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Does the side effect of muscle weakness from geodon (ziprasidone) ever go away?

Does the side effect of muscle weakness from geodon (ziprasidone) ever go away?

Yes if that's cause: Generally the main side effects of medication such as Geodon (ziprasidone) on muscles is more commonly disorders of muscle contraction, stiffness and abnormal movements. Weakness is not common and if that seems to be the case a good medical evaluation would be in order especially if stopping the Geodon (ziprasidone) doesn't result in the weakness going away. ...Read more

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Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Muscle weakness for a year. Possible side effect to acutane, is this possible?

Muscle weakness for a year. Possible side effect to acutane, is this possible?

See your doctor: If you have had muscle weakness for a year, you should have a complete workup to assess for reversible causes. You should discuss your unique medical history and the effects of acutane with your doctor. ...Read more

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Feeling muscle weakness and mild pain throughout body, two days after Tetanus shot. Is it a side effect?

Feeling muscle weakness and mild pain throughout body, two days after Tetanus shot. Is it a side effect?

T Tetanus t: Sometimes the tetanus vaccine can cause mild side effects which may include soreness, redness, or swelling at the site of the injection, fever, headache or body aches and fatigue. These can be managed using NSAIDS and should resolve in a day or two. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Side effects of colchicine such muscle weakness, tenderness, sharp pains, tiredness. After discontinuation, how long before they go away?

Side effects of colchicine such muscle weakness, tenderness, sharp pains, tiredness. After discontinuation, how long before they go away?

Doubt colchicine: I would doubt that your symptoms are the result of side effects of colchicine. Neurologic toxicities occurs at high doses and issues such as pain and tenderness are likely related to other causes. Why are you on Colchicine in the first place? ...Read more

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If you have muscle weakness from percocet. How long after you stop taking it does it usually take to go away?

If you have muscle weakness from percocet. How long after you stop taking it does it usually take to go away?

Not a common effect: If you feel it's related to your Percocet pain medications, you need to contact your pcp, and let her/him know that you're having this particular side effect. This normally doesn't happen with pain meds. So depending on when you stop taking them, symptoms should go away within at least a week (or five half-lives.) this is not a common residual effect. ...Read more

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I have a lot of pressure in my ribs that stays for about a week and then goes away for a day or two on both sides, muscle weakness. And diharrea but t?

I have a lot of pressure in my ribs that stays for about a week and then goes away for a day or two on both sides, muscle weakness. And diharrea but t?

GI gas?: Gas or pressure in the colon as it runs up along the top of the abdomen can cause pain that radiates into the lower rib cage. If you have intermittent bouts of diarrehea / constipation you may have colitis or irritable bowel syndrome. Try some probiotics and see your Family Doctor or urgent care for evaluation ...Read more

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What nervous system diseases cause muscle weakness on the right side?

What nervous system diseases cause muscle weakness on the right side?

Focality: A lesion over the left side of the brain can cause right sided weakness, such as a stroke, hemorrhage, abscess, brain tumor. If you have focal weakness, see a neurologist ASAP ...Read more

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Will the clot simply dissolve with heparin? Will the effects of muscle weakness resolve on the affected side?

NO: Heparin does not dissolve clots. At therapeutic levels it prevents the enlargement of the clot or others from forming. Time and other mechanisms resolve or "dissolve" the clot but often not completely. Muscle weakness will resolve with time and can be accelerated by going to physical therapy/program. ...Read more

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What can one-sided muscle weakness/wasting be?

What can one-sided muscle weakness/wasting be?

Many Possibilities: Weakness and wasting on one side can be caused by a number of things, including intervertebral disc disease, intervertebral foraminal stenosis. These irritate or with enough degeneration can cause decreased function in the nerve, which eventually causes strength or wasting issues. There are more potential causes, so it is advisable to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Side Effect (Definition)

In medicine, a side effect is an effect, whether therapeutic or adverse, that is secondary to the one intended; although the term is predominantly employed to describe adverse effects, it can also apply to beneficial, but unintended, consequences of the ...Read more


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Muscle Weakness (Definition)

Muscle weakness is a symptom in which a person has less strength in his muscles than previously. Muscle weakness can be in certain parts of the body, or a person can be weak all over. The weakness can come and go, or can be ...Read more