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Is loss of appetite a side effect of polyethelene glycol?

Is loss of appetite a side effect of polyethelene glycol?

Not usually: PEG is a colorless, odorless, nonabsorbable substance that bulks the stools resulting in softer more frequent BMs. Immediately after a dose, the patient may feel fuller but this usually subsides quickly. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Is a side effect of rhodiola loss of appetite?

Is a side effect of rhodiola loss of appetite?

Yes : It can be used to aid with weight loss. Rhodiola rosea is an adaptogen with a number of positive effects (v depression, improve immunity, ^ energy, v fatigue ; high altitude sickness prevention). It also helps us to adapt to stressors. Rhodiola has been used to help with weight loss ; it can improve regulation of blood sugar. ...Read more

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I think my topamax (topiramate) is causing loss of appetite? Is that a common side effect?

I think my topamax (topiramate) is causing loss of appetite?  Is that a common side effect?

Definitely: Many weight loss doctors utilize this common side effect of topamax (topiramate) for that effect. Labs should be monitored as during any medically supervised diet. ...Read more

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Sudden loss of appetite. No other symptoms. Anxiety/depression has been under control for 3 years with 10mg Prozac (fluoxetine) rx. Could it be a new side effect?

Sudden loss of appetite. No other symptoms. Anxiety/depression has been under control for 3 years with 10mg Prozac (fluoxetine) rx. Could it be a new side effect?

Not likely: Nothing is impossible w/ side effects for psychotropics, but not likely. However, you might be ready to try to taper off Prozac (fluoxetine). I hate the idea of forever for a drug like that. If you've not done some therapy, you might want to try a bit to feel secure as you get off the meds. Best! ...Read more

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What type of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) (xr or ir) is the loss of appetite side effect stronger?

What type of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) (xr or ir) is the loss of appetite side effect stronger?

Duration of action : of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is about 6 hrs.; of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR, about 12 hours, with differences in metabolism & excretion of a given dose in each individual.Once a dose wears off each day, there's very little residual effect or side effect. No one has ADHD for only 6 hours/day. Some people structure their lives so they only need meds " on board" 6 hours/day. Delivery system, not strength, is what's different. ...Read more

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Why is loss of appetite and upper stomach pain a serious side effect of Gralise and it says to call doctor as soon as possible?

Why is loss of appetite and upper stomach pain a serious side effect of Gralise and it says to call doctor as soon as possible?

Take with food: Since one of the main directions is to take this with a meal, it is implied that taking on an empty stomach can cause GI discomfort, and true to form, these can be serious. The gastrointestinal system in many ways can be affected by the nervous system, and upper GI pain can be a sign of overactive acid production, which can cause problems if unchecked. Report your discomfort to your doctor ...Read more

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Can you die from anti anxiety Medication side effect its dangerous to take anti anxiety medication ?

Can you die from anti anxiety Medication side effect its dangerous to take anti anxiety medication ?

Yes, overdosage.: Anti-anxiety is divided into minor (Benzodiazepines),Major ( antipsychotic medication s). People dike from overdosing with the drugs especially when drinking is involved. They cause respiratory depression . ...Read more

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I have MDD and I have lost all sense of taste. Everything taste like Cardboard. Is this normal or is it a medication side effect?

I have MDD and I have lost all sense of taste. Everything taste like Cardboard. Is this normal or is it a medication side effect?

Possible Nocebo: There was research that linked such medication (and others) to taste/smell impairment. It was before many new drugs were marketed. Also the conditions themselves have been linked to loss. But, whatever - you might be affected in part by the expectancy and that matters too. I'd imagine it possible that a switch to psychotherapy and perhaps a different drug is a good idea for you. Belief matters! ...Read more

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Constipation 4 days. Medication side effect? Pdoc out of town two weeks. Tried prunes no caffine or slcohol. Suggestions?

Constipation 4 days. Medication side effect? Pdoc  out of town two weeks.  Tried prunes no caffine or slcohol.  Suggestions?

Cymbalta (duloxetine): Cymbalta (duloxetine) is a selective norepinephrine-serotonin reuptake inhibitor which sometimes can cause constipation. If your symptoms correlate with the use of this medication, it could be the culprit. The best initial treatment of constipation is increased fiber and water in your diet. ...Read more

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It hurts when I swallow but I don't feel like I have a cold or a sore throat, could this be a medication side effect?

It hurts when I swallow but I don't feel like I have a cold or a sore throat, could this be a medication side effect?

