Serpasil

Serpasil treats high blood pressure. This medication should not be used in patients with certain gastrointestinal problems or depression.

Serpasil Overview

Reviewed: December 4, 2014
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Serpasil is a prescription medication used to treat high blood pressure. Serpasil belongs to a group of drugs called rauwolfia alkaloids. These work by slowing the activity of the nervous system, resulting in decreased heart rate and lowering of blood pressure. 

This medication comes in an oral (by mouth) tablet and is usually taken once daily, with or without food. 

Common side effects of Serpasil include vomiting, diarrhea, and headache.

Serpasil can also cause drowsiness and dizziness. Do not drive or operate heavy machinery until you know how Serpasil affects you.

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Uses of Serpasil

Serpasil is a prescription medication used to treat high blood pressure. 

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

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Side Effects of Serpasil

Serious side effects have been reported with Serpasil. See the "Serpasil Precautions" section.

Common side effects of Serpasil include the following:

  • diarrhea
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • dizziness
  • drowsiness
  • headache
  • loss of appetite
  • dry mouth

This is not a complete list of Serpasil side effects. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.