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Can taking BCAA (branched chain amino acids) alter the effectness of birth control (tri sprintec)?
Is there a longterm side effect taking coq10? Such as depressing my own body's generation of this enzyme?
Yes, several issues.: First, persistent stomach pain can indicate a more severe problem that could need different treatment. You need to see a doctor to check for an ulcer or other problem. Chronic antacid use can interfere with medication & nutrient absorption. It can also lower your resistance to infections. ...Read more
How much time does it take L-Tyrosine to begin to have an effect taking it everyday? Does it takes a while like an antidepressant?
Depends: It needs to be absorbed. It needs to be converted by Tyrosine Hydorxylase to L-Dopa. If you have iron deficiency the enzyme Tyrosine Hydroxylase may not work (iron is a co-factor for this enzyme) This is how Iron deficiency leads to Restless Leg Syndrome (Its called Ekbom Syndrome if due to iron deficiency) Another couple of enzymes have to come into play to produce nor-epinephrine and / or 5HT. ...Read more
Does taking exotanil make me fall asleep? And what is the effect taking it while drinking alcohol?
See answer: I think you mean Lexotanil, which is a drug generically named as bromazepam, a benzodiazepine. Mixing this med with alcohol can cause drowsiness, dizziness, concentration and memory problems and risk of overdose. Discuss with prescribing doctor to be clear why it's been prescribed and what side effects may occur. Be safe and take only as directed by your doctor. ...Read more
Hi Doctor. I'm beginner IN GYM. Is it safe n any side effect taking BALANCE ORIGINAL MASS GAINER OR BALANCE MASSIVE OR OPTIMUM ON 100% WHEY? THX
Do all ppis have insomnia as a side effect? Taking Prilosec for gastritis; it caused insomnia even though taking lunesta (eszopiclone) for primary insomnia. Thanks.
Unlikely: Just about any medication could theoretically affect your sleep however often the side effects listed for drugs come from things patients report during clinical trials which may or may not be from the drug. Personally I don't believe ppis cause insomnia and there may be something else at play with your sleep. ...Read more
Going to the...: Going to the bathroom a lot at night. It's better to drink your water throughout the day. ...Read more
Use with caution: Green Clonazepam pills could be 0.5 or 1 mg tabs. It is best to take your meds as prescribed and inform your dr. If you take more than the recommended amount. Other ways of managing anxiety/ insomnia including relaxation techniques, moderate exercise in the am & good sleep hygiene. Clonazepam can be habit forming and progressively higher doses can affect breathing & level of alertness. ...Read more
Pill Risk/benefit: Pills can be life-saving and can prevent diseases that will cause you problems. They also can have side effects that cause trouble. You should know why you are taking each pill. It should work for what you want it to and shouldn't cause more trouble than it's worth. If the benefit isn't worth it to you, you should discuss discontinuing it with your doctor. ...Read more
I am taking atorlip (10mg) regularly-once in a day at bed time. Is there any side effect of taking this drug?
Atorvostatin (LIPITOR (atorvastatin):
Atorlil, atorvostatin known by brand name Lipitor (atorvastatin) in us. Side effects commen one is muscle weakness, tenderness, pain
2 nausea or vomiting
3liver toxicity, that's while we monitor liver function tests 1 month after startin the drug
4mucl pain along with dark coloured urine is a serios side effect and is an emergency called rhabdomyolysis can be fatal. ...Read more
Two types: There are 2 types of treatment for gout: 1. Drugs that treat inflammation during a flare to reduce inflammation and pain. These include steroids, nsaids and Colchicine (colcrys) and 2. Drugs that reduce the uric acid level for long-term control like allopurinol, uloric and pegloticase. ...Read more
Antibiotics: Taking antibiotics without prescription can have many bad effects. If prescribed for some reason discuss the alternatives, benefits and risks of long term therapy with your doctor. Sometimes depending on the condition treated the benefit outweights the risk. Sometimes its the other way around. ...Read more
Abdominal issues: Common side effects include diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, vaginal fungal infections. Headaches/dizziness/black tongue has also been reported. Report to your doctor as soon as possible if is diarrhea is watery/bloody (with or without stomach cramps/fever) at the start of therapy or even as late as 2 or more months after your last dose of augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). Drink plenty of water while on this antibiotic. ...Read more
Depends on pain type: Hydrocodone is an opioid pain killer that works well for pain transmitted by specialized pain receptors like in your skin or muscle. Opioid pain killers are not very effective from pain from organs such as the stomach and intestines and from pain resulting from nerve injury. This may explain why hydrocodone is not working for you. Consult a physician to find a better treatment. ...Read more
Not safe: Nicotine lozenges contain nicotine. They are taken to help stop smoking by withdrawing from nicotine slowly and safely. Taking too many lozenges can cause: increased blood pressure, irregular or fast heartbeat, dizziness, nausea, vomiting and weakness. They should be taken exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Discuss dosage with your doctor if you bought lozenges over the counter. ...Read more
Diuretics: Generally speaking people with healthy guts would start seeing increased urine output in about 90-120 minutes. However with cirrhosis, portal hypertension, and possibly ascites (water in the abdomen), the oral medications may not be absorbed well since the intestinal and stomach lining may be boggy with water in which case you might need an intravenous diuretic. ...Read more
May be the: Dose isn't adequate. Maybe you are tolerant. Don't know. ...Read more
None: Thyroxin is a replacement of the thyroid hormone that your body is not able to make. If you get your levels checked and they are in the normal range there is no long term side effects. Your thyroid controls you body's metabolism and you need to take your thyroid medicine the rest of your life. ...Read more
What is the best drugs for the hyper cholestrolemia? Do the deiet have an effect? Iam taking Lipitor (atorvastatin) and ezeritol together, anuany thing better?
Depends: If you have good quality vitamins, most people will feel a step up in about 2-3 weeks of taking them. If you are taking something that makes you feel queasy, nauseated, etc, stop it. Try a better brand, different formulation or a break. Not every one can take alot of vitamins. ...Read more