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Long term effects of curcumin?

Long term effects of curcumin?

Years of use: Turmeric has been used traditionally for a very long time as a food coloring and spice, and for a number of disorders, it us used medicinally and preventatively in some cultures. Long term: possible indigestion, nausea, diarrhea, may cause liver problems, might cause ulcers if you take too much. It can also increase bleeding, so don't use before surgery. It may interact with a number of meds. ...Read more

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Sinemet (Definition)

Sinemet is a dopamine affecting agent which is a kind of anti-Parkinson's drug ...Read more


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Long term side effects of long term opiate abuse ?

Long term side effects of long term opiate abuse ?

Deadly serious: Death from overdose (intentional or unintentional). Infection from sharing needles. Legal consequences and potential violence. Mutual support helps. Consider attending a meeting of narcotics anonymous. ...Read more

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Long term side effects of effexor (venlafaxine)?

Long term side effects of effexor (venlafaxine)?

Effexor (venlafaxine): Effexor (venlafaxine) is used to treat depression and anxiety. The most common are headaches, high blood pressure, chest pain, blureed vision and withdrawals if tapered off too quickly. The best advice is to call your doctor for medical advice about side effects, if concerned. ...Read more

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Long term side effects of anthrax?

Long term side effects of anthrax?

Anthrax: Is usually fatal if not treated right away, it is not a chronic disease. ...Read more

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What are long term effects of opiate use?

What are long term effects of opiate use?

Addiction tolerance: Best to use these medications in the short term only, as prescribed by your physician. Long term pain management should include non-narcotic modalities. Consult a pain specialist. ...Read more

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What are short term and long term effects of bulimia?

What are short term and long term effects of bulimia?

Many: Short term- weight loss, tooth enamel erosion from stomach acid, esophageal ulcers, nuitritional and electrolyte imbalances and skipped periods. Long term- no menses, cardiac irregular heartbeats that could result in cardiac arrest and death and, kidney failure from severe dehydration. ...Read more

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What are the long term effects of taking temazepam?

What are the long term effects of taking temazepam?

Not much to report : Am a psychiatrist and am also a boarded sleep medicine specialist. I have been in my current practice for 21 years. I worry more about ambien, (zolpidem) because of the number of people I have seen develop amnesia on it. I have never seen anyone develop amnesia on temazepam, even at 60 mg doses. 20% of my psych patients have sleep apnea, so I am vigilant about sleeping issues in my practice. I don't think that anyone is comfortable having people on long-term benzodiazepines. However, many people simply need long-term benzodiazepine management. You do have a lot of years ahead of you. Since we really don't know the long-term liability of benzodiazepine use on the memory, it is always best whenever possible to convert to something that might be less of concern. Trazodone comes to mind as a potentially good option. Seroquel is a good sleep drug but it carries more liability long-term then temazepam. Discuss other options with your psychiatrist please. ...Read more

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What are the long term effects of abilify (aripiprazole)?

What are the long term effects of abilify (aripiprazole)?

Positive Effects: Abilify (aripiprazole) is a second generation antipsychotic medication indicated for several mental conditions including, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depressive disorder. Long term effects include positive outcomes for person with these disorders. Abilify (aripiprazole) can also cause tardive dyskinesa, neuroleptic malignant syndrome, weight gain, type two diabetes, and elevation of one's triglycerides. ...Read more

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What are short term and long term side effects of advil (ibuprofen)?

What are short term and long term side effects of advil (ibuprofen)?

NSAID side effects.: Nsaids like Ibuprofen have some unfortunate side effects that make them a poor choice for many people in pain and most people with pain after sports activities. They cause injury to stomach, kidneys, prevent your body from rebuilding cartilage in your joints from every day wear and tear, and stop your body from healing an acute injury like a tendon injury or an ankle sprain. ...Read more

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What are the long term effects of antidepressants?

What are the long term effects of antidepressants?

Antidepressants: Although many antidepressants have been around for decades - not all are old. So long-term effects cannot be generalized across the many antidepressants on the market. In addition, most of the data is on those with depression or anxiety disorders, so it may not be generalizable to everyone. Is there a specific drug in question? ...Read more

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What are the long term effects of glucocorticoid overdose?

