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Are there side effects for thrombolytic therapy?

Are there side effects for thrombolytic therapy?

Bleeding: There are risks associated with tpa (alteplase). Complications include bleeding into the brain, other types of serious bleeding (e.g., gastrointestinal), and death. It is important to weigh the possibility of benefit against the possibility of harm. In most cases tpa (alteplase) is safe and makes a positive impact on the outcome in stroke patients. ...Read more

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What are effective treatments for side effects of antidepressants?

What are effective treatments for side effects of antidepressants?

Not a rare problem: Most antidepressant meds have adverse event potential, but since various meds have somewhat differing profiles, might propose consideration for a different drug. Discuss your reactions with your doctor and make some decisions. ...Read more

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Are there side effects for acupuncture?

Are there side effects for acupuncture?

Side effects are : Rare w acupuncture. The most common side effect I have seen is someone feeling slightly lightheaded briefly after they sit up (from lying position during the treatment). Infection is extraordinarily rare. Sterile, single use - disposable needles with very small diameter which are solid (not open bore) are normally used. Bleeding is also rare - more common w a bleeding disorder or use of >. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of aspirin for people undergoing chemotherapy?

What are the side effects of aspirin for people undergoing chemotherapy?

Many potential compl: Aspirin can cause bleeding. Since chemotherapy lowers platelet counts, you do not want to compromise the remaining ones that you as aspirin makes them non functional. it can also cover up fever which is a sign of infection, so it is dangerous to take it...there are safer medicines that can be taken instead, like Tylenol (acetaminophen) provided your oncologist is made aware of it. ...Read more

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Are there any side effects of IVF treatment?

Are there any side effects of IVF treatment?

Can be safe: Abdominal bloating (very common). Pelvic discomfort (very common). Ovarian hyper stimulation syndrome (rare). Multiple pregnancy (common). Ectopic pregnancy (rare). Heterotrophic pregnancy (very rare). Risk of anesthesia (very rare). Injection site bruising (common). Injection site pain (common). Allergic reaction to medication (very rare). Having a beautiful baby (COMMON). ...Read more

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What are the alternative meds of testosterone therapy? Are they equally effective and have any side effetcs?

What are the alternative meds of testosterone therapy? Are they equally effective and have any side effetcs?

Not likely: I know of none , if labs show deficiency of anything , you need that product , beware of false advertisements of plant based extracts , not fda approved ect. not sure what your getting ...Read more

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Are there any medications that can help treat the side effects of radiation therapy?

Are there any medications that can help treat the side effects of radiation therapy?

Yes: Depending on the side effects and where in the body radiation is given there are many remedies and medications. There will be over the counter medications or prescription medications. The doctor visits with the patient once or more a week to assess these side effects and provide the correct remedy. ...Read more

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What are side effects of allopathic medicines for kleptomania?

What are side effects of allopathic medicines for kleptomania?

Many meds/many side : There is no single medicine which is prescribed for kleptomania, there are several meds can be used in different group of pharmaceuticals we can not list all the side effects.The meds used are from following groups antidepressants mood stabilisers anti seizure meds addiction meds. ...Read more

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Are there any side effects of sucarlfate usef for treating ulcers?

Are there any side effects of sucarlfate usef for treating ulcers?

Sucralafate: Any medication can have some side effects and could cause allergy but in general sucralfate is relatively benign and is helpful. Stomach upset and constipation may occur in some http://www.rxlist.com/carafate-drug/side-effects-interactions.htm ...Read more

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What are the side effects for gabapentin for anxiety?

What are the side effects for gabapentin for anxiety?

Can Be Many: Gabapentin aka Neurontin (gabapentin) side effects: drowsiness, weakness, dizziness, headache, double or blurred vision, unsteadiness, anxiety, memory problems, strange or unusual thoughts, nausea, vomiting, heartburn, diarrhea, dry mouth, constipation, increased appetite, weight gain, swelling of the hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs, and some patients may develop suicidal ideation or even attempt suicide. ...Read more

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Are there any side effects for taking colchicine long term?

Are there any side effects for taking colchicine long term?

Yes: Long-term Colchicine use can lead to liver/kidney toxicity, bone marrow suppression w/ decreased wbcs/thrombocytes/granulo-cytopenia; aplastic anemia; muscle damage; nerve damage, & more. Discuss with your fp/rheumatologist what other options are available to prevent these complications. ...Read more

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Is there any side effects of immunoglobulin intravenous medication?

Is there any side effects of immunoglobulin intravenous medication?

Possiby: Intravenous immunoglobulin (ivig) is a blood product collected from donations from hundreds of individuals, so there is the theoretical possibility of typical transfusion problems i.e. Infection, reaction etc. In the U.S. However production of this product is so controlled and processing involves, detergent washing and treating the product, so it is less likely to cause problems. ...Read more

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What are common side effects of interferon therapy?

What are common side effects of interferon therapy?

Interferon: Treatment-related side effects are nearly universal most common: fatigue (interferon and ribavirin) flulike symptoms: fever, headache, muscle ache (interferon and ribavirin) mild anxiety (interferon) skin rash (ribavirin) depression (interferon) gastrointestinal symptoms: nausea, diarrhea (interferon and ribavirin) monitoring for severe side effects (eg, marked anemia) is an important part of trea. ...Read more

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What are potential side effects of treatments for ear infections?

What are potential side effects of treatments for ear infections?

Various: There are many possible side effects for the many various treatments for ear infections. ...Read more

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Are there solutions for ED outside of prescription drugs with side effects?

Are there solutions for ED outside of prescription drugs with side effects?

Other: I believe there is an injection you can give yourself to cause an erection and there is a pump that will cause you to have an erection and the last thing would be a surgical device to cause your penis to become erect. This is a push button type of implanted device that makes your penis erect. ...Read more

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What are side effects of adjuvant and neoadjuvant therapy?

What are side effects of adjuvant and neoadjuvant therapy?

Side effects: Side effects are same either neo or adjuvant. It also depends on type of therapy use. Nausea, vomiting, hair loss, lowering blood counts, lower immunity and some specific effects related to type of chemo. ...Read more

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What are some of the side effects of testosterone therapy and anti-coagulation therapy?

Side effects: I presume you are a male on testosterone replacement. There are risks and benefits and lab studies should be done every three months. Testosterone by injection is far less expensive than other options for testosterone but that might be the treatment of your doctor's choice now that you are on anticoagulation therapy. ...Read more

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What are effects of alternative therapies for sexual function?

What are effects of alternative therapies for sexual function?

Better sex!: "sexual function" is a pretty vague term which can refer to sex drive (libido), ability to get or stay aroused/erect, and ability to orgasm. Unfortunately, there are no over-the-counter medications, herbs, or dietary supplements to improve sexual function per se that have been studied & published in peer reviewed journals. However, improving one's own health can go a long ways towards better sex. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of undergoing nicotine replacement therapy?

What are the side effects of undergoing nicotine replacement therapy?

Depends on strategy: With the nicotine patch, it is sometimes redness around the patch site. Be sure to alternate sites. With the gum and lozenge, not much, but people complain about the taste sometimes. With the inhaler, not too many issues. With the nasal spray, some people feel it triggers thoughts of other drugs if they have a history of snorting other drugs. ...Read more