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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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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Hormone (Definition)

A hormone (from greek ὁρμή, "impetus") is a chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the organism. Only a little amount of hormone is required to alter cell metabolism. In essence, it is a chemical messenger that transports a signal from ...Read more


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How to avoid the side effects of medications containing "corticoid"?

How to avoid the side effects of medications containing "corticoid"?

Steroid: Corticosteroids are anti-inflammatory steroids for asthma/copd and other diseases. When taken by mouth, or IV or im the systemic effect will occur. When sprayed nasally or inhaled into the lungs the dose and the delivery system prevents systemic side effects (depending on dose and usage). Same thing with "cortisone" skin or local preparations, systemic side effect mitigated. ...Read more

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Which are the drugs that cause the first dose effect? Except prazosin...

All: Wheather you feel or not all chemicals going into your system will have ist dose effect. ...Read more

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Can there be any way to counteract the effects of long-term medication?

Can there be any way to counteract the effects of long-term medication?

What Med & Issues: Medications are chemistry purified/extracted from nature, no other options exist. If the ratio of benefits to downsides for a given issue is not wide enough, called indication, the fda will not approve marketing/sales. However, meds chosen for wrong reasons can also be harmful; a common issue. Additionally we are open systems, meds don't last long. Please clarify concern & issues for better answer. ...Read more

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Can there be anyway to control the side effects of lortab?

Can there be anyway to control the side effects of lortab?

Don't take it: It is a strong narcotic and if you do not need that med stop taking it. If you have pain , find out the cause of the pain and treat the cause and the pain will go away. Pin medication treats the symptom and not the cause. ...Read more

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Does the medication taken for treating pcos has mood swings or other side effects on the patient. Are the medicines safe without any long term effects?

Does the medication taken for treating pcos has mood swings or other side effects on the patient. Are the medicines safe without any long term effects?

Please specify med: Please specify the medication that you have in mind. The question right now is too broad. If you could get the name of the medication then we would be able to answer this question more efficiently for you. Please resubmit the question when you have the name of it. Thank you. ...Read more

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What are some side effects of joint pain pills taken with other medication?

What are some side effects of joint pain pills taken with other medication?

Which pills?: If you mean drugs like motrin, alleve, etc than GI bleeding can occur especially after long periods of therapy. If your other medications can cause a decrease in coagulation (blood clotting) adding a Motrin like drug can make the clotting time longer. Check with your physician or pharmacist. ...Read more

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Could you please describe the different hormones used in fertility treatment and some side effects?

Could you please describe the different hormones used in fertility treatment and some side effects?

FSH: There is a spectrum of responses: No effects, mild to none to mood swings. Some women can have complications from the meds: hyperstimulation. Drugs: (FSH) - To stimulate egg growth (Follistim/Gonal-F/Bravelle/Menopur) (LH/hCG) - To ovulate (Ovidrel/Pregnyl/Novarel/hCG) GnRH/GnRH Antagonist - To prevent ovulation ...Read more

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How is the tolerability and adverse effect of Moclobemide in treatment resistant depression?if other options didn't work.

How is the tolerability and adverse effect of Moclobemide in treatment resistant depression?if other options didn't work.

Follow directions: Ok if you follow precautions--your other docs won't like it because it interacts with many Meds--I've treated any pts on Nardil & Parnate (tranylcypromine) over the years & it can be done successfully ...Read more

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Can estrogen inhibitor formen cause the same side effects as testestorne therapy?

Can estrogen inhibitor formen cause the same side effects as testestorne therapy?

Age 80: I am not sure I understand your question but at your age (if I read it correctly) you may be having side effects from your own testosterone - such as an enlarged prostate. In that case you must see a Urologist. I cannot think of any reason to consider an estrogen inhibitor for you. ...Read more

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Can some medications give us depression as a side effect?

Can some medications give us depression as a side effect?

Side effects: Yes, some medications can trigger depression. Please don't change any medication and do see your doctor to discuss this. Here is a link for some general info http://www.webmd.com/depression/guide/medicines-cause-depression#1 ...Read more

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I'm worried about the sexual side effects from antidepressants. What can be done to prevent or reduce such side effects?

I'm worried about the sexual side effects from antidepressants. What can be done to prevent or reduce such side effects?

Sexual side effects are common with antidepressants in both men and women, so your concern is understandable: Effects on your sexual function can include: A change in your desire for sex, Erectile problems, Orgasm problems, Problems with arousal, comfort and satisfaction. The severity of sexual side effects depends on the individual and the specific type and dose of antidepressant. For some people, sexual side effects are minor or may ease up as their bodies adjust to the medication. For others, sexual side effects continue to be a problem. Antidepressants with the lowest rate of sexual side effects include: Bupropion (Wellbutrin, Aplenzin, Forfivo XL), Mirtazapine (Remeron), Vilazodone (Viibryd). Antidepressants most likely to cause sexual side effects include: Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs),, Serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs),, Tricyclic and tetracyclic antidepressants,, Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs),. If you're taking an antidepressant that causes sexual side effects, your doctor may recommend one of these strategies: Waiting several weeks, Engaging in sexual activity before taking an antidepressant, Adjusting the dose of your antidepressant, Switching to another antidepressant, Adding a second antidepressant or another type of medication, Adding a medication to improve sexual function,. Stopping medication because of sexual side effects is a common problem, and for most people this means depression returns. Work with your doctor to find an effective antidepressant or combination of medications that will reduce your sexual side effects and keep your depression under control. Be patient. Because everyone reacts differently to antidepressants, it may take some trial and error to identify what works best for you. ...Read more

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Can the medication Synthroid (thyroxine) be the cause of hypertension. A side effect.

Can the medication Synthroid (thyroxine) be the cause of hypertension.  A side effect.

If take too much: Synthroid (thyroxine) can cause high blood pressure if you're taking too much of it and your blood test now show hyperthyroidism. The drug at appropriate dose does not raise blood pressure. ...Read more

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How could the side effects with respect to erectile dysfunction of medicines of high BP be avoided?

How could the side effects with respect to erectile dysfunction of medicines of high BP be avoided?

Nutrition & exercise: High blood pressure is often related to being overweight & out of shape. In and of itself, this can cause erectile dysfunction. But so can medications used to treat hypertension. Therefore, to avoid side effect complications, change your eating habits & get physically active regularly in order to improve health, lower blood pressure & strengthen erections. ...Read more

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If given the wrong medication or amount of benzo or antidep. Etc and the extreme side effects are experienced can a person recover from excess toxins?

If given the wrong medication or amount of benzo or antidep. Etc and the extreme side effects are experienced can a person recover from excess toxins?

Psych Meds: You can certainly recover but i would strongly advise you consult with a physician you trust to help you titrate off these medications and review your entire treatment plan. Medications alone are not generally adequate for treatment, psychotherapy is very useful and helps you change from the inside as you learn new coping abilities. My best. ...Read more

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Can gabapentin used as mood stabilizer if it used with SSRI? and what the possible side effects?

Can gabapentin used as mood stabilizer if it used with SSRI? and what the possible side effects?

Proceed with caution: Gabapentin & SSRI's have significant side effects. too long to list here. Not knowing your medical history I would strongly talk this over with your physician ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Hormone Therapy (Definition)

Any hormone given from externally (body not being able to make it enough for its own need, or as a form of medication to achieve certain goal) comes under this category. Estrogen in menopause; thyroxine for hypothyroidism, Insulin in dm are all in this category; so are ...Read more