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Any methotrexate side effects?

Any methotrexate side effects?

Plenty : XX oral dos: Methotrexate is a surprisingly effective drug for many forms of arthritis and the consensus 1st choice for RA by the acr and eular (european). The oral dosage is more problematic because of variable absorption and first-pass effect through liver. It is completely absorbed with sucutaneous injection and doesn't bolus liver. Hair loss can be a problem. Everyone should take 2mg of folic acid. ...Read more

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Etanercept (Definition)

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Side effects of plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) prescription?

Side effects of plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) prescription?

A few: It can cause eye problems so you need to see an ophthalmologist and peridoic screenings. Other than that we see a few people who have increased skin pigmentation called "plaquenil ochronosis". There are others but these the most prominent. ...Read more

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Side effects and effectiveness of orencia (abatacept) mediCation?

Side effects and effectiveness of orencia (abatacept) mediCation?

Watch for infections: Orencia (abatacept) is approved to treat moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis. Typically it is prescribed when disease modifying anti rheumatic drugs (DMARDS) are not effective. The most common DMARD is methotrexate. Orencia (abatacept) is usually prescribed in combination with methotrexate but sometimes is given alone. Orencia (abatacept) is quite effective for many but not all people. It's main side effect: infections. ...Read more

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Methadone side effects?

Methadone side effects?

Similar to others: Methadone side effects are a matter of research for numerous scientists. If the dosage of the medicine is correct, then there are no risks of kidney, heart, liver, lungs or any type of failure. A number of common Methadone side effects include constipation, skin rash, water retention, dizziness, weakness, extreme sweating and flushing and in some circumstances erectile dysfunction. ...Read more

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Hiv medications side effects?

Hiv medications side effects?

Numerous: Multiple classes of anti-retrovirals each containing several different drugs and each with a wide spectrum of side-effects. Too much information to be transmitted in this venue. If you are concerned about a specific compound, rephrase the question. ...Read more

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The drug 'etanercept'. Any known side effect?

The drug 'etanercept'. Any known side effect?

Some side effects: Etanercept (the generic name for enbrel), prescribed as a primary treatment to reduce the pain, swelling, and tenderness of joints and able to prevent progressive destruction of joints, sometimes causes mild to moderate itching of the skin at the side of the injection. It can also cause mild headaches, dizziness, and irritation of the nasal passages and the throat. ...Read more

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Infliximab steroid side effects?

Infliximab steroid side effects?

None: Infliximab or Remicade (infliximab) is not a steroid so you should not get steroid side effects directly from that medication. Remicade (infliximab) has its own potentially risks so make sure you are educated in its use and side effect potential. ...Read more

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Hydralazine side effects?

Hydralazine side effects?

Fatigue, see below: Most side effects are rare, but of the ones that patients are more likely to experience with this med, fatigue/tiredness, diarrhea, and upset stomach are more common. It rarely, and i mean rarely, can cause symptoms similar to systemic lupus erythematosis (sle or lupus). This drug induced lupus is reversible when the med is stopped. I think Labetalol during pregnancy is a better option. ...Read more

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Anti-depressents side effects for citalopram?

Anti-depressents side effects for citalopram?

See insert: Citalopram is a safe medication but as with any drug in susceptible individuals side effects can occur read the brochure but remember that some of the side effects mentioned are very rare. ...Read more

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What are Enbrel (etanercept) side effects?

What are Enbrel (etanercept) side effects?

See details: Infection is the greatest risk. Other side effects include reduction in blood counts, liver disease, neurologic disorders and a possible increased risk of lymphoma. ...Read more

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Toradol side effects?

Toradol side effects?

Mostly GI: Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Less serious side effects include: •upset stomach, mild nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, constipation; •mild heartburn, stomach pain, bloating, gas; •dizziness, headache, drowsiness; •sweating; or •ringing in your ears. ...Read more

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Morphine side effects?

Many: Sedation, confusion, nausea, itchiness, respiratory depression are common. ...Read more

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Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) side effects bad?

Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) side effects bad?

Not at all: You need eye and other monitoring but it is relatively safe and well tolerated. ...Read more

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Any zyban(bupropion) side effects?

Any zyban(bupropion) side effects?

Fairly mild: The side effects of bupropion are fairly mild. Most common are a bit of dry mouth, blurry vision or constipation. You may get a little anxious early on. These mostly go away within 2-3 weeks. In high doses, it can cause seizures, though this is fairly rare (i haven't seen a case in 20+ years of prescribing it). ...Read more

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Any side effects of azathioprine?

Any side effects of azathioprine?

Many: It is an immunosuppressive agent so infections can occur. Gi symptoms such as nausea and vomiting and diarrhea are reported. Bone marrow suppression and pancreatitis are other severe known complications associated with this agent. Cancers (especially skin cancers) are more common in people taking immunosuppression drugs. ...Read more

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Odd drug side effects from nimodipine?

Odd drug side effects from nimodipine?

Nimodipine: Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects: chest pain (may be related to your disease and not a side effect) fast, irregular, or pounding heartbeat unusual tiredness or weakness wheezing or trouble breathing if you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor: runny or stuffy nose skin rash stomach discomfort. ...Read more

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Dmaa side effects?

Dmaa side effects?

Stimulant.: Contrary to what is on the label and marketing - dmaa is not a natural product and is not found in germaniums. It's been linked to deaths of us servicemen who had had heart attacks during training exercises after taking them. Side effects are same for other stimulants - palpitations, heart racing, elevated blood pressure. Avoid using supplements with dmaa! ...Read more

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Vicodin side effects?

Vicodin side effects?

Multiple: There are many possible side effects including itching, sleepiness, constipation, dizziness, confusion and urinary retention. ...Read more

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Enbrel (Definition)

Enbrel is an immune system suppressor which is a kind of ...Read more