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Adverse Effects Of Long Term Asthma Treatment
What's adverse effects of atarax (hydroxyzine) 25 mg taking for urticaria in asthama patient for one month.I just wanna know related to asthma effect only..
Asthma is 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 breath, dry cough, etc. MIT is a diagnosis made by combining clinical ...Read more
What are the symptoms of anemia? I was diagnoised with anemia, but i don't seem to notice any adverse effects, should I continue my treatment?
Im azoospermic and my testosterone is low nd have small testes so doctor has prescribed me anastrazole for the treatment ;wat are the adverse effects?
Multiple: Surgery, radiation and chemotherapy, the usual treatments have their peculiar side effects. A general list could include, damage to normal tissues, low blood counts due to bone marrow suppression, loss of hair, weakness, nerve damage, increased risk of second cancer, mucositis and ulcers, cardiac damage, sterility, disfigurement, tissue fibrosis, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, skin atrophy, etc. ...Read more
What are the often untold risks of dynamically-oriented psychotherapy? How are adverse effects addressed? What do you do when therapy makes you worse?
Psychotherapy: Regression is possible. That is why it is always important for the therapist to practice using the concept 'primum non nocere' (first do no harm). It is the therapist's job to keep therapy moving (not so quickly that it overwhelms the patient & not so slowly that the person makes no progress). A certain amount of regression is expected & normal but we don't want someone to move into crisis. It>. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Are there any alternative drug treatments to Plavix (clopidogrel) for stroke from both Carotid Artery50%Blockages which don't cause adverse effects of GI Bleeding?
Not really: All medications used after an ischemic stroke (cholesterol plaque rupture causing an interruption in blood flow) are treated with blood thinners. Some people are more sensitive to certain ones, so if you've had a GI bleed while on Plavix (clopidogrel), (clopidogrel) then talk to your neurologist. Plavix (clopidogrel) is usually the best, but start with aspirin 182 mg daily. If you still have strokes, then Aggrenox is the next step up. ...Read more
Productive life: Properly managed asthma and or allergies can provide a patient with access to a normal life, full participation in most physical endeavors and professions enjoyed by unaffected persons.Lack of proper use leads to inconsistent control, the need for excessive rescue or anti-inflammatory medications (steroids) that can lead to hospitalizations or significant side effects. ...Read more
Non-toxic but...: While every medication has benefits and side effects, the benefits of advair (combination inhaler) and singulair (montelukast) (leukotriene tablet) outweigh the risks when treating serious conditions such as asthma. Long term studies have shown a small affect on rate of growth in pediatric patients for medications containing steroids (advair) but not singulair (montelukast). An allergist can review these issues in detail. ...Read more
Need MD follow-up: Long-term treatment for asthma includes the use of an inhaler, most often containing a steroid (like cortisol); medicines that reduce the amount of spasm of airways (like Singulair), a "rescue inhaler" like albuterol whenever you are going to do strenuous exercise or be exposed to dust or mold, and very aggressive treatment of respiratory infections often with steroids. Need doctor management. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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