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Where to find answers to medication side effects questions?

Epocrates: Epocrates is a reliable, current site for information about all prescription medications. If you believe you have side effects from a prescription medication you are taking, call your doctor and discuss it with him or her. Side effects may be very serious, minor, may go away with time, and so on. Talk to your treating physician. ...Read more

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Chronic pain medication side effects ?

Chronic pain medication side effects  ?

Any specific group?: There are many different chronic pain medicines, and each one has advantages, side effects and risks. Some types of pain respond better to certain medicines than others. Any specific group (TCA, AED, Opioids)? ...Read more

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Yuck on flagyl! medication side effects (vomiting)?

Yuck on flagyl! medication side effects (vomiting)?

Alcohol use?: Though nausea is a common side effect of Flagyl (metronidazole), severe vomiting is not. However, if you take Flagyl and also consume alcohol, there is an interaction between the Flagyl and the alcohol that can lead to severe nausea, vomiting, headache and flushing of the skin. ...Read more

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What are some herbal remedies to counteract the sexual side effects of medication?

What are some herbal remedies to counteract the sexual side effects of medication?

Unobtainium: C'mon, you know it depends on 3 things. The medication, the side effect, and what do you think is the third and most important? You're 100% correct. The individual. And you know the next step?Yep! a heart to heart with that caring, wise doctor who prescribed that med. ...Read more

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Chronic pain medication side effects, after getting prescribed tramadol and codeine. Is it normal to feel 'hung over' the day after taking them?

Chronic pain medication side effects, after getting prescribed tramadol and codeine. Is it normal to feel 'hung over' the day after taking them?

It is normal: Opioids just make some people feel that way. Much like alcohol, it's dehydration that causes most of the opiate hangover symptoms. They opioids have serious side effects if you don't use them correctly. Ask your physician for more information. ...Read more

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What is a good website to check medication side effects?

Epocrates: Epocrates has been around for many years, and gives excellent information about all prescription medications, including side effects. Search epocrates, click on their web site, set up an account, and go from there. Physicians use this information every day for treating their patients. It is reliable. ...Read more

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How can I get migraine and migraine medication side effects to ease?

How can I get migraine and migraine medication side effects to ease?

Depends: Best way to ease side effects is stop med. If has not helped with ha, don't take. There are many options for treatment of migraines. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Are tics that are caused by medication side effects also called tourette's syndrome?

Are tics that are caused by medication side effects also called tourette's syndrome?

Depends: Many children who will develop tourette syndrome (ts) may first seem to have "typical" symptoms of adhd at age 6 or younger, which may result in their receiving stimulants. The average age of diagnosis of ts is about 8 years. Stimulants can unmask tics, so it may look like they are the cause. If vocal and motor tics continue even when the stimulant is stopped or start later, it is still ts. ...Read more

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I have ADHD and the medication side effects are beggining to give me tics/tourrettes. Should i stop?

I have ADHD and the medication side effects are beggining to give me tics/tourrettes. Should i stop?

Discuss with doctor: Many of the stimulant medications can exacerbate tics. Some of the other medications used for adhd also treat tics. It is important to discuss with you treating physician as options would include switching the medication, adding another medication, or stopping the medication. ...Read more

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How long do medication side effects generally start?

How long do medication side effects generally start?

Depends: That depends on the illness and medication. It can happen immediately or take many years. Some side effects never occur in an individual. This question can't be answered so generally. ...Read more

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How long does it take for medication side effects to subside?

How long does it take for medication side effects to subside?

Depends on the half: life of the medicine, some meds last longer in the body ,some fat soluble meds stay in fat cells for days to weeks, usually most meds clears in 3-4 days ,most meds ...Read more

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What medication is recommended for mild OCD? Which one got less side effects? Is there any herbal/nature medication for OCD?

What medication is recommended for mild OCD? Which one got less side effects? Is there any herbal/nature medication for OCD?

Medication could be worse than the problem: . There are many psychotropic medications which could help with OCD. Unfortunately the side effects are numerous and it really depends on the patient. Perhaps you could try some relaxation therapy such as yoga or massage to help you overall relax. ...Read more

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Friend diagnosed w bipolar started taking lamictal a couple weeks ago. Any insight into medication/side effects?

Friend diagnosed w bipolar started taking lamictal a couple weeks ago. Any insight into medication/side effects?

Rash: Main one is a bad rash that can be avoided by starting on a low dose and increasing slow according to directions if you miss a day you have to start over--most pts like it no sedation or wt gain. ...Read more

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How risky is protopic used around eyes area for eczema. Worried about the lymphoma risk listed in medication side effects.

How risky is protopic used around eyes area for eczema.  Worried about the lymphoma risk listed in medication side effects.

No lymphoma risk: More recent studies fail to associate protopic with lymphoma. Tacrolimus orally in large doses permits organ transplants with some risks including lymphoma. FDA sometimes will err on the side of the most miniscule risks, otherwise known as CYA. ...Read more

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Do I have medication side effects or something worse? Been feeling dizzy, unable to concentrate, sleepy all day and flushed for a week - prometrium (micronized progesterone)

Do I have medication side effects or something worse? Been feeling dizzy, unable to concentrate, sleepy all day and flushed for a week -  prometrium (micronized progesterone)

Let me help you: While most women have no problems with prometrium, (micronized progesterone) side effects may occur during treatment. The most common side effects include dizziness, headaches, and cramping. Potentially dangerous side effects are also possible. If you develop any of these serious side effects of prometrium, (micronized progesterone) such as migraines or yellowing of the skin, contact your healthcare provider right away. ...Read more

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Went to ER thought tetanus dr said not the case stiffness in neck and jaw and muscle spasms all over. Doctor said probably related to medication side effects does this sound accurate?

Went to ER thought tetanus dr said not the case stiffness in neck and jaw and muscle spasms all over. Doctor said probably related to medication side effects does this sound accurate?

Yes: ...I am assuming the doctor did a good history and that you have had tetanus vaccine in the recent past, that you did not receive a deep dirty wound, and that medications you are taking could explain your symptoms. ...Read more

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