fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
muscle stiffness or weakness
pain at the injection site (after injection into a muscle)
Incidence not known
Deep or fast breathing with dizziness
numbness of the feet, hands, and around the mouth
Some pralidoxime side effects may not need any medical attention. As your body gets used to the medicine these side effects may disappear. Your health care professional may be able to help you prevent or reduce these side effects, but do check with them if any of the following side effects continue, or if you are concerned about them:
(intravenous powder for injection)