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During clinical trials on propafenone (Rythmol®), a metallic taste or other unusual tastes were the most commonly reported side effects, occurring in up to 23 percent of people. In most cases, reactions to this medicine tend to be mild and easy to treat. However, serious problems can occur.
It can be difficult to determine whether you will develop side effects while taking propafenone. Make sure to contact your healthcare provider if you are taking this medicine and develop anything that "just does not seem right." Some of the other commonly reported reactions can include nausea, constipation, and dizziness.
(Click Propafenone Side Effects to learn more about how propafenone may cause a metallic taste or other problems. This article provides a detailed list of other side effects that occurred during clinical trials on this drug, with statistics on how often they occurred.)
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