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Side effects of haldol (haloperidol)?

Side effects of haldol (haloperidol)?

Only A Partial List: Side-effects of haldol: mild - blurred vision, constipation, diarrhea, dizziness, drowsiness, dry-mouth, headache, loss of appetite, trouble sleeping, upset stomach. Moderate: dystonias, parkinson's symptoms. Severe - tardive dyskinesia (abnormal involutary movements), neuroleptic malignant syndrome (high fever, muscle rigidity, seizures). This is only a partial list of side effects. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Antipsychotics (Definition)

These are medications used among other things to treat psychosis. There are two poorly named classes: the typicals, because they used to be typically used, and the atypicals, which are now typically used. They differ in that the so called atypicals are non-neuroleptics and interact with both serotonin and Dopamine receptos, while the typicals ...Read more


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Side effects of zyprexa (olanzapine)?

Side effects of zyprexa (olanzapine)?

Zyprexa (olanzapine) side effects: Like other antipsychotic meds, zypr can cause weight gain, elevated triglycerides, cholesterol and fasting blood sugar. Some liver strain could show up as incr in liver enzyme numbers. It can cause tight, twitchy or restless muslces, called eps and akathesia, relieved by side effect meds like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or cogent in. Higher doses: tired or sedated, so take at bedtime. Rare: drop in blood cell count. ...Read more

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Side effects of using seroquel (quetiapine)?

Side effects of using seroquel (quetiapine)?

Nausea and others: Dizziness, nausea, drowsiness, tiredness, constipation. Weight gain, increased blood sugar levels leading to diabetes, involuntary movements of lips, tongue, mouth, limbs (tardive dyskinesia) , increased amount of prolactin hormone which can cause men to develop breasts and women to produce breast milk. Sudden death in elderly has also been reported. ...Read more

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Lamictal side effects?

Lamictal side effects?

Varied: Life threatening: certain rashes (stevens-johnson syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis), neutropenia (low white cells), multiple organ failure, hepatic failure, suicide, sudden death. Less severe: nausea, vomiting, dizziness, somnolence, visual change, headache, sore throat, runny nose, diarrhea, fever, fatigue - many others. You should be under close supervision by the prescriber. ...Read more

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Side effects of donazepil?

Side effects of donazepil?

Med side effect: The most common side effect that pt's complain about with donazepil is GI upset like nausea. Several of my pt's have decreased the nausea by taking it with food at night. ...Read more

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Mirtazapine side effects?

Mirtazapine side effects?

Most Common: In my clinical experience, the most commonly reportrd are a 10 to 15 poind weight gaiin, sedation and next day somnolence. Interesting enough, the higher the dose of the medication, the less sedation one experiences. Hence, is someone is taking 30mg and is reporting they are too groggy to get up in the morning, increasing to 45mg may easily correct the problem; whereas, lowering the dose to 15mg w. ...Read more

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Side effects of namenda (memantine)?

Side effects of namenda (memantine)?

Dizziness: The main side-effect (3%) compared to placebo in fda trials was dizziness. However a small percentage of demented patients may have varying symptoms including aggressiveness, apathy, depression. Behavioral changes happen within the first few weeks as a rule but are reversible with discontinuation. ...Read more

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Side effects of gabapetin?

Limited, thankfully: The common reactions to Gabapentin are somnolence, difficult with breathing, sedation, slurred speech, increased hunger especially for sugars, tremor, reduced coordination. Any of the above should prompt a call to your doctor. ...Read more

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Side effects from trihexyphenidyl?

Side effects from trihexyphenidyl?

Drowsiness, delerium: This is used for the symptomatic treatment of parkinson's disease alone or with levodopa. Dose related side effects are common. Drowsiness, vertigo, headache, and dizziness occur in cns. High doses cause nervousness, agitation, anxiety, delirium, and confusion especially in older patients. Blurred vision, dry mouth, impaired sweating, abdominal discomfort, mydriasis and constipation also occur. ...Read more

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Sertraline discontinuation side effect problems?

Several: There can be headache, insomnia, nausea, dizzyness, nystagmus "jumpy eyes", flu like symptoms, moodiness, electric shock-like sensations, possible relapse into depression, rarely delirium. It usually startes about 2 days after last dose and can last as long as 2 weeks and sometimes more. The antidote is to go back on the antidepressant. ...Read more

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Side effects of aricept-bad dreams?

yes: Nightmare often can occur. One solution, take in am after awakening, as timing may be an issue, but not always. And it may be dose related, with possible better control at 5 mg dose. ...Read more

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Side effects of zolpidem?

Side effects of zolpidem?

Many: Zolpidem or Ambien (zolpidem) is a short acting sleeping med which often doesn't make someone tired. So you need to go to bed right after taking. People have fallen going for a walk waiting for it to take effect. Sleep walking, eating at night and amnesia is more common than realized. If you don't go to bed, after an hour or so it won't work. I see tolerance and insomnia on stopping which can last days. ...Read more

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Seroquel (quetiapine) question: side effect?

Seroquel (quetiapine) question: side effect?

All medications: Have a potential to cause side effects. But i really need to know what you are experiencing to say whether it could be related to the seroquel (quetiapine). ...Read more

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Side effects of alprazolam?

Side effects of alprazolam?

Go to:: http://www.webmd.com/drugs/drug-9824-xanax+oral.aspx?drugid=9824&drugname=xanax+oral&source=1.

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Side effects of chantix?

Side effects of chantix?

Serious Side Effects: Chantix has some serious side effects - change in behavior, agitation, depression, suicidal ideation. You need to know about these before you take the chantix, and report them immediately to your doctor. Chantix is moderately effective to help patients quit, but I have had as many patients with side effects as I have that have done well. Please be careful. ...Read more

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