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Dr. Arthur Balin
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Side Effect (Definition)

In medicine, a side effect is an effect, whether therapeutic or adverse, that is secondary to the one intended; although the term is predominantly employed to describe adverse effects, it can also apply to beneficial, but unintended, consequences of the ...Read more


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I'm curious. How common is Nystagmus with Trileptal? I take 150mg a day. Does drug induced Nystagmus resolve with discontinuation of the med?

With overdose: Lamotrigine induced nystagmus has been reported with toxic levels. Your daily dose is of normal range but it is possible you were titrated up too quickly. You need to be weaned off the drug safely and I recommend calling your prescribing physician as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I'm curious. How common is nystagmus? Also can ritalin (methylphenidate) cause it? What's the chance of it going away if nystagmus is acquired?

I'm curious. How common is nystagmus? Also can ritalin (methylphenidate) cause it? What's the chance of it going away if nystagmus is acquired?

Ritalin (methylphenidate): Drugs.Com listed these possible ocular side effects: "visual disturbances, mydriasis, difficulties with accommodation, diplopia, and blurring of vision." i did not see nystagmus specifically listed. ...Read more

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Spinning when rolling over in bed to left side-lasts several seconds.negative for crystals/nystagmus+vestibular tests all negative.What could it be?

Spinning when rolling over in bed to left side-lasts several seconds.negative for crystals/nystagmus+vestibular  tests all negative.What could it be?

Benign positional: vertigo, which may be related to issues other than inner ear. I suggest a trial of meclizine and prednisone- ask your physician about this regimen. try taking Benadryl at bedtime. Get a comprehensive medical examination including blood and urine analysis. ...Read more

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I had a neuroblastoma as an infant, what are the side effects as an adult from the cancer and chemo?

I had a neuroblastoma as an infant, what are the side effects as an adult from the cancer and chemo?

Chronic problems: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmc2728747/ this report will tell you and your doctor everything. You have a higher chance of chronic problems with your hormones, bones, muscles, and nervous system. You also have a higher chance of getting another cancer during your life. And just remember you survived bad cancer and tough treatment at a very young age, so it was worth it! ...Read more

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Had epley for R. side BPPV this morning. Did twice. 1st time nystagus seen. Second time no nystagmus but horrible spinning sitting up. Normal?

Epley & bpv: Nystagmus and the sense of spinning are common to bpv, and may be exacerbated by the epley manuever. It may help you to do the exercises more slowly next time. Good luck! ...Read more

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How common is neuroblastoma?

How common is neuroblastoma?

Relatively common: Childhood cancer is rare. That being said, neuroblastoma makes up 8-10% of childhood cancer, and is the most common cancer in infants. About 700 children are diagnosed with neuroblastoma in the us each year. ...Read more

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Is neuroblastoma common in teenagers?

Is neuroblastoma common in teenagers?

Rare.: Neuroblastoma is very rare in teenagers and is typically more difficult to treat than younger children with the disease. It is essential for a teenager diagnosed with neuroblastoma be treated at an academic medical center. In addition, because of the rarity, nationally recognized experts in neuroblastoma should be consulted by the local physician if needed. ...Read more

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How common is it to survive neuroblastoma?

Depends: It depends on the stage and the age at the time of diagnosis and treatment. Survival can be as high as 80-90%. It will of course go down if untreated or if tumor is poorly differentiated or metastatic or if patient is older than one year of age. ...Read more

Dr. Troy Reyna
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Neuroblastoma (Definition)

Neuroblastoma originate from neural crest cells that normally give rise to the adrenal medulla and sympathetic ganglia ,,they are believed to be congenital in origin ,and most common ...Read more


Dr. Kenneth Adams
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Nystagmus (Definition)

Nystagmus is a condition in which a person's eyeballs jiggle back and forth. The rhythmic jiggling can be present at birth (congenital nystagmus) or it can begin later due to a brain ...Read more