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Why deconamine taken off the market?

Why deconamine taken off the market?

Ingredient for meth: Many medications containing pseudoephedrin were taken off the market as this ingredient is used by drug users to make methampethamine. Sototry to curb the production of meth, many medications have been pulled. ...Read more

Taking Accutane (Definition)

Accutane (Isotretinoin) is a powerful medicine that treats acne. It is known to cause severe birth defects if a woman becomes ...Read more


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Why was Syndol taken off the market?

Why was Syndol taken off the market?

Chemical change: The original Syndol contained doxycycline, and antihistamine which enhanced the codeine in the product. In 2014, the manufacturer switched to paracetamol, and now the preparation is called Syndol Headache Relief. ...Read more

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Why was meredia taken off the market?

Why was meredia taken off the market?

Meridia: According to wikipedia, abbot labratories, the manufacturer, withdrew it in october of 2010 due to safety concerns. ...Read more

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Why was levobupivacaine taken off the market?

Why was levobupivacaine taken off the market?

Price vs Demand?: My guess would be lack of sustained need / demand for it. I suspect that despite advertised (and proven) better cardiovascular side effects profile the gain might have been perceived by clinicians to be too small compared to difference in price. It's my guess, not based on personal experience in procuring the drugs / working on committees. There must be HealthTap colleagues with more expertise ...Read more

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Was orudis kt taken off the market?

Was orudis kt taken off the market?

Yes: Wyeth the drug company took it off the market on its own. Wyeth states it was not for safety reasons or that it was not effective. The thought is it that wyeth did not want to have to deal with potential side effects and possible law suits like Bextra and vioxx went through. ...Read more

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Are there side effects going off testosterone therapy gel?

Are there side effects going off testosterone therapy gel?

None : You really should have no problems with stopping testosterone. Certainly some of the symptoms you were prescribed it for may come back, ie fatigue and low libido. ...Read more

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Why hasn't viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) taken off as the new branded blockbuster drug..Such as lexapro, cymbalta etc./is it about side effects-effectiveness-insurance cov.

Why hasn't viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) taken off as the new branded blockbuster drug..Such as lexapro, cymbalta etc./is it about side effects-effectiveness-insurance cov.

Slow marketing: I believe the reason has been somewhat slow marketing and releasing it before proving that it also has effectiveness in anxiety as well. Some of the initial side effects needs to be overcome by taking the initial starter packet and using two of them instead of one so that the upward taper occurs less aggressively. The harder it is to get patient and physician compliance, the harder it is to sell. ...Read more

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I've ust gone off Lexapro (escitalopram) and starting on 50mg Zoloft tmrw for anxiety. I've heard the side effects are bad?I've already been off work for 2 days

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I've ust gone off Lexapro (escitalopram) and starting on 50mg Zoloft tmrw for anxiety. I've heard the side effects are bad?I've already been off work for 2 days

Zoloft (sertraline): Starting dose is low, make sure u take it with food on full stomach, & keep your prescribing doctor up to date on your progress. Good luck. ...Read more

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How to taper off taking 10 mg Escitalopram. Been on it 2 years.

How to taper off taking  10 mg Escitalopram. Been on it 2 years.

Slow taper: First of all, are you sure you want to go off it? Is that what the doctor ordered? If yes, you can do a slow taper by reducing to 5mg for a week, then take it alternate days for a further 5 days then stop. Keep an eye out for how you feel over the next few weeks to months after stopping. ...Read more

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I just recently stopped using Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) ( the birth control shot) , it was my first time & i hated it badly. Any side effects from stopping?

I just recently stopped using Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) ( the birth control shot) , it was my first time & i hated it badly. Any side effects from stopping?

Irregular periods: You had one Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) injection but didn't get any more. It can take up to 6 months for all the hormone to get out of the body and some women will have irregular periods during that time, though in some women the periods will be regular. ...Read more

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I am taking low dose of prestique every 3 days. Weening off and taking garcinia cambogia select now. Is this safe?

I am taking low dose of prestique every 3 days. Weening off and taking garcinia cambogia select now. Is this safe?

Wrong Question: The right question you must take before putting a product in your body is if it is effective. Garcinia will not in any way be an effective or real product that will lead to real or lasting weight loss. ...Read more

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I've been on Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) for 9 months ago to control my serious hormonal acne. It cleared up pretty well. Can i go off the pill w/out serious acne returning?

I've been on Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) for 9 months ago to control my serious hormonal acne. It cleared up pretty well. Can i go off the pill w/out serious acne returning?

Try a taper: If it's been only nine months, i'd be surprised if the acne does not return. But it's famously unpredictable. Be ready to resume treatment whenever it becomes necessary. Your physician is your best guide here. ...Read more

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I was recently put on benzoyl peroxide, 5% and clindamycin (an antibacterial cream) for adult acne. Should I expect any side effects?

I was recently put on benzoyl peroxide, 5% and clindamycin (an antibacterial cream) for adult acne. Should I expect any side effects?

Yes.: But they are not really "side effects" in a strict sense. Dryness, peeling, irritating/itching are what you would expect. If you don't get them, the medicine is not working! ...Read more

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Why was nasal spray 4-way taken off the market?

Why was nasal spray 4-way taken off the market?

?: This isn't the first time, several reasons: some Novartis products were cited byFDA and recalled, others claim that OTC decongestants in general were withdrawn, unlikely. At any rate alternatives are available/other generic brands please read the labels carefully. If you really suffer and need the 4 way or other decongestant more often, you better see an ENT/Allergist, check aaaai.org or acaai.org ...Read more

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Side effects of ortho tri-cyclen use over the years?

Side effects of ortho tri-cyclen use over the years?

Same as other pills: Side effects are the same as other birth control pills. It does not decrease fertility, but if you had a fertility problem, it may prevent you from realizing it until you went off of it. It should not be taken by women over 35 who smoke, a family history of blood clot, or those with high blood pressure. ...Read more

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I've been on benzoyle peroxide everyday I'm now going on a retin a (tretinoin) will i still get side effects?

I've been on benzoyle peroxide everyday I'm now going on a retin a (tretinoin) will i still get side effects?

Retin A (tretinoin) SIDE EFFECT: yes dryness irritation and sometimes flare ups. this symptoms are short lived though . Recommendation: use pea size dose and spread and the gel. if still a lot of irritation use every other night. ...Read more