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Adverse Effect (Overview)

In medicine, an adverse effect is a harmful and undesired effect resulting from a medication or other intervention such as surgery. An adverse effect may be termed a "side effect", when judged to be secondary to a main or therapeutic effect.


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What is the definition or description of: adverse effect?

What is the definition or description of: adverse effect?

See below: In medicine, an adverse effect is a harmful and undesired effect resulting from a medication or other intervention such as surgery.

An adverse effect may be termed a "side effect", when judged to be secondary to a main or therapeutic effect. ...Read more

Adverse Effect (Overview)

In medicine, an adverse effect is a harmful and undesired effect resulting from a medication or other intervention such as surgery. An adverse effect may be termed a "side effect", when judged to be secondary to a main or therapeutic effect.


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Does donating plasma have an adverse effect on your health?

Does donating plasma have an adverse effect on your health?

No: Donating blood or blood components such as plasma cause no harm to the body though you could feel slightly lightheaded for a short while if you get up too quickly. Being a blood donor is doing a good thing for someone else. ...Read more

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What is the adverse effect of viagra (sildenafil)?

What is the adverse effect of viagra (sildenafil)?

Viagra (sildenafil) side effects: Check out http://www. Drugs. Com/sfx/viagra-side-effects. Html for info on Viagra (sildenafil) side effects, which actually apply in general to all drugs in PDE-5 inhibitor class. Most common complaints are referable to increase blood flow (which is what improves erectile function) eg muscle aches & sinus/nasal congestion. There are rare reports of sudden loss of sight & hearing. Do not take w/nitro ...Read more

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Which is a common adverse effect of many antihypertensives?

Which is a common adverse effect of many antihypertensives?

There are many: Common to many antihypertensive agents: fatigue, decreased libido, light-headedness/dizziness, mood changes seem to be the most consistent. ...Read more

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I drink 3 mugs of my wifes urine every day, will it have any long term adverse effect on me? My wife is very fit and healthy.

I drink 3 mugs of my wifes urine every day, will it have any long term adverse effect on me? My wife is very fit and healthy.

Low risk: Drinking urine is of low risk, although considered disgusting by most people. If you're dehydrated and drink urine, your kidneys have to work extra hard to get rid of the toxins that your wife was getting rid of in her urine. In addition, she can pass an infection to you. If she's taking any medication, some of the medicine can be passed on to you as well and that may be harmful to you. ...Read more

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Aside from probable drug tolerance, what kind of adverse effect could taking Ritalin (methylphenidate) cause for healthy adults?

Aside from probable drug tolerance, what kind of adverse effect could taking Ritalin (methylphenidate) cause for healthy adults?

Ritalin (methylphenidate) side effects: Ritalin, (methylphenidate) a stimulant medication, is most commonly prescribed to treat ADD/HD in children and adults, but can also be used in other treatments. Besides tolerance, possible side effects may include decreased appetite, GI upset, headache, anxiety, irritable mood, insomnia or elevated BP. You should always discuss risks/benefits & of SEs of any proposed tx with ur doc b4 starting any new med. ...Read more

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I want to know that whether weight training has adverse effect on singing voice. Then how can I increase my stamina & strength without workout?

I want to know that whether weight training has adverse effect on singing voice. Then how can I increase my stamina & strength without workout?

No: Unless you are taking anabolic steroid this shouldn't affect your voice. As for your stamina, it is partly genetically determined and partly related to your health and physical condition. There is no easy way to improve strength without exercising. If stamina is the issue, be sure to check with your doctor re. Your cardiopulmonary status. ...Read more

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Can one abstain from taking salt completely in meals throughout lifetime without any adverse effect on the body? Grateful for your early response.

Can one abstain from taking salt completely in meals throughout lifetime without any adverse effect on the body? Grateful for your early response.

Impossible: You can control the salt you add in your food but you could never be able to eliminate all the salt some are naturally there and you can eliminate that
saying that if you did decided to eliminate the salt from your diet and you are taking any medication that affect your kidney or your electrolytes then yes your body have a very powerful compensation mechanism that will balance the electrolyte ...Read more

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I would like to ask about Mederma product. I'm a first year medical student. And could you please explain its mechanism of action and is adverse effect.

I would like to ask about Mederma product. I'm a first year medical student. And could you please explain its mechanism of action and is adverse effect.

MEDERMA doesn't work: Mederma or for that matter neosporin [ on non infected wounds] doesn't work doesn't work any better than vaseline, or a&d ointment. The silicone products like kelocote, scar away, biodermis and the like are actually worth the money. ...Read more

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Does atorvastatin has an adverse effect on erection?

Does atorvastatin has an adverse effect on erection?

No, but: If you're taking a statin, it may be because you have high cholesterol or diabetes. And these unhealthy conditions can cause vascular disease, which in turn can cause erectile dysfunction. I hope this makes sense... ...Read more

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Could spiritual healing actually have an adverse effect?

Could spiritual healing actually have an adverse effect?

I don't think so...: As long as the spiritual healing doesn't conflict with your beliefs or practices, I'm not sure how this could produce an adverse effect. Many people focus on the spiritual aspect of who they are to enhance a sense of well being. ...Read more

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What adverse effect I could get with monobenzone topical cream?

