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Evista Side Effects Long Term
Blood clotting: The most common is worsening of menopausal symptoms, but blood clots (particulary in the legs) are much more serious. Do not use if you're a smoker or have a problem with clotting. ...Read more
Perhaps: Evista (raloxifene) if taken to reduce breast cancer in post-menopausal women is usually taken just for 5 years but there is no limit number of years if taken for osteoporosis. There may be an increase risk of ovarian cancer the longer it is taken. Increased risk of stroke or blood clots is not necessarily related to duration of intake. ...Read more
Why are prolia and raloxifene considered by some to be better alternatives to the other treatments for osteoporosis and are the side effects common?
Strontium ranelate, tamoxifen, raloxifene - are the side effects the same regarding dvt, heart attacks etc &which would offer more protection for bone?
Raloxifene: Of all the products you mentioned, Raloxifene has the most well established record and is fda approved to improve bone density. Unfortunately, its ability to do so appears weaker than bisphosphanate products, teriparitide (forteo) of prolia. The other products you mentioned are not fda approved bone building products. Strontium is not available in the us as an anti-osteoporotic agent. ...Read more
Having pain on right ribs. Is this the side effect of forteo shot I'm taking? I'm taking forteo for osteoporosis. Was taking evista but no longer working. Broke a couple of ribs on the right side on two separate occassions earlier this year. My doctor
Possible: Muscle spasms can be side effect of Forteo but if you broke ribs pain is more likely from that. Broken ribs take a long time to heal and pain may persist for months. ...Read more
Bone density in hips severe, take Crestor (rosuvastatin) for high cholesterol, mother stroke at 77. Dr. Recommends Evista, so many scary side effects. Yes or no?
Is it normal to experience jaw pain as a side effect from taking the prescription drug evista (raloxifene) for osteoporosis?
- withdrawal from 90mg Cymbalta (duloxetine) - I'm reading a lot of scary long term effects of going off - is there possibility of awful side effects long term?
Depends on the med: Sedation in a 3yo is generally well tolerated when used in the basically healthy child. The term sedation has a variable meaning, with a bit of benedryl making some groggy to the gas anesthesia that puts them in deep sedation. Side effects depend on the med & how fast it leaves their system. ...Read more
What do most people know and/or think about the repercussions, side effects, long term of breast augmentation?
Long term: Most women are very happy after breast augmentation. Breast implants are long term devices that may have to be replaced in time. The breasts will change over time with or without an implant. 10% of women are troubled by capsular contracture, or hardening of the scar tissue around the implant. Rippling or implant visibility. Http://www. Dassmd. Com/breast-augmentation/index. Html. ...Read more
What are the possible side effects/long term issues related to cutaneous lupus? I currently have vasculitis in my legs. What else could be of concern?
It is always: Important to make sure you truly have the cutaneous type and not the systemic type. Simple blood tests may help. Also having a good Rheumatologist to help with the definitive diagnosis would be important. ...Read more
Tell us more: Are you talking about herniated discs in the back or are you talking about abdominal and groin hernias? ...Read more
Depends: The answer depends completely on which drugs, in what quantity, in which combination, for how long. ...Read more
Many: I personally do not use Methadone as I feel the dangers outweigh any advantage over other opioids. The most significant side effects are that of breathing suppression and heart electrical conduction problems. There are drugs such as Suboxone (buprenorphine) for the problem of dependence which are much safer and more effective in my opinion. ...Read more
Yes: Long-term Colchicine use can lead to liver/kidney toxicity, bone marrow suppression w/ decreased wbcs/thrombocytes/granulo-cytopenia; aplastic anemia; muscle damage; nerve damage, & more. Discuss with your fp/rheumatologist what other options are available to prevent these complications. ...Read more
Yes and no:
Any medicine will have side effect.
some of the side effect are expected from the way the medicine supposed to work
beta blockers a class of medicine where atenolol belong, can cause BP to come down, and the heart rate to slow down, but again that is what the medicine is made for.
of course there is some reported unpleasant side effect specially for man, if it will effect the sexual performance. ...Read more
Sedation: Other than sedation this is a pretty benign medication. Gradual titration of the dose allows for one to tolerate fairly high doses. There are minimal if any drug interactions. ...Read more
Overall safe: Most common is a nuisance cough. Most serious is swelling of lips and throat which can cause breathing difficulties. Rash can occur. There may be a worsening of kidney function rarely if you have blockage in blood vessels to both kidneys. Sometimes it can also cause high potassium. Overall it is a safe, inexpensive and very useful medicine! ...Read more
Addiction, mostly: The major side effects of opioids are constipation (which can be severe), increased sweating, weight gain, edema and hormonal changes, including reduction of testosterone and estrogen levels. These are usually dose related and are rarely seen at low doses, although it is possible. Physical dependency, which almost everyone gets if they take it in reg. Doses long enough, and addiction are issues. ...Read more