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Any side effects from rituxan (rituximab) therapy?

Any side effects from rituxan (rituximab) therapy?

Mostly infusion rxns: Rituxan is given intravenously slowly at first to look for common immediate reactions like chills, fever, shakes, itching, hives, headache all of which could be prevented or lessened by giving premedications like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and steroids. Reactivation of hepatitis b, lowering resistance to infections, rapid destruction of tumor cells causing i'll effects to organs (tumor lysis) can also occur. ...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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Benefits and side effects for hyalgan?

Benefits and side effects for hyalgan?

Improved pain: Benefit: temporizing measure to improve pain in arthritic knees side effect: occasional "allergic" reaction, recurring pain requiring additional injections. ...Read more

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Side effects of parkinson medical treatments?

Side effects of parkinson medical treatments?

Many treatments: There are so many medications used to treat parkinson's disease that it is not possible to list all or even just the most common side effects in such a small space. I suggest looking at: http://www.Parkinson.Org/parkinson-s-disease/treatment/medications-for-motor-symptoms-of-pd there are good links at the bottom of the page that list the medications, doses and side effects. ...Read more

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Side effects of guyabano?

Side effects of guyabano?

Generally none.: Guyabano also known as soursop is a plant found in the caribbean. It contains the compound annonacin contained in the seeds of soursop that is a neurotoxin and it seems to be the cause of a neurodegenerative disease. The only way to get the disease is to consume large amounts of the seeds. ...Read more

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What are side effects of adjuvant and neoadjuvant therapy?

What are side effects of adjuvant and neoadjuvant therapy?

Side effects: Side effects are same either neo or adjuvant. It also depends on type of therapy use. Nausea, vomiting, hair loss, lowering blood counts, lower immunity and some specific effects related to type of chemo. ...Read more

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What short term side effects of radiation treatment?

What short term side effects of radiation treatment?

Minimal: Radiation is usually free of side effects for the first 2-3 weeks of use. Then it can cause some mild local skin redness or sun burn like effects. It can also cause sores in the mouth or any mucosal area which is in the field of radiation. Some fatigue or nausea can be experienced on rare occasions. ...Read more

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Does hyperbaric oxygen therapy has side effects?

Does hyperbaric oxygen therapy has side effects?

A few reversible: Hyperbaric oxygen (hbo) therapy is administration of 100% oxygen under pressure. The oxygen acts like a drug in this envirionment. Some diabetics will have a significant drop in their blood sugar but it goes back to safe range when they eat or drink. Patients getting a lot of hbo (over 40) can have worsening of distance vision) that will revert to pre-hbo level once treatments are stopped. ...Read more

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Unpleasant side effects of herceptin (trastuzumab)?

Unpleasant side effects of herceptin (trastuzumab)?

Heart failure: About 4% of women treated with Herceptin (trastuzumab) develop some weakness in their heart. This decrease in heart function is almost always reversible when the drug is stopped. Other side effects of Herceptin (trastuzumab) can include allergic reaction, fatigue, headache and diarrhea. Most of my patients have no side effects! ...Read more

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Are there side effects for thrombolytic therapy?

Are there side effects for thrombolytic therapy?

Bleeding: There are risks associated with tpa (alteplase). Complications include bleeding into the brain, other types of serious bleeding (e.g., gastrointestinal), and death. It is important to weigh the possibility of benefit against the possibility of harm. In most cases tpa (alteplase) is safe and makes a positive impact on the outcome in stroke patients. ...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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What are effective treatments for side effects of antidepressants?

What are effective treatments for side effects of antidepressants?

Not a rare problem: Most antidepressant meds have adverse event potential, but since various meds have somewhat differing profiles, might propose consideration for a different drug. Discuss your reactions with your doctor and make some decisions. ...Read more

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Can everyone who take chemotherapy experience side effects?

Can everyone who take chemotherapy experience side effects?

Varies: Not all people who receive chemotherapy have all side effects; it varies depending on chemo and the individual. ...Read more

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Side effects of expired medication, particularly antibiotics?

Side effects of expired medication, particularly antibiotics?

How long? Which?: Most expiration dates are about half of the actual time that the compounds remain active, but this may not guarantee their activity. Side-effects of the products of these compounds as they deteriorate vary with the compound, but very few if any have serious toxicities. Best to throw them out if they have expired. Better than taking a chance they are inactive or toxic. ...Read more

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Side effects of senna "natural" treatment?

Side effects of senna "natural" treatment?

Adiction: And 'lazy bowel" as well as causing melanosis coli or black pigmentation of the colon lining, making colonoscopy near impossible if not difficult and potential for missing lesions of the colon when doing a colonoscopy. ...Read more

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Estrogen replacement therapy effects on health?

Estrogen replacement therapy effects on health?

Depends on age: Early estrogen replacement rx (hrt) is of major value in women with either surgical menopause or early menopause in diminishing the likelihood of heart disease. It diminishes the chance for osteoporosis and colon cancer. It makes a females sexual-life longer. However, in older females with metabolic syndrome, or who have been off or never on hormones, a serm like Evista (raloxifene) may be better option. ...Read more

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Peg-intron / ribavirin treatment side effects?

Peg-intron / ribavirin treatment  side effects?

Many: The side effects are too many to list here but some of the more common ones (occur in >10% of patients) are fever, fatigue, headache, insomnia, depression, emotional lability, rash, nausea, diarrhea, weight loss, anemia, muscle aches, joint pains, flu-like syndrome and injection site reations. ...Read more

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Unpleasant side effects from paraplatin (carboplatin) and taxol?

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Unpleasant side effects from paraplatin (carboplatin) and taxol?

Carbo / taxol (paclitaxel): Please open these links for answers: carboplatin http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a695017.Html paclitaxel http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a607070.Html if any concern, see and discuss in detail with your oncologist., . ...Read more

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Can you explain how vaccine therapy works in Lymphoma? Side effects?

Can you explain how vaccine therapy works in Lymphoma? Side effects?

?does it work??: We do not have good vaccines for treating Cancer. There are some experimental vaccines in clinical trials. The basis for using them is to stimulate the immune system to control and destroy cancer cells. But it does not always work like it is hoped for. So right now it is all in trial phase. You are better off using standard, established treatments which are already very effective in controlymphoma ...Read more