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How Do Seizure Medications Cause Osteoporosis
Seizures (Uncontrollable Jerking Of Limbs) (Definition)
A seizure is a symptom in which a person has a convulsion or epileptic attack, usually involving jerking movements of the head, limbs, and rest of the body. It represents abnormal brain function, and can be caused by fever (mainly in young children), by brain infections or tumors, by drug abuse or overdoses, by chemical imbalances, sleep deprivation, etc. ...Read more
Block h2 recepters: Simply causes carbohydrate craving.Get a more detailed answer ›
Good question: They just do - sometimes. We can sound erudite with eloquent explanations. But no one really knows. Many years ago one lab had huge success with many agents as long as they were suspended in a certain solvent. It turned out the solvent was valproic acid. When they realized it was the actual active agent, it was refined and marketed as depakote. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many RA drugs can cause osteoporosis, as well as lack of activity. There are drugs to prevent this!what RA drugs cuz osteoporosis and what to prevent?
Some is true: Corticosteroids including Prednisone or Prednisolone can cause loss of bone density. There are medications that can cause osteoporosis which we call giop glucocorticoid induced osteoporosis. The medications do not necessarily slow you down. Your rheumatologist can clarify the for your own condition. The who has included RA as a risk factor for osteoporosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hypothyroidism: is one of the leading medical causes of a depressed mood. You have obviously checked with your MD and on meds to boost thyroid function, so now you wait. Your MD will adjust the dose upwards or change the Rx is you do not respond within a reasonable time, but the MD and you will decide how long to wait., because it varies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you tell me how are electorlyte imbalances risk factors for digoxin toxicity (digitalis toxicity)?
Dig tox: read this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digoxin_toxicityGet a more detailed answer ›
Are there any anticonvulsants that consistently do not cause cognitive deficits? I would use for migraine. I can't handle topamax (topiramate).
No: There are some of these agents that will have fewer side affects than others but they all have the potential to produce cognative deficits. In some cases zonisamide, which is very similar to topiramate, will be as effective and carry fewer advrse events. Talk to your doctor about the issues you are having. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How long do you have to be hyperthyroid to suffer the serious side affects? For example osteoporosis, etc.
Can topamax (topiramate) help for other ha's besides miagranes & can this medication cause high blood pressure or any serous problems? I take 2x a day 25mg each
Clusters also: Topamax (topiramate) can also be used to treat cluster headaches. As with any medication side effects are possible. The most common side effects fortopamax are numbness & tingling, fatigue, taste change, weight loss, difficutly with concentration/memory. This if course, is not a complete list. Check the insert that came with your rx for complete list of side effects. Elevated BP is not one of them. ...Read more
Does chronic hypertension cause serious problems in older age like stroke etc. Even after taking medication? How to prevent it?
This is a potential: Adverse event which may occur if there are drug-drug interactions or if the total dosage is too high. In a patient with prior epilepsy, the tramadol could provoke a seizure possibly, if appropriate anti-seizure meds are not available. The usual maximal dose is about 400 mg or less. This can vary, as different folks have varying risk susceptibility. ...Read more
How do you treat persistent severe akathisia like symptoms from Lithium toxicity and withdrawal when benzos and propanolol cause breathing issues?
More info is needed: Are you in a hospital setting?how bad of a lithium intoxication? . A low dose lorazepam 0,5mg po q4-6 hours should help. Not sure what breathing problems u refer to, but you'll be monitored .If you are at home and can't take benzos, try a calming, long bath with calming salts, and lavanda oil. Followed by a long walk. ...Read more
How do snri's help anxiety if they increase norepinphrine ? wouldn't the increase cause more anxiety since high levels of it can cause anxiety ?
Good thoughts!: Right about norepi rise with snri's. Some patients may indeed fell more anxious - however the majority feel less depressed and anxious - if you are experiencing more anxiety speak with your doctor. In fact we do use snri's for treatment of Generalized Anxiety disorder and panic disorder. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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