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Is it possible that imiquimod can have unforeseen adverse effects?

Is it possible that imiquimod can have unforeseen adverse effects?

Yes: It is a pregnancy category c drug. This means there are no definitive studies in humans or there is a suggestion of possible negative effects through animal studies or observational studies. Like all drugs, don't use unless you need to. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Imiquimod (Definition)

There is limited data on the safety of imiquimod in pregnancy, while it doesn't appear to have negative effects on the baby, other treatments ...Read more


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What is adverse effects of having a pacemaker in the long term? Can it be prevented?

What is adverse effects of having a pacemaker in the long term? Can it be prevented?

No adverse effects,,: except battery will have to be changed in a number of years,which requires minor surgery. And no MRI's can be done in future. ...Read more

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Are there any long lasting side effects to an overdose of Divalproex(depakote) or Venlafaxine(effexor)? Provided that death does not occur.

Are there any long lasting side effects to an overdose of Divalproex(depakote) or Venlafaxine(effexor)?  Provided that death does not occur.

Should resolve: But what prompts your question? Did YOU overdose? If so, once all is destabilized, you should have no lasting damage. But discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it possible for vaccinations to lead to any brain side effects?

Is it possible for vaccinations to lead to any brain side effects?

Rarely if ever: Before 1992 the DPT vaccine was well known for irritability, high fever & occasional fevers. The mmrv combo shot has been linked to high fever & occasional seizures in 1 yo's . That said, the newer dtap vaccine eliminated the side effects while improving the vaccine & physicians rarely give the mmrv to 1yo any more. The listed brain effects were temporary but led to realistic changes in use. ...Read more

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Is it possible that a very bad headache be a side effects to these vaccnations?

Is it possible that a very bad headache be a side effects to these vaccnations?

Generally yes: But what vaccinations. Vaccinations set up a response in the body and there can be serious symptoms. ...Read more

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I heard that the new rotavirus vaccine for infants should not be given because of possible side effects. Is that true? What is the danger?

I heard that the new rotavirus vaccine for infants should not be given because of possible side effects. Is that true? What is the danger?

No: The same experts who put the vaccines on hold ultimately determined they are safe and effective. In my mind, that's a highly reassuring mark of integrity. Rotavirus used to be a "season" on the pediatric ward--bed after miserable bed of febrile, dehydrated infants on IV fluids for profuse vomiting and explosive diarrhea. There's no cure, but these vaccines basically took rota off the map. ...Read more

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Why there is no medicine to stop progression of ild without side effects ?Whats the best that can be done.Death can be avoided completely?

Difficult to Dx & Rx: Medical science is struggling to identify the cause of certain ild's and hence they, in general, are a difficult group to treat. Though some ild's respond very well to treatment. ...Read more

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Does ethanol have anticonvulsant effects and can it hypothetically be used for that purpose?

Does ethanol have anticonvulsant effects and can it hypothetically be used for that purpose?

No: Ethanol and all alcohols are central nervous system depressants not medications. Using alcohol to excess will lead to impairment of brain functions and in more serious cases may even result in death. ...Read more

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Read that anti-depressants can cause hems because of side effects like diarrhea. Is this true? How long would diarrhea epis have to be to cause them?

Unlikely: Older antidepressants were perhaps a smidgeon likely to cause them due to constipation if left untreated. Thirty years in psychiatry and i've never encountered or read about this. The diarrhea would have to be a near non-stop flood and the patient negligent in reporting the problem and getting the diarrhea treated. It never ceases to amaze me how many people blame their meds for every ailment. ...Read more

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Is there any medication for allergies that doesn't have drowsiness as a side effect?

Is there any medication for allergies that doesn't have drowsiness as a side effect?

Allergy Meds nondrow: Yes Allegra and claritinclarinex , and xyzal (levocetirizine) are supposed to be non drowsy in recommended dose, zyrtec can be a little sedative. ...Read more

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How safe is artefill? I've heard that artefill can cause serious problems, including infection, even years after injection. Is that right? .

How safe is artefill? I've heard that artefill can cause serious problems, including infection, even years after injection. Is that right?

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Artefill : Artefill can cause delayed problems. The most common is granulomas, a chronic inflammation that can lead to lumps and ulceration. Artefill contains bovine collagen (from cows) and small spheres of polymethyl methacrylate or pmma. Also known as plexiglass or lucite. It is an acrylic glass, a transparent thermoplastic, often used as a lightweight and shatter-resistant alternative to glass. The collagen is absorbed, the pmma is not. It causes a mild irritation that encourages the body to form its own collagen. For people it is too stimulating and a granuloma can result. The artefill site has more information under the "what is artefill?" tab, with subtabs: "about artefill", "safety information" and "frequently asked questions". This cannot substitute for an in person consultation with an experienced physician injector. ...Read more

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Mild rash is listed as side effect in benzonanate. I had very mild rash, but how to know if this IS side effect or allergy to the drug?

Mild rash is listed as side effect in benzonanate. I had very mild rash, but how to know if this IS side effect or allergy to the drug?

No test avail: Can't diagnose specifically in this forum, but, in general, I've prescribed benzonatate since it came out and haven't seen anyone experience rash from it. Must be pretty rare. Does cause numbness if held in mouth too long (topical anesthetic). Hope that helps. Bug the one who prescribed it for you. Pharmacist who filled it also a good resource, especially if at an independent pharmacy (my choice!) ...Read more

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Are viagra (sildenafil) side effects guaranteed to occur and can you sleep off the side effects after sex so it won't be as painful?

Are viagra (sildenafil) side effects guaranteed to occur and can you sleep off the side effects after sex so it won't be as painful?

No guarantees.: Side effects are not guaranteed. Certainly may sleep right through them if they are not severe. I assume you mean headache? You seem somewhat young to require sildenafil. I wonder if a half tablet would still be effective and not give you headache. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have major cardiac side effects after a chemical stress test?

Is it possible to have major cardiac side effects after a chemical stress test?

Yes: Can precipitate an ischemic event , if stress relates in decreased coronary flow during maximum stress. ...Read more

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How well tolerated is Claritin (loratadine) reditabs. Are there any serious side effects that would include breathing problems ? How rare is it

How well tolerated is Claritin (loratadine) reditabs. Are there any serious side effects that would include breathing problems ? How rare is it

Well tolerated: Claritin reditabs (loratadine) is an over-the-counter newer generation antihistamine that is usually very well tolerated. Difficulty breathing should not be a side effect of this medication and if it is, that would be unusually rare. Since Claritin is used to treat allergies and allergies frequently co-exist with asthma, it is always a good idea to consider the asthma diagnosis with your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Byron Hapner
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Aldara (Definition)

Aldara is a topical anti-viral agent which is a ...Read more