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These include:

  • dry mouth (27% of patients)
  • constipation (17% of patients)
  • increased sweating (14% of patients)
  • urine hesitancy (and occasionally urinary retention) occurs in 4-12% of patients (predominantly men).
  • in up to 10% of patients they may experience symptoms related to tachycardia or hypotension.
  • other effects include impotence (5%) and insomnia (14%).

Reference:

  • Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin (1998), 36 (11), 82-4.

Last reviewed 01/2018