What are the long term effects of glucocorticoid overdose?

Many: Osteoprosis, diabetes, catract, immune defeiency/infection gastric bleedin and many others but many times save life too. ...Read more

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What are long term effects of taking piracetam?

Not known: Long-term effects of piracetam are not known, but generally it is considered safe. ...Read more

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What are the long term side effects of daily doses of prograf?

What are the long term side effects of daily doses of prograf?

Nephrotoxicity: Most concerning long-term adverse effect of Program (tacrolimus) is nephrotoxicity (damage to the kidneys). The drug has a narrow therapeutic index and therefore the blood level of the drug is often monitored to avoid side effects. Other known side effects include tremor, elevated blood pressure, elevated blood glucose, and hair loss. ...Read more

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Long term side effects of short-term prednisone use? Took 60,60,40,40,20,20,10,10 mg for migraine. Expect any longterm effects?

Long term side effects of short-term prednisone use? Took 60,60,40,40,20,20,10,10 mg for migraine. Expect any longterm effects?

COMMENTS: A good approach to break up a chronic daily headache pattern. Unlikely to experience any long-term consequences of 8 days of high dose steroids, but if you were to use over several weeks to months, risk rises for osteoporosis, anti-cholinergic effects, glaucoma, cataracts, avascular necrosis of shoulder, hip, or knee, etc. You are at extremely low risk. ...Read more

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What are the long term side effects of taking oxycodone?

What are the long term side effects of taking oxycodone?

Addiction, mostly: The major side effects of opioids are constipation (which can be severe), increased sweating, weight gain, edema and hormonal changes, including reduction of testosterone and estrogen levels. These are usually dose related and are rarely seen at low doses, although it is possible. Physical dependency, which almost everyone gets if they take it in reg. Doses long enough, and addiction are issues. ...Read more

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What is the typical starting dose of sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa) for a patient with parkinsons? How long do you need to take it feel its effects? Several weeks?

What is the typical starting dose of sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa) for a patient with parkinsons? How long do you need to take it feel its effects? Several weeks?

Varies: Different movement disorder neurologists have varying treatment regimens, but i prefer to start sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa) at low dosing initially, such as 10/100 3-4 times daily in divided dosing. With your dbs, the regimen may require a different plan. ...Read more

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Someone ask me what the side effects of combining klonopin, (clonazepam) thorazine, and sinemet?

Someone ask me what the side effects of combining klonopin, (clonazepam) thorazine, and sinemet?

Pharm party?: Why would anyone want to combine thorazine and sinemet in the first place? They counteract each other. Klonopin (clonazepam) will augment sedative effects of any other sedative drug. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa)?

Please describe the medication: sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa)?

Carbidopa/levodopa: Sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa) is a combination drug that contains Carbidopa and levodopa. It is most commonly prescribed for parkinson's disease but may also be prescribed for other conditions including restless legs syndrome. ...Read more

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What does sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa) consist of and what is cr?

What does sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa) consist of and what is cr?

See below: Sinemet® (carbidopa-levodopa) is a combination of Carbidopa and Levodopa for the treatment of parkinson's disease and syndrome.Sinemet® cr (carbidopa-levodopa) is a sustained-release combination of Carbidopa and Levodopa for the treatment of parkinson's disease and syndrome. ...Read more

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What happens if I take carbidopa and levodopa?

What happens if I take carbidopa and levodopa?

See below: Carbidopa-levodopa is a generic medication for Parkinson's disease and helps dopamine brain connections. Why would you want to take this if you do NOT have Parkinson's?? ...Read more

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What is the typical dosage of sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa) cr?

What is the typical dosage of sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa) cr?

Sinemet-CR: This has to be determined by careful titration thru your doctor. Initial dose is usually 50-200. Consult your Neurologist. ...Read more

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I took 9 sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa) tablet a day, is that to much?