Yes: Painful swallowing typically reflect an irritation in the esophagus (swallowing tube). This can be related to medications, especially common in women. ...Read more

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3 yr old taking CEFDINIR 4 ear infection (4 days now) suddenly is running low grade fever tonite - medication side effect or new viral infection?

3 yr old taking CEFDINIR 4 ear infection (4 days now) suddenly is running low grade fever tonite - medication side effect or new viral infection?

Low grade fever: Hello,
This could be your little girls liquid I take over the course of the day. If she takes in little, then during an infection, her temp may spike. We also have different times our body temp rises normally too. You'll be he king hers more often because she is ill. I'd recommend acetaminophen, encourage her liquids and call your Doctor if it persists or worsens. Good Luck ...Read more

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Finished medrol (methylprednisolone) a day ago. On azythromycin feeling fatigue and loss of appetite. Normal side effects or either medications?

Finished medrol (methylprednisolone) a day ago. On azythromycin feeling fatigue and loss of appetite. Normal side effects or either medications?

Not usually but: Medrol (methylprednisolone) tends to stimulate and increase appetite but azithromycin may upset your stomach to cause a loss in appetite. The fatigue however may be from a letdown from Medrol (methylprednisolone)'s stimulant effect. I presume that you had not been taking Medrol (methylprednisolone) for more than a week. If you had been taking Medrol (methylprednisolone) for months. contact your doctor or go to ER immediately since this may represent a transient adrenal failure. ...Read more

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What are the treatment and or medication normally used to treat chronic appendix[ symptoms are ongoing pain, mild dihorrea, loss of appetite, unwell]?

What are the treatment and or medication normally used to treat chronic appendix[ symptoms are ongoing pain,  mild dihorrea, loss of appetite, unwell]?

Appendicitis: Appendicitis is typically treated with surgery. If it is severe antibiotics may be used. Pain medications can also be used. Chronic appendix pain may actually arrise from the gallbladder which should be looked at with an ultrasound. Any other questions? I am happy to consult. ...Read more

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Could nausea be caused by an increase in Nature-Thyroid medication? Other symptoms include bloating, constipation/diarrhea, loss of appetite, dizzines

Could nausea be caused by an increase in Nature-Thyroid medication? Other symptoms include bloating, constipation/diarrhea, loss of appetite, dizzines

Sure!: Never talk non-prescription thyroid meds. Get checked to see exactly how much you need and so take only as much as necessary. The prescription form of thyroid replacement is probably cheaper than the over the counter form. The FDA does not monitor over the counter meds very well, who know what you are doing to yourself! See a doc. Well worth it! ...Read more

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Can different medication and thrush cause a loss of appetite? I had a sinus infection and allergies and my doctor had me on 9 different medications. Two weeks ago today i woke up with no appetite at all. I also have thrush, I've been through the ER and ha

Hello. : Hello. A variety of medications can lead to decreased appetite. Sinus infections can reduce your sense of smell which is part of the eating experience. Trush can also impact your desire for food. If you still have thrush, i would ask your doctor about treating this. In the meantime, recommend use of probiotics: greek yogurt and kefir are very rich in them. Hydrate well with water. You may need to make yourself eat small meals at this time, so that you stop the continued weight loss. Take care. ...Read more

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Loss of appetite, right sided pain and light stools?

Loss of appetite, right sided pain and light stools?

See MD: This sounds serious. But you had to know that, right? ...Read more

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Have sharp pain, hurts to push in on it on the right side. Loss of appetite and nausea?

Have sharp pain, hurts to push in on it on the right side. Loss of appetite and nausea?

Pain is urgent: It sure sounds like you need to get off your smart device and get in to see your pediatrician today. If you are at school please go to the school nurse immediately. ...Read more

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Started pristiq (desvenlafaxine) 50mg in morning, so tired during day & awake all night. Loss of appetite. Can I take it at night? Will this help my side effects?

Yes: if the medication is keeping you awake at night and tired all day switch from taking it in the morning to at bedtime and see if that makes a difference ...Read more

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Pain on the right side, constant, deep radiating pain on side and lower back. Also some swelling of pain area, nausea, loss of appetite. Appendix?

RLQ pain: Although there are many things that can cause RLQ abdominal pain in a Young woman, one of the considerations is the possibility of appendicitis, especially if this is a new pain which has not been present before. Since appendicitis can be an emergency, you should be seen ASAP. I would