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Black box warning Zoloft (sertraline) effects to wear off?

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Black box warning Zoloft (sertraline) effects to wear off?

Zoloft (sertraline): Warning exists while taking the medication.

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Would taking applied nutrition's greentea fat burner for several months be harmful? Their label warns of birth defects and reproductive harm.

Would taking applied nutrition's greentea fat burner for several months be harmful? Their label warns of birth defects and reproductive harm.

May be harmful in : More ways than one. In addition to the listed risks , it may have other harmful side effects. Equally importantly, it will not do you any good other than lightening your wallet. ...Read more

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Is there a black box warning re: taking sulfa drugs with Paxil (paroxetine) cr?

Is there a black box warning re: taking sulfa drugs with Paxil (paroxetine) cr?

No black box warning: No "black box warning" about sulfa drugs with paxil (paroxetine). It can inhibit many of the liver isoenzymes that metabolize other drugs, but there isn't a problem with sulfa drugs. ...Read more

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What are warnings for celandine supplements?

What are  warnings for celandine supplements?

Celandine: When given orally in material quantities, greater celandine has been implicated in more than a dozen cases of hepatitis. This seems to depend on the dose. The time between use and the appearance of hepatitis varies. Topically, greater celandine can cause contact dermatitis. Homeopathic preparations of this herb do not cause these issues -- this would be the remedy named chelidonium. ...Read more

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I was wondering did risperdal's manufacturer provide insufficient warning labels regarding its adverse effects?

I was wondering did risperdal's manufacturer provide insufficient warning labels regarding its adverse effects?

They did provide: Medication side effects are supposed to be revealed by the drug developer. However, it may take several years of use in real life settings before certain side effects are fully appreciated, evaluated and understood. ...Read more

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Hello, I heard about Oriflame products. I want to know is their any side effects to use these products as these products contains chemical.?? Thanks

Hello,
I heard about Oriflame products. I want to know is their any side effects to use these products as these products contains chemical.??
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No more: than any other brand of beauty products I would be somewhat careful since I am not sure these products are FDA approved!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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I hear many warnings on commercials about conflicts with ssris and other drugs, does that mean that ssris are unsafe?

I hear many warnings on commercials about conflicts with ssris and other drugs, does that mean that ssris are unsafe?

SSRI's: These anti-depressants are generally safe but need to managed by a competent physician who understands the interaction with other medications you may be taking. Also your pharmacist has a list of interactions he or she can make you aware of. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Clarifying allergy ALL NSAIDs, need safe topical. Some natural ings act as NSAIDs. Is Topricin safe? Ingredients on topricin.com, tab in prod desc.

Clarifying allergy ALL NSAIDs, need safe topical. Some natural ings act as NSAIDs. Is Topricin safe? Ingredients on topricin.com, tab in prod desc.

Depends: Since you did not mention nasal or sinus polyps, I presume that you do not have Aspirin exacerbated respiratory disease in which patients would react to all NSAIDs except Celebrex (celecoxib). There has been no study on whether topical NSAIDs would trigger systemic symptoms and thus the answer is unknown. It appears to me that you need a good neurologic and orthopedic evaluation. ...Read more

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Safety and side effects of mixing certain perscription drugs with guanfacine?

Safety and side effects of mixing certain perscription drugs with guanfacine?

Ask pharmacist: This cannot be answered well without knowing which prescription drugs you are talking about. www.drugs.com is a helpful website and you can also ask a pharmacist to see what drugs are not compatible when taken together. In general it is not wise to "mix" drugs. ...Read more

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What are the warnings for using lutein supplements?

What are the warnings for using  lutein supplements?

None: Lutein supplements are given as an adjunct for the support of the health of the macula. This is largely theoretical but there is a large nih study underway currently to study this particular substance. Since the fda does not regulate health store supplements, if you feel lutein is of value, get them from a source from a major pharmaceutical company like alcon or bausch and lom. ...Read more

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Any DETRIMENTAL EFFECTS of long term (TOPICAL) isotretinoin/erythromtcin use on the skin? Like premature aging? Been using it on/off 11 yrs for acne.

