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Can Long Term Use Of Hyzaar Cause Permanent Swelling In Legs
Not from Hyzaar (losartan and hydrocholorthiazide): Hyzaar (losartan and hydrocholorthiazide) is a combination of a diuretic/water pill and an angiotensin receptor blocker/arb which is used to lower blood pressure. The constant leg swelling may mean you are retaining fluid and need a higher dose of diuretic. The arb component has a 1-3% chance of causing angioedema, episodes of swelling involving various parts of the body (unusual to only affect legs) for 24-72 hr not constantly. ...Read more
Is it one leg or both? Has there been recent trauma? The definition is enlargement of the lower leg. Could be superficial fluid accumulation or it could edema (swelling) of one or both of the muscles of the lower leg: the gastrecnemious and the soleous muscles. Internet consult not enough, see ...Read more
NO: Methadone can be associated with a number of side effects, but actually very few long-term "organ" effects (heart, liver, kidney, brain etc.) constipation, increased sweating, hormonal changes that alter libido, erectile function and fertility. Weight gain with its attendant problems certainly can occur. Heart rhythm problems, although getting publicity, are rare. Think about alcohol;tobacco use. ...Read more
Propecia (finasteride): It is probably safe for long term use, but nobody knows for sure ...Read more
Can cutting in the same spot over and over cause any serious long term problems? (besides infection and scarring)
Why would you???: Unless there is some medical reson for doing this, why would you want to cut over and over again in same place? Please explain? Besides infection and scarring, you coul sustain injuries to deep structures such as nerve, tendon, muscle bone. Furthermore, it could cause adhesions and interfere with function or interrupt blood supply and cause delayed healing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are some side effects of avapro (irbesartan)? Can it cause tingling or joint/muscle pain over the long term?
Avoid NSAIDs: Chronic idiopathic urticaria (hives) and angioedema (swelling) can be triggered by regular or high doses of NSAIDs like ibuprofen and Aleve. There is evidence to suggest that avoiding aspirin and NSAID's can prevent exacerbation of hives and swelling. Use Tylenol (acetaminophen) as a substitute at low doses. If this fails to control symptoms Celebrex (celecoxib) can be used instead. See Allergist for details. ...Read more
What are some side effects of atenolol? Can it cause tingling or joint/muscle pain over the long term?
No: There is no concern using denture adhesive and cardiovascular disease. Other than the mess and some local gum irritation, it is safe to use. They recently recalled denture adhesives because of the zinc contained in them. There was a connection with a nerve disorder and long term use of adhesives containing zinc. Now they only sell zinc free adhesives. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Nothing serious: There is not much data available. Yet it is a fairly safe drug and can be sued for the long term. But try to skip it for one day off and on. ...Read more
Can long term use of fentanyl patch lead to extreme hypersensitivity after stopping use? Three years of hypersensitive pain that is horrible.
How long do side effects of 30 radiotherapies to the head last ie dry mouth, numbness and hearing. Thankyou?
Depends: The long term effcts of radiating can vary depending on exactly where the radiation was and how much your doctor was able to pinpoint the target. The higher the dosage, the more side effects you will have. These can be long lasting. Work with your dentist and radiologist to minimize the effects and protect you teeth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Corset issues...: Think of your body as a balloon like the long ones people make animals out of. If you squeeze and tighten one section, the stuff (air in a balloon, all sorts of stuff in a human) being squeezed must pop out in a different section of the balloon or the body. Where else would all the stuff go? Abdominal muscles are vital to supporting the back and abdomen. A corset interferes with abdominal muscles. ...Read more
What are long term effects of numbness in lower body caused by severe compromise causng narrowness in the spinal canal?
Many consequences.: The degree of narrowing of the spinal canal and at what level of the spine become paramount in determining prognosis and consequences. ...Read more
Could the use of PRP ,for hair loss and for many years,provoke long term effects on nervous system?
Platelet Rich Plasma: Very effective for hair regrowth at this point. No side effects. It's your own blood! Examples: J Cutan Aesthet Surg. 2014 Apr;7(2):107-10. Platelet-rich plasma in androgenic alopecia: myth or an effective tool. Biomed Res Int. 2014;2014:760709. Epub 2014 May 6. The effect of autologous activated platelet rich plasma (AA-PRP) injection on pattern hair loss: clinical and histomorphometric.. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After long term use of terbutaline (8 weeks) can the drug leave lasting side effect of tachycardia, shortness of breathe, etc.?
Are the effects of Cerebral Edema from hypotonic solution potentially long-term? Why wouldn't they affect long-term?
Transient: When the concentration of fluid outside the cell is less than inside the cell, water travels across the cell wall to equalize the concentrations. If hypotonic fluids are given water will enter the cells but when both sides are equal the swelling will then resolve. ...Read more
No. : It's a nitrogen bubble coming out of suspension that makes the 'pop'. ...Read more
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
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