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Are there any withdrawal side effects from taking ADHD medications?

Are there any withdrawal side effects from taking ADHD medications?

Yes: Starting or stopping adhd medications is a mutual decision by patient and doctor, and should not be undertaken by the patient alone. In so doing, the patient's discontinuation symptoms can be avoided or minimized. Your question also begs the question of why you would want to discontinue medications in the first place. Ineffectiveness or adverse reactions should be discussed with your doctor. ...Read more

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Adhd) (Definition)

A brain disorder characterized by inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity that interferes with daily functioning or mental and social development. ...Read more


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Are there any side effects from methadone?

Are there any side effects from methadone?

Yes: All opioids cause nausea, itching, sedation, confusion, constipation, hormone depletion, depression, loss of libido, also possibly hyperalgesia (paradoxical increase in pain). Methadone is unique in changing heart rhythms at higher doses that can cause sudden cardiac dearh. ...Read more

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Are there any side effects from taking colchicine longterm?

Are there any side effects from taking colchicine longterm?

Many: The most common side effects of Colchicine involve the stomach and bowel and are dose related. These include nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. One of the most worrisome side effects of Colchicine is that it can damage the bone marrow causing severe anemia and seriously low white blood counts, thereby increasing the risk of infections. ...Read more

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Are there any emotional side effects to narcotics?

Are there any emotional side effects to narcotics?

Depression is common: Long-term use of opioids in the treatment of pain can cause depression. It is important for you to let your physician know that you are experiencing this important side effect, especially since uncontrolled depression can make pain worse. ...Read more

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Are there any adverse effects of taking thorazine (chlorpromazine) with aderall?

Are there any adverse effects of taking thorazine (chlorpromazine) with aderall?

Possibly: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is a stimulant. Thorazine is a major tranquilizer. These medications can interfere with each other. Consult your prescribing physician if you have concerns. ...Read more

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Are there emotional side effects to using narcotics?

Yes.: Narcotics suppress feelings by inducing a chemical high. For more direct experiences of opiate users, consider attending a meeting of narcotics anonymous. ...Read more

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Are there any permanant side effects when taking mirtazapine?

Are there any permanant side effects when taking mirtazapine?

No.: Mirtazapine has a 20 40 hours of half life and once it is discontinued and out of your system, it should not have a permanent side-effect. ...Read more

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Are there any side effects of ssri?

Are there any side effects of ssri?

Yes, usually not bad: Common ssri side-effects: sedation, caffeine-like agitation/jittery feeling, restless legs, stomach upset, decreased sex drive. Sounds like a long and scary list, but millions use ssris without any problems at all. A careful prescriber (doctor) will choose the medicine least likely to cause side-effects in that particular patient. ...Read more

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Are there any side effects of taking flonase?

Are there any side effects of taking flonase?

Local issues: Biggest side effect is nasal inflammation and bleeding. To minimize this, when you put the sprayer in your nose angle the tip to the outside corner of your eye. This will direct the spray away from your septum and decrease irritation. ...Read more

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Are there any sexual side effects of zoloft (sertraline)?

Are there any sexual side effects of zoloft (sertraline)?

Often: For all of the ssris, including zoloft, (sertraline) sexual dysfunction are common side effects. In men this is typically decreased libido and delayed ejaculation, while in women it tends to be decreased libido. Of note, people who are depressed often have reduced libido to begin with. ...Read more

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Are there any sexual side effects of ambien (zolpidem)?

Are there any sexual side effects of ambien (zolpidem)?

Yes: With any sedating medication, there can be effects on libido. Ambien (zolpidem) is included in this category. ...Read more

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Are there any withdrawal side effects from coming off antipychotics?

Are there any withdrawal side effects from coming off antipychotics?

Yes: Depending on the type, dose and duration, there can be. Talk with your doctor prior to stopping the medication. ...Read more

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Are there any negative effects of smoking marijuana while taking antidepressants?

Are there any negative effects of smoking marijuana while taking antidepressants?

Possibly: Smoking marijuana can lead to paranoia and even increase risk of suicide by impairing judgement in someone who already has a tendency toward depression. Depending on the antidepressant there could also be direct interactions. ...Read more

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What are the possible side effects of taking zoloft, singulair, (montelukast) and lamotrigine together? Are there any interactions?

What are the possible side effects of taking zoloft, singulair, (montelukast) and lamotrigine together? Are there any interactions?

Usually none: Generally there are no problems combining the three medications. However, zoloft (sertraline) may increase the levels of Lamotrigine so you may want to decrease the dose of Lamotrigine while using zoloft (sertraline), although not always. ...Read more

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What are some side effects of taking paxil (paroxetine)?

What are some side effects of taking paxil (paroxetine)?

Paxil (paroxetine): Side effects include:suicidality, depression, seratonin syndrome, neuroleptic malignant syndrome, withdrawal syndrome, mania, seizures, hypronatremia, siadh, abnormal bleeding, glaucoma, pulmonary fibrosis, anaphylactic rxns, hypoglycemia, vasculitis, stevens-johnson syndrome, teratogenicity, others like nausea, dizziness, diarrhea, abnormal vision, tremor and others. ...Read more

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Are there any risks from taking anti-depressants?

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Are there any risks from taking anti-depressants?

AD's.: Side-effects, withdrawal if stopped abruptly, taking too much, & inconsistent compliance. Also, if prescribed for bipolar mood disorders they may trigger mania. ...Read more

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Are there any long-term side effects of being on ADHD meds?

Are there any long-term side effects of being on ADHD meds?

None known: A prospective study is a research project that looks ahead with 2 groups treated/controls. Then sees the outcomes for many years ahead. There is an ongoing adhd prospective study run by the psychopharmacology dept at the mass general hosp at harvard. It started in 1990, and continues to this day. Periodically the authors publish reports. So far no problems have emerged in the adhd treated people. ...Read more

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Are there any long term effects of taking allergy medications?

Are there any long term effects of taking allergy medications?

Allergy meds: Allergies are generally chronic or at least recurrent conditions. Most allergy medications are safe if taken as directed even if for long periods of time. Anyone with other medical conditions or who takes other medications should check with their doctor about the long term use of allergy medicine. ...Read more