I have never heard: of topical isotretinoin(that is accutane) do you mean tretinoin (or retin A)? Topical retinoic acid will not hurt and can help as it stimulates new collagen and thickens the epidermis. Topcial erythromycin is just a topical antibiotic. It won't age your skin but may stop working. Hope that helps ...Read more

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Is the federal drug administration fda guilty of neglect for all these antiinglammatory drugs?

Is the federal drug administration fda guilty of neglect for all these antiinglammatory drugs?

All relative: Compared to other products that fda is not doing much to control, i would say people who worry about anti-inflammatories are barking up the wrong tree. Have you looked at the wild claims herbal supplements make on rows upon rows of store shelves recently? There are all kinds of joint, sex, brain, liver health promoting products. Are they as safe as anti-inflammatories? Fda has no data and no idea. ...Read more

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Are there any permanant side effects for aldara (imiquimod) cream (hpv). Lupus etc is writing in many forums on the net.

Are there any permanant side effects for aldara (imiquimod) cream (hpv). Lupus etc is writing in many forums on the net.

Minimal: This complication has not been reported in any of the controlled studies of aldara (imiquimod). Drug induced lupus may occur with as many as 60 some odd compounds used, but almost always responds to withdrawal of the medication. This is a very safe therapy in general. ...Read more

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Almost all Asian bb creams contain arbutin nowadays. I'm currently breastfeeding. Is it safe for me and my baby to use products that contain arbutin?

Almost all Asian bb creams contain arbutin nowadays. I'm currently breastfeeding. Is it safe for me and my baby to use products that contain arbutin?

Avoid it: Arbutin is glucosylated hydroquinone, [5] and may carry similar cancer risks, [6] although there are also claims that arbutin reduces cancer risk.[7] the german institute of food research in potsdam found that intestinal bacteria can transform arbutin into hydroquinone, which creates an environment favorable for intestinal cancer. ...Read more

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Dark spot corrector from poactive, safe to use while 6 months pregnant? Ingredients: octyldodecanol, cyclopentasiloxane, hexylene glycol, glycolic acid..

Dark spot corrector from poactive, safe to use while 6 months pregnant? Ingredients: octyldodecanol, cyclopentasiloxane, hexylene glycol, glycolic acid..

Why take the chance?: My standard advice for all pregnant women is take or apply medicines only when necessary - and then only if your obstetrician okays it. Dark spots are a cosmetic issue; why not wait until you have the baby - at which time the dark spots may very well fade on their own, as they often do. ...Read more

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What are warnings for suma supplements?

What are  warnings for suma supplements?

Pregnancy: Pregnancy and breast feeding should not take suma since not enough is known about its use duing these conditions. Suma can cause asthma symptoms if the root powder is inhaled. ...Read more

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What is hydroquinone used for?

What is hydroquinone used for?

Bleaching cream: Hydroquinone is a bleaching agent. It's used for getting rid of hyperpigmentation, such as melasma, sun-damage spots, etc. ...Read more

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If anyone has used lustra (hydroquinone)?

If anyone has used lustra (hydroquinone)?

Yes: For pigmented spots, usually for face. It's a bleaching cream. ...Read more

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What are the harmful effects of hydroquinone?

Color: Overuse can actually cause non reversible darkening. There have been rumors of carcinogenesis, but doubt are true and no literature to support. ...Read more

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What will happen if you stop using hydroquinone?

What will happen if you stop using hydroquinone?

Breaks are recommend: HQ works to prevent production of melanin in a specific area. It is not a good idea to use it constantly I limit my patients to 12 weeks on and 12 weeks off. When removed in a short time you will be able to produce melanin again ...Read more

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Is hydroquinone really dangerous so it was banned ?

Is hydroquinone really dangerous so it was banned ?

Only OTC: Only over-the-counter preparations of hydroquinone were banned. This was due to concerns about it being a potential carcinogen. As far as i'm aware it is still available by prescription in the us. ...Read more

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Is hydroquinone safe? Could it be used most oftthe time?

Is hydroquinone safe? Could it be used most oftthe time?

