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Not knowable: I appreciate your concern, but this is the kind of data that can't be obtained by any means. Enbrel (etanercept) is an immunomodulator that may suppress the immune response which has a small impact on melanoma progress; it's also given for psoriasis in which the skin cancer risk is already up. It's worth the risk; do keep a close eye on your skin so that skin cancers get rx'd early & there' s no risk of death. ...Read more
Not much.: Most commonly feel dry, irrtating and itchy and see peeling, but not everybody. I would not categorize them as side effects. They are natural consequences of using the medicines. ...Read more
I've read horror stories on chlorpromazine (tardive dyskinesia, chemical lobotomy, death). How likely are those serious side effects on 12.5 - 25mg?
Perplexed: Why are you to take a phenothiazine in this day and age, as the use of this class, other than Haldol and Compazine (prochlorperazine) is almost non-existent currently? Low dosing does mitigate risk and side effects, but most of my colleagues would be loathe to use these ancient meds, and select more modern, more effective, and safer agents. Will refer this to my psychiatric colleagues, also. ...Read more
Could antibiotic: Minomycin (in Australia), or minocycline hydrochloride, (prescribed as 3 month course - acne) cause suicidal tendencies/ depression?
Not likely, but: There've been some reported mood change effects - not common and severity is not mentioned. If you have a tendency toward this sort of intense depression, it might be wise to avoid this elective medication in favor of an alternative approach. Only you and your doctor know how crucial acne Tx is for you. One ting that may help is knowing it's not a meaningful depression - just short-term chemistry. ...Read more
Highly varaible: It varies from 1, 100 per 100, 000 in mozambique to 8 per 100, 000 in the usa to the lowest of 1 per 100, 000 in (can you believe this?): greece and grenada (they're tied!) perhaps you should consider moving to greece? (not). ...Read more
Accutane or spironlactone? Female, 23, stubborn acne. Took Accutane 8 years ago, oily skin and excessive menstruation controlled with progesterone.
Antiobiotic: Solodyn is the trade name for minocycline, which is an antibiotic medication frequently used to treat acne from the tetracycline class. It is effective in inflammatory acne (red bumps, or bumps that drain pus) and will help decrease the redness and promote healing. It is not as photosensitizing as doxycycline, another commonly used drug. ...Read more
Few if any: Doxy: most side effects we've experienced are nausea. Accutane: most side effects we've experienced are dry skin and headache. However, dry skin after use of Accutane should be seen as 'normal'. Because it decreases/controls the function of sebaceous glands which leading to the control of acne. Depression is very rare. Suicide? Only happened in lawsuit, not in my (and my many colleagues’’) exper. ...Read more
Currently taking doxycycline but it's not improving.Heard many conflicting success stories & horror stories of Accutane.Are the side-effects true?
Is acne that reappears after taking several courses of Accutane an autoimmune disease? 27 yo male, acne since 14 yo
Here are some ...: The appearance of acne is highly related with higher testosterone level and subtle imbalance between T and estrogen, which are genetically related and can not be corrected. So, it is not autoimmune. In reality, you have coped with it well; congratulate. Now, you need to accept, adopt, and adapt to what you have got in life and continue the ongoing coping, but not obsessive. ...Read more
Codeine cough syrup: If i understand your question correctly, you are consuming Codeine cough syrup for the last 8 years? It sounds like you might have not been using this for a cough, but perhaps for some other reason. Used chronically, Codeine can be addictive and also cause constipation, lightheadeness, drowsiness, nausea, sweating, etc. http://tinyurl.com/khflmgd. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Take propecia 1mg, methotrexate 25mg, arava (leflunomide) 20mg, enbrel weekly, B12 & folic acid..Which ones are most likely to cause high liver enzymes(ast&alt)?
Medication for cystic acne & saeborrheic dermatitis causing severe migraines.Using isotretinoin, minocycline as HCl BP & desloratadine. Drug reaction?
Stop meds, check eye: If you are having headaches, i would stop the Minocycline and isotretinoin. When given together there is an increased risk of a rare side effect, pseudotumor cerebri. I would have my eyes checked and if no evidence of pseudotumor, restart either the Minocin (minocycline) or isotretinoin, but not both. Migraines can also worsen with Isotretinoin and not affect the eyes, but it definitely needs to be ruled out. ...Read more