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Antitussive Cough Adverse Effects
If a 6 year old child has just gotten a hepatitis a vaccination, can a prescription cough medicine cause adverse reactions?
No: Not because of the vaccination. The drug may have it's own side effects though. ...Read more
The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more
Cleansers: I am assuming you are speaking about colonic types of treatments whether in an enema or oral cleanse formulation. There can be a number of negative effects on the GI system. The main acute issue with rapid transit loss of electrolytes and changes in ph balance of blood. The most negative effect resulting from this is often neurologic, sometimes irreversible. Use caution. ...Read more
Healthy exercise: Handball is a good aerobic exercise. It has great value for overall health. Any exercise has the ability to produce injuries and these should be addressed appropriately. If there are underlying health conditions then an individual should consult their physician before beginning a new exercise regimen. ...Read more
Vet medication: Many of the same medications are used for patients and animals. The differences can be dosages and also the fact that the fda does not as tightly regulate the medication. There are medications used in vet medication and not for humans because of implications for long-term side effects that may not be an issues for animals but are for humans, many of these have to do w/ neurologic changes. ...Read more
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
We make effort to: Not expose potentially or actually pregnant women to any ionizing radiation. The effects are on the developing pregnancy and depend on developmental age. You would need to know how many weeks pregnant at time of exposure. Tell your obstetrician or report back to where the x-ray procedure was done. ...Read more
Kojic acid : Kojic acid has bleaching potential and as such try it on discolored skin for a limited period of time (usually 6 weeks). ...Read more
Are there any adverse effects of coming into contact with sunlight when taking vitamin b tablets?
Would Modafinil have adverse effects on someone who already has Tourette's in treating their ADHD?
Proceed with caution: Among patient's with Tourette's, it is not uncommon to find ADHD as well. And there are studies with drugs used to manage ADHD. So while the general rule is that stimulants make tics worse, studies with both methylphenidate and Stattera suggesting that these drugs do not worsen TS at normal doses. However, I could find nothing on modafinil. The other two drugs might be better first choices. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can there be any adverse effects to a mistake double dose of prometrium (micronized progesterone)?
No: It won;t hurt you. Sometimes it might make you tired or dizzy but that will go away. ...Read more
I have drank alcohol while having Paxil (paroxetine) in my system. Can this have any adverse effects?
Sometimes: Usually taking ssri meds such as Paxil (paroxetine) does not have serious adverse effects when combined with alcohol. However, Paxil (paroxetine) can increase your risk for bleeding, so if you do drink excessively, take blood thinners, Aspirin or nsaids be careful. If you are taking Paxil (paroxetine) for depression, then alcohol can make your depression worse. It is best to avoid it as much as you can when taking this med. ...Read more
Will heavy squeezing of boobs during intercourse and fore play, will it have any adverse effects in future?
Not likely : It is very unlikely that that action would have any concerning effect in the future. It is possible you may have some contraction like activity or squeezing, menstrual like pains from vigorous stimulation of the nipples, for example. It is extremely unlikely that there would be any concern other than too vigorous squeezing that might injure or bruise the breast. Best of luck to you! ...Read more
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