Yes: It is safe if you know you aren't allergic to it. Before using it on a larger area of skin, test it on a small inconspicuous patch of skin first to make sure you don't turn bright red, or painful, or itchy, or blistering.Be careful not to get it in your eyes, or on the inside of your nose or mouth and be careful in the sun or when using tanning beds as it makes your skin more sensitive to the sun ...Read more

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What do I need to know about starting lustra (hydroquinone)?

What do I need to know about starting lustra (hydroquinone)?

Hydroquinone: Lustra is a type of topical skin bleaching agent that contains hydroquinone. Hydroquinone has been used for years to bleach out darks spots on the skin (usually the face). Some people are voicing concern that hydroquinone may have long-term safety issues. Therefore, the use of hydroquinone for skin bleaching has been used less and less over the past couple years. ...Read more

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Does hydroquinone reduce darkness due to jockitch? How much time does it take?

Does hydroquinone reduce darkness due to jockitch? How much time does it take?

Perhaps, takes month: Postinflammatory hyperpigmentation, or darkness after inflammation such as from jock itch (tinea infection) can take months to disappear. Hydroquinone might shorten that time, but can also cause irritation so isn't recommended. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if i only use hydroquinone on my back, will i be safe from it darkening?

Can you tell me if i only use hydroquinone on my back, will i be safe from it darkening?

I don't find that HQ: alone works well, and it seems to work better when combine with hydroxy acids or retinoids ...Read more

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Hi. I've been using 2% hydroquinone for 2m consistently and the last 2m only occasionally. First time, but worried about developing resistance. Likely?

Hi. I've been using 2% hydroquinone for 2m consistently and the last 2m only occasionally. First time, but worried about developing resistance. Likely?

Prevention is key: Resistance to topical hydroquinone is unlikely, but pigmentation problems will return if you do not adopt an appropriate prevention strategy including vigilant use of sun block and use of hats to prevent further sun exposure. ...Read more

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Hydroquinone have side effact, if yes than please tell me what is side effact of it.Can I use it without any medical suggestion.How to apply in my body?

Paradoxic darkening: Hydroquinone is a bleaching agent. It will lighten any skin that it is applied to. The only known side effects are allergy (like everything else) and, if applied at a strength greater than 4%, the possibility of paradoxical darkening of the treated skin. Apply it once a day, at bedtime, to the darkened skin. ...Read more

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is hydroquinone safe for skin ?

 is hydroquinone safe for skin ?

Safe is a relative term.: The medication does cause cancer in mice. I would be a bit apprehensive if using this medication if you become pregnant. Unfortunately there's not a study that says it is safe if you're pregnant. It is frequently used over-the-counter and a 2% concentration but the 4% concentration which is felt to be most effective for smoothing the discolorations of the skin is a prescription item. ...Read more

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Hydroquinone side effects serious?

Irritation: Used properly it should be limited to irritation. Overuse could rarely cause systemic effects. ...Read more

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Does hydroquinone remove stretch mark?

Does hydroquinone remove stretch mark?

Unfortunately not: While topical hydroquinone may lighten abnormally darkened areas of skin in and around stretch marks, the drug itself will not remove the stretch mark. ...Read more

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Is hydroquinone safe for skin decoration?

Is hydroquinone safe for skin decoration?

Sun block is key: Skin lighteners such as kojic acid, hydroquinone, and plant extracts should only be used if proper sun protection is used. Over the counter products are safe and generally contain 2% kojic acid which limit their effectiveness. They work by blocking the production of melanin which is the natural pigment in the skin cells. Always check with a dermatologist to make sure there are no contraindications. ...Read more

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Is hydroquinone safe to apply to the skin?

Is hydroquinone safe to apply to the skin?

It's usually safe: For the most part, hydroquinone is safe for the skin. Unfortunately, there is a small percentage of patients who can react to hydroquinone. The most common reaction is redness/irritation. Additionally, we do not recommend that patients use hydroquinone consistently more than 3 or 4 months because there is an extremely rare side effect of skin darkening. We don't recommend use during pregnancy. ...Read more

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