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Is It Possible That Imiquimod Can Have Unforeseen Adverse Effects
Are there any long lasting side effects to an overdose of Divalproex(depakote) or Venlafaxine(effexor)? Provided that death does not occur.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Is it possible there is anything that can give the antidepressant effects of ketamine without the high?
Ketamine: There is much research going on now to find that out. ...Read more
Is it safe to be taking aspirin to prevent heart attack?Patient has pacemaker.Is there any side effects like gastrointestinal disorder?Thank you
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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
Is it possible to mistake symptoms as from a serious illness but they are actually side effects from medications?
Yes: You need to discuss your symptoms with the provider who prescribed your medications ...Read more
How safe is artefill? I've heard that artefill can cause serious problems, including infection, even years after injection. Is that right?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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