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Long term effects of using advair for COPD ?

Long term effects of using advair for COPD ?

Discuss With Doctor: Long Term use of Advair can have many side effects or few depending on the dose used and the duration of treatment,. Common reactions can include oral thrush, muscle cramps, and palpitations. Long term use could have some effect on bone density. You should read the package insert and talk to you doctor. ...Read more

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Asthma (Definition)

A disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways most often caused by allergies. This inflammation results in airway swelling and hyperactivity leading to difficulty breathing, shortness of ...Read more


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Long term side effects of anthrax?

Long term side effects of anthrax?

Anthrax: Is usually fatal if not treated right away, it is not a chronic disease. ...Read more

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Long term side effects of effects of anti allergics (zyrtec)?

Long term side effects of effects of anti allergics (zyrtec)?

None: There have been no reported long-term side effects from use of zyrtec (cetirizine) in a trial involving toddlers and children with eczema, who were treated with zyrtec (cetirizine) for for years daily, and then there was an extension out to six years of total treatment. ...Read more

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Long term side effects of short-term prednisone use? Took 60,60,40,40,20,20,10,10 mg for migraine. Expect any longterm effects?

Long term side effects of short-term prednisone use? Took 60,60,40,40,20,20,10,10 mg for migraine. Expect any longterm effects?

COMMENTS: A good approach to break up a chronic daily headache pattern. Unlikely to experience any long-term consequences of 8 days of high dose steroids, but if you were to use over several weeks to months, risk rises for osteoporosis, anti-cholinergic effects, glaucoma, cataracts, avascular necrosis of shoulder, hip, or knee, etc. You are at extremely low risk. ...Read more

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Long term side effects of long term opiate abuse ?

Long term side effects of long term opiate abuse ?

Deadly serious: Death from overdose (intentional or unintentional). Infection from sharing needles. Legal consequences and potential violence. Mutual support helps. Consider attending a meeting of narcotics anonymous. ...Read more

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Long term effects of curcumin?

Long term effects of curcumin?

Years of use: Turmeric has been used traditionally for a very long time as a food coloring and spice, and for a number of disorders, it us used medicinally and preventatively in some cultures. Long term: possible indigestion, nausea, diarrhea, may cause liver problems, might cause ulcers if you take too much. It can also increase bleeding, so don't use before surgery. It may interact with a number of meds. ...Read more

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Are there any long term effects for untreated mild asthma?

Are there any long term effects for untreated mild asthma?

Possibly: There is a normal decrease in lung function with age. Untreated asthma can worsen the decline in function. Asthma can be sneaky, slowly getting worse over time. You make think it's mild, but you're doing less and less without realizing it. I would recommend routine follow up and lung function testing. ...Read more

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What short term side effects of radiation treatment?

What short term side effects of radiation treatment?

Minimal: Radiation is usually free of side effects for the first 2-3 weeks of use. Then it can cause some mild local skin redness or sun burn like effects. It can also cause sores in the mouth or any mucosal area which is in the field of radiation. Some fatigue or nausea can be experienced on rare occasions. ...Read more

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What are long term side effects of frequently used inhaled steroids?W

What are long term side effects of frequently used inhaled steroids?W

Depends: The side effects of inhaled steroids depend on the dose, and how long they are used. The side effects can include osteoporosis, decreased growth velocity in children, thrush, and rarely, cataracts, bruising/skin atrophy, fractures, and adrenal insufficiency. However, these risks must be weighed against the danger of uncontrolled asthma or copd. Definitely discuss any concerns with your provider. ...Read more

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What are long term use of narcotic pain medication adverse side effects?

What are  long term use of narcotic pain medication adverse side effects?

Multiple: Constipation; liver or kidney damage; mental & personality changes; decreased pain controll through decreased opiate receptors for the drug to attach to; and decreased productivity and rehab potential. These are just a few. ...Read more

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There any long term/short term side effects of taking minocin (minocycline)?

There any long term/short term side effects of taking minocin (minocycline)?

Usually not.: Many side-effects mild and go away. Gi upset, diarrhea, or cramps not uncommon when starting. Usaully disappear quickly. Many feel like doxycline. Is is a photosensitiver, it is in reality almost never a problem. ...Read more

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Long term side effects of warfarin ?

Long term side effects of  warfarin
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Warfarin side effect: There are no real long term side affects. Regulating the level of the drug carefully in concert with your doctor maximizes the possibility of avoiding bleeding complications. ...Read more

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What long term effects of steroids are common?

What long term effects of steroids are common?

A lot her are some: Premature balding or hair loss dizziness mood swings, including anger, aggression, and depression seeing or hearing things that aren't there (hallucinations) extreme feelings of mistrust or fear (paranoia) problems sleeping nausea and vomiting trembling high blood pressure that can damage the heart or blood vessels over time aching joints greater chance of injuring muscles and tendons jaundice. ...Read more

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What are the long term effects of glucocorticoid overdose?

What are the long term effects of glucocorticoid overdose?

Many: Osteoprosis, diabetes, catract, immune defeiency/infection gastric bleedin and many others but many times save life too. ...Read more

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Does long term use of Albuterol to treat asthma have any serious side effects?

Does long term use of Albuterol to treat asthma have any serious side effects?

Yes: An example is tolerance development. You may become less responsive to albuterol in the long run. Also, you will not be as well controlled between doses allowing for scarring and other complications of poorly treated asthma. If using albuterol more than a couple times per week, or if waking to use albuterol more than couple times per month; daily controller medication is needed. ...Read more

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Please describe treatments to long term side effects of levaquin (levofloxacin)?

Please describe treatments to long term side effects of levaquin (levofloxacin)?

Levaquin (levofloxacin) side effect: Most side effects are short lived and go away when you stop the medication. Most likely side effects would be upset stomach or diarhea from the change of the bowel flora (the bacteria in the gut). Good luck, hope you feel better. ...Read more