What adverse effect I could get with monobenzone topical cream?

Severl things: First nothing may happen
A drying of the skin
A contact dermatitis which is an itchy redness
You could have an allergy to the medication again itchy, red maybe swollen
Aside form these little much else. ...Read more

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Does drinking a bottle of beer daily have any adverse effect on the body system?

Does drinking a bottle of beer daily have any adverse effect on the body system?

Probably not: If you aren't drinking more than a bottle a day and aren't taking any medicines that would be affected by the beer drinking and don't have a health condition that would make you need to avoid alcohol, then it is probably not a worry to drink a beer a day. In that case, the biggest potential risk to you might be some weight gain. A beer a day could give you some unnecessary calories. ...Read more

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Does continued sex have any adverse effect on pregnant woman? What can the effect be?

Does continued sex have any adverse effect on pregnant woman? What can the effect be?

Not usually: Careful and gently, and work together.
Later in pregnancy can be a bit more work and less satisfying to some.
The vagina is still functional! ...Read more

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My friend is 18 and she do masturbation twice a week, she is very tense about her fertility is there any adverse effect of this?

My friend is 18 and she do masturbation twice a week, she is very tense about her fertility is there any adverse effect of this?

Okay...: Masturbation alone would not affect her existing fertility. However, if masturbation has been mentally or physically bothering her, just don't do it and don't let obsession take control of personal life. Best wish... ...Read more

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Its been three years since I took transplant and how risky it is for me to concive a child and will my medication cause adverse effect to the unborn c?

Its been three years since I took transplant and how risky it is for me to concive a child and will my medication cause adverse effect to the unborn c?

Ask expert: It is somewhat risky and may have effects on pregnancy. Other than that, you need to discuss this in detail with your transplant dr / whomever is monitoring your meds, and your gyn (possible future ob). You need to make an educated decision as to the risks to the pregnancy and to yourself, so need to hear from the experts. ...Read more

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I am 30 year old man with no specific disease or medication. I take 25 mg viagra (sildenafil) in most of my intercourses. Will it make adverse effect in long term?

Likely: No medication is without risk or side effect, and this class can be fatal, or lead to surgical emergency resulting in loss of erection function. If you are having erectile dysfunction at 30 years old you need evaluated by a urologist and possibly neurologist to identify problem that symptom is pointing to. Your age group is not highly common to need meds to assist. ...Read more

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I'm taking keppra (levetiracetam) and losartan is there no adverse effect to me?

I'm taking keppra (levetiracetam) and losartan is there no adverse effect to me?

Probably fine: There are no significant interactions between losartan and keppra (levetiracetam). However your doctor should review all your medications (including over the counter ones) and medical history to determine the safety of any medicine you take. ...Read more

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Is it ok if I drink red wine? Will it cause any adverse effect on body?

Alcohol: There is not enough information in your question to provide a medical answer. Drinking moderately is not though to be dangerous to one's health as long as there is no underlying addiction or liver disease. Too much can lead to severe health consequences. ...Read more

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Is it considered an adverse effect if my Tylenol (acetaminophen) pm kept me awake most of the night?

Is it considered an adverse effect if my Tylenol (acetaminophen) pm kept me awake most of the night?

Yes: Sometimes people have a opposite effect to the typical effects. This is not uncommon. Tylenol (acetaminophen) pm has tylenol (acetaminophen) plus benadryl. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is an antihistamine that is usually sedating. Some people have the opposite experience and it keeps them awake. ...Read more

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Will 2 mgs of lorazapam have any adverse effect 1 st dose for sleep and high situational anxiety at work. - have not slept we'll for the last few week?

Will 2 mgs of lorazapam have any adverse effect 1 st dose for sleep and high situational anxiety at work. - have not slept we'll for the last few week?

Anxiety: If not sleeping well for the last few weeks, you need to be seen and have your symptoms assessed. Your family doctor can get you started; a psychiatrist will also likely be helpful as well. One dose of 2 mg Lorazepam would not likely have had any adverse effect on you, except perhaps you might have been drowsy when it was given -- or not. ...Read more

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Can having allergies have an adverse effect on your heart?

Can having allergies have an adverse effect on your heart?

No: One allergy like syndrome called hyper eosinophilic syndrome can affect the heart, but this is very unusual. Typical food, drug, environmental, bee sting, latex allergies can affect breathing, nose, skin and GI tract but do not directly affect the heart. ...Read more

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Will oral steroids have adverse effect if metformin or any other diabetes medicine is taken with it?

Will oral steroids have adverse effect if metformin or any other diabetes medicine is taken with it?

Balancing act: Glucocorticoid-type steroids usually throw diabetic control out of kilter. Physicians need to use them carefully, and doubly so with diabetics. Good luck. ...Read more

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I would like to go for rhinoplasty is there is any doctor who can tell me the chances of success and its adverse effect?

Rhinoplasty results: While there is no guaranty of success, the chance of success can be maximized by doing your due diligence in researching and meeting with board-certified, experienced, rhinoplasty specialists and choosing the one you feel most comfortable with. ...Read more