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Sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa): Not sure what milligram each, but if that's what your doctor prescribed & your symptoms are under control & you are tolerating the medication well, then you should be ok. ...Read more

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What is the maximum dosage per day for Sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa) tablets?

What is the maximum dosage per day for Sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa) tablets?

Variable, but: In my experience, the maximum Sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa) dosing is the 25/250 tab four times daily, and if this seems to wear off, one can add Comtan (entacapone). Problem with going too high with L-DOPA is incidence of dyskinesias. ...Read more

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Is generic sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa) cr is not effective as the branded version?

Is generic sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa) cr is not effective as the branded version?

It depends: Because of cost considerations its worth trying it for a while. Watch for peak dose dyskinesis and dose failures or wearing off. ...Read more

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Can I get levadopa without the carbidopa that's added in sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa)?

Not wise: The Carbidopa is there to prolong the effect of the L-DOPA, and without it the medication benefit will be very brief and needs to be taken several more times daily. ...Read more

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Which is more potent sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa) or the generic of carbidopa/levodopa?

Neither: Generic drugs are held to standards where the manufacturer must prove "bioequivalence" to the branded drug. The molecules must be structurally the same, and the same standard of quality and purity must be met. The pills and the packaging themselves may look different, but the active ingredient is the same. It can be thought of as the difference between clorox bleach and safeway brand bleach. ...Read more

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Milligrams for 6 hour sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa)? What is the dosage for this medication?

Milligrams for 6 hour sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa)? What is the dosage for this medication?

Dosages : Dosages are adjusted for the specific needs of each patient - there is no standard dose for any specific time period. Sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa) comes in carbadopa-levodopa doses of 10-100, 25-250, and 25-100. These can be combined and given at various times throughout the day to best relieve the symptoms of parkinson's disease. If you are not sure of your dose or the dose of someone you are caring for, you need to call the doctor that prescribed the medication to clarify. Good luck! ...Read more

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On sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa) 2 times per day 62.5. I want off this to try other alternatives first how do I safely do this. I do not agree with my diagnosis of pd.?

On sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa) 2 times per day 62.5.  I want off this to try  other alternatives first  how do I safely do this.  I do not agree 
with my diagnosis of pd.?

See your doctor: If you can't find any common ground then it's best to part ways and find a physician you feel mors comfortable with. That said, you should negotiate a time period during which you can try alternatives before resuming orthodox therapy. Your doctor will help wean you. ...Read more

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When switching from regular Sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa) to CR, do you need to add little more CR to achieve the same dose of the regular Sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa)?

When switching from regular Sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa) to CR, do you need to add little more CR to achieve the same dose of the regular Sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa)?

Not usually: You can usually use the same dose of Sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa) CR as you had of the regular Sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa). You may not feel it "kick in" as strongly but it should work just as effectively and hopefully last longer for you. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the recommended taper schedule when discontinuing sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa)?

Slowly: Depends on dosing/schedule, but its very important to taper very slowly. It would be best to call your prescribing doctor and have them give you a clear tapering schedule. ...Read more

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Parkinson patient for 7 years currently taking sinemet & requip (ropinirole). Only sinemet seems to releive systoms. Is there any risks of stoping requip (ropinirole)?

Parkinson patient for 7 years currently taking sinemet & requip (ropinirole). Only sinemet seems to releive systoms. Is there any risks of stoping requip (ropinirole)?

See neurologist: The Requip (ropinirole) may not be playing much of a role at this point, and could be tapered off over a few days. There really is no substantial withdrawal issue usually, and unlikely to experience any challenges. Discuss with your doctor, and revamp your medications, as dbs will certainly change your med needs. ...Read more

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I took ten tylenol (acetaminophen) and then I took sinemet, benztropine, clonazapan, serquel. Will this kill me?

I took ten tylenol (acetaminophen) and then I took sinemet, benztropine, clonazapan, serquel. Will this kill me?

Did you take: multiple pills of each? If you are having thoughts about killing yourself, get seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for emergency services for transport. You can call the National suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255) for support. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Carbidopa And Levodopa (Definition)

Carbidopa|levodopa is an ear drop which is a kind of ...Read more