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Ginkgo Extract Side Effects
Generally safe: Unless used in excessive amounts, passion flower extracts are generally safe. Some patients may experience dizziness, confusion, sedation, and ataxia -- much more likely if also using CNS depressants like ambien, (zolpidem) benzodiazepines, etc. There was 1 reported case with nausea, vomiting, drowsiness, and heart arrhythmia requiring hospitalization. Some passiflora species contain cyanogenic glycosides. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You can read link: Below. It may cause decrease ability to focus and dizziness. Melatonin sometimes can cause shortness of breath esp. Those with history of asthma. (jokingly i can say that it can cause drowsiness which is the intended effect. This is what my patient exactly told me!) http://www.Livestrong.Com/article/334796-side-effects-of-melatonin-plus-theanine/. ...Read more
Gingko Biloba: Some say gingko biloba 80 to 120 mg twice daily for a month or longer can reverse the sexual side effects of ssris at least in women. This claim has not been proven in controlled research. ...Read more
Yes, of course: All supplements and all medications may cause side effects in some people some of the time. Supplements that have more side effects may cause problems in many people. Anything used as a supplement or medication that hasn't been scientifically well-tested may cause both uncertain amounts of desired effects and also unexpected side effects. ...Read more
Many: Diet coke has aspartame or sucralose, both of which are toxins. Sucralose kills bowel flora because it is chlorinated sugar. Aspatame causes seizure activity in susceptible individuals. It converts to formaldehyde in the body effectively embalming your brain and liver. Phosphoric acid leaches bone calcium. Artificial sweeteners interfere with hunger signals in the brain. Need more? ...Read more
many serious ones: I never prescribe Fosamax (alendronate) to my patients; i believe it is a bad drug. It commonly causes side effects like heartburn ; can cause serious side effects like osteonecrosis ; heart arrhythmias. Even worse, it can actually increase the risk of some fractures! see http://bit.Ly/1ba8a2t there are many better alternatives to strengthen one's bones. See http://bit.Ly/1a48ofs ; http://bit.Ly/1a2dbdw. ...Read more
More sleep & weight: While numerous side-effects are possible with mirtazepine (remeron), as with all other antidepressants, by far the most common issues are sedation/sleepiness, and weight gain. These are so common that prescribers generally count on them -- as in using this medication when insomnia and lack of appetite accompany depression. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Stay away: As you can notice these are non-fda approved herbal supplements so we don't know what can happen with them. Experience from other similar supplements, i can say that many of them use unscientific methods sometimes they can contain dangerous contaminants like steroids in them. It is better to stay away from them . Ref: herbal medicine in the United States: review of efficacy, safety, and regulation. ...Read more
Relates to beliefs: There are many claims made that certain teas can 'detoxify' and cleanse various organs of the body. There is no well done research that confirms or denies this. So, it really comes down to one's belief about whether or not something will help them feel healthier. Trust in the source of info can go a lot further than the product itself. I'm not aware of any significant side effects of teas. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lexapro (escitalopram) side effects: Common Lexapro (escitalopram) side effects may include: drowsiness, tired feeling; sleep problems (insomnia); mild nausea, gas, heartburn, upset stomach, constipation; weight changes; decreased sex drive, impotence, or difficulty having an orgasm; or increased sweating. Source: www.Drugs.Com best wishes. ...Read more
Yes they can...: Herbal drugs are not harmless like people commonly think. Most of them can cause side effects and also interact with other medications or foods as any other drug could. If you are planning on starting one please always consult with your doctor first. ...Read more
These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Is this a bad thing? I bought otc Ginkgo Biloba yesterday and I read side effects online. Safe?
Not useful: What do you expect to achieve by taking untested medications? The best it will do is lighten your wallet. These "drugs" have not been evaluated, are not standardized, have not been shown to treat any illness. These may interfere with medication you may be taking. Do not take any herbals, supplements, over the counter drugs without consulting your doctor. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
29/male 215lbs. Want to take Ginkgo supplement. What is safe dose? I am otherwise healthy and only medication is prozak 40mg daily. Will there be any side effects?
There can be: As removing a testicle can affect fertility and hormonal issues - it can lead to hypogonadism or low testosterone(which can affect libido, muscle mass, energy levels, etc). But the possible adverse effects are weighed against the reasons for needing an orchiectomy(testicle removal). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does the medicine from the iontophores patch stay in body once the patch is removed? Can there be possible side effects once patch is removed?
For a short time: Iontophoresis patches are used for acute soft tissue injuries to help focus the administration of medication right to where it is needed in the body. The medicine does not linger in these areas for a long time. Not more than if the medication was taken by mouth. The side effects that have been noted after the patch is removed are mostly related to possible skin irritation. ...Read more
Really nothing: If your operation goes well. And laparoscopic cholecystectomy almost always go well, with discharge same day or following day. You will have minimal incisional pain for a few days. A small percentage of patients will have colicky pain for a few weeks, but these go away too as your body adjusts. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Is it healthy to have only 1 tonsil? I had one removed 2 years ago. Any side effects to having just 1 tonsil?
Not healthy but: Won't hurt. You should be fine.Get a more detailed answer ›
See ENT: That a bit of a very specific and open question, please discuss with an ENT/ Otolaryngologist doctor - your specific problem and surgical history will be very important in the response ...Read more
Herbs, weight lost: This herbal extract is being utilized to assist with weight loss. It is usually safe for most people if used for 12 weeks or less. There are no reported major adverse effects. At times it may cause nausea, stomach cramps, loose bowel movements and headaches. Do not use if breast-feeding or pregnant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the benefits of lemon balm extracts? How is it supposed to be taken and are there any side effects?
Can norplant (levonorgestrel) cause long term side effects or permanent medical problems years after it has been removed?
Limited data: Since the extract dose contain small amounts of caffeine one could suffer the same side effects that others note from caffeine intake. Additionally, the chlorogenic acid which is one of the major chemicals in the extract, may also play a laxative role(as it is found in prunes too) and lead to some diarrhea. Overall very limited data is available in this regards. Best of luck. ...Read more
Very few, if any: Short term (2 weeks): pain from recovery from surgery. Long-term (more than 2 weeks): 1 in 10 people will notice if they eat fatty foods (especially restaurant foods --usually >50% fat), they will need to urgently moved their bowels with loose stool within 20 minutes. Not everyone experiences this, and those that do often find that it improves as the body adapts to the lack of the gallbladder. ...Read more
If gb is removed for a 21 yrs girl, will the liver compensate ? Will there be any other complications/side effects ? Please elucidate.
GB stores, not make : Bile is made in liver, stored in gb, travels down ducts into small bowel. Bile is a digestive detergent. Can live quite well, for a full lifetime without gb. Can digest food just fine in great majority if cases. Some may have diarrhea for some while after surgery, usually decreases with time. Talk with doc. ...Read more
Irregular bleeding: You may experience some irregular bleeding. Ovulation resumes pretty quickly after removing the implant, so if you are not wanting pregnancy, you should consider birth control. If you are wanting pregnancy, wait until you have two normal periods before you start trying, to make sure you have a healthy uterine lining for implantation. ...Read more
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