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Doctor insights on: How Do You Stave Off The Bad Side Effects Of Biologic Drugs

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How do you stave off the bad side effects of biologic drugs?

Be selective: Use only drugs that you need. Use the lowest amount of med necessary to control/cure your problem. Learn about the possible side effects of the drugs. With time, the drug will be clear from the body and the side effects should go away (if reversible). ...Read more

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How long do the side effects of lamictal last if you start getting some side effects?

How long do the side effects of lamictal last if you start getting some side effects?

A few days: You should always decrease dose of anti-seizure meds gradually. When you do so side effects if dose related should not last more than a few days. ...Read more

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How can we keep ourself away from the side effects of duphaston like weight gain?

How can we keep ourself away from the side effects of duphaston like weight gain?

Duphaston: What are the side effects you have? If you have weight gain please see a nurse specialist to help you. Please let me know how things go. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of coming off of prozac (fluoxetine)? How long do they last?

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What are the side effects of coming off of prozac (fluoxetine)? How long do they last?

Prozac (fluoxetine): Prozac (fluoxetine) has long half-life, but some withdrawal can still occur within 3-7 days of discontinuing the medication. Can last average of 1 week. Refer to my previous answer on Prozac (fluoxetine) Discontinuation. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of snorting the drug ice? What all does it do to the body & mind?

What are the side effects of snorting the drug ice? What all does it do to the body & mind?

Crystal Meth: Snorting crystal meth can damage your nasal septum. It's a stimulant that increases heart rate, breathing, and temperature as well as feelings of euphoria, excitement, alertness, confidence, increased libido, energy and strength. It can also cause strokes and heart attacks; severe headaches; high anxiety; paranoia and panic attacks. Regular users may develop psychosis. Very addictive stuff. ...Read more

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How do you avoid or reduce the side effects of antiepileptic drugs?

How do you avoid or reduce the side effects of antiepileptic drugs?

See below: Follow your doctor's advise. Routine testing will detect side effect early. Not everybody gets side effect mentioned in the literature. Side effects are weighted against advantage. Each anti epileptic is different for side effect to an individual. ...Read more

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Does Paxil (paroxetine) side effect effects you sexually ability to perfom in the bed and how could you reverse the effects?

Does Paxil (paroxetine) side effect effects you sexually ability to perfom in the bed and how could you reverse the effects?

It can: I agree with the other doctors. However, i would be careful about switching your medication, because it depends what it is being used for. Wellbutrin is not known to cause this problem; viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) is another good option. The literature suggests that meds like viagra can help both men and women with anorgasmia. You should talk to your doc first, because wellbutrin can make other things worse. ...Read more

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No matter how i try wean off my anti- depressants the side effects are terrible. Similar to electric shocks in my head and body. Any advice?

No matter how i try wean off my anti- depressants the side effects are terrible. Similar to electric shocks in my head and body. Any advice?

Ultraslow tapers: One strategy is to taper super slow. Example: you are on a medication dose of 100 mg once per day & medication only comes as 50 mg and 100 mg pills, rather than going from 100 mg to 50 mg, go every other day 100 mg & 50 mg. If too fast, you could take 100 mg mon, tues, wed, fri, sat & 50 mg on sun & thurs. If that works, replace one of the 100 mg with 50 mg next week etc until only on 50 mg daily. ...Read more

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If I stop Venlafaxine today, how long would it take the body/brain to get rid of all the substance and side effects?

If I stop Venlafaxine today, how long would it take the body/brain to get rid of all the substance and side effects?

Weeks: it might take at least tow weeks before you noticed any changes in the complication or side effect usually it take 2-3 weeks to be effective when you start taking the medicine this kind of medicine it take a while to reach a level in the blood to be therapeutic or effective and it take similar time for the effect to go away i hope that answer your question good luck thank you for using health tap ...Read more

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How can I see the long-term efficacy (and any side effects) of propranolol and related drugs? Are they safe over the long term? How to be sure?

How can I see the long-term efficacy (and any side effects) of propranolol and related drugs? Are they safe over the long term? How to be sure?

drugs.com, webmd: Propranalol has been available for many years and there is data on long term safety and side effects. Efficacy depend on you and why you were prescribed this medicine. You and your health care provider determine that. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of vicodin and how long do they last after your dose?

What are the side effects of vicodin and how long do they last after your dose?

See below: Nausea, vomiting, constipation, feeling sleepy. They will in general get better over time. They last as long as the medicine is in your system ( 4-6 hours). ...Read more