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Adverse Reaction To Niacin
Flushes, leg cramps: Raloxifene (evista) is used to prevent and treat osteoporosis. It also prevents breast cancer. Although most people do not experience significant side effects, hot flashes and leg cramps may occur. Evista (raloxifene) also slightly increases the risk of thromboembolism (blood clots in the legs or lungs). ...Read more
Urticaria: Cephalexin is an oral antibiotic, belongs to the class of 'cephalosporin'. People who are allergic to 'penicillin" in general, will have cross sensitivity reaction to cephalosporin as well. The drug reaction can vary from mild urticarial rash to severe anaphylaxis, which will be life a threatening situation. Sometimes cephalosporin can give 'drug induced fever' as well. Good luck ! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Prozac (fluoxetine): Generally well tolerated, side effects may include constipation; decreased sexual desire or ability; diarrhea; dizziness; drowsiness; dry mouth; increased sweating; headache; light-headedness when you stand or sit up; loss of appetite; nausea; stuffy nose; tiredness; weakness; yawning. ...Read more
Reframing reactions: Any and all drugs have the potential to cause adverse drug reaction. Even sugar pill (placebo) causes adverse drug reaction. Our brain is a powerfully imaginative organ. Art of medicine is to use the brain's power to enhance healing. Rather than preventing non-severe adverse reactions, they can be reframed/understood as indicators that the drug has been successfully delivered. ...Read more
Yes: Anyone who uses the epi-pen should be evaluated in the emergency department or by their physician after use to monitor for side effects which include but are not limited to increased heart rate, increased blood pressure, heart palpitations, arrhythmias- abnormal heart rhythms, tremor, and anxiety. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
"is ketamine injections safe to take for pain? Any serious drug interactions or allergic reactions?"
Depends: Ketamine has a number of uses. Its most common is as an intravenous analgesic. It is almost never used by itself because may cause hallucinations, nightmares and dysphoric reactions. It also increases blood pressure, causes nausea and has other side effects. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What are the common reactions to clobetasol proprionate that determines an allergic reaction or side effect to the drug?
Yes: You should speak with your surgeon if you are having this, but in general, you can have nerve damage, bleeding and infection, as well as scarring around the area that can later lead to more pain. That being said, it is a very safe an often productive procedure with experienced neuro or ortho spine surgeons. ...Read more
Great resource: Pharmacists can double-check for possible medication interactions, and teach you all about potential side effects to watch for & the best times/ways to take your medication(s) - with food or empty stomach, time of day, foods or activities to avoid while on meds, etc. To get the best & fullest info, make sure your pharmacist knows all meds, otcs, supplements & herbs you are taking, & any allergies. ...Read more
Can Benadryl (diphenhydramine) help a swelling and hive reaction (itching) allergic reaction to penicillin?
Depends: on the reaction, if just hives and itching, yes benadryl (diphenhydramine) can control it in the right dosage, after discontinuing the offending drug, but if more severe symptoms/swelling you need medical attention with the possible addition of epinephrine and probably steroids, ...Read more
Probably not: Although all stimulants cause a slight increase in blood pressure, the effect is relatively minor in most individuals. You should check with the doctor who is treating you hypertension, but an easy way to test is a pragmatic one: monitor your blood pressure several times a day off Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and then again at the same times on adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). If it remains in good control, you're fine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is colchicine safe to take with niacin and prozac (fluoxetine). I mean are there any adverse reactions or interactions?
Should be: Niacin is metabolized in the liver. So is Prozac (fluoxetine) and doses adusted and monitered. The Niacin can cause gout and colchcine is used to treat this. Colchacine is metabolized and excreted thru the kidneys. If your doctor and you follow up regularly and labs ekg etc done you should be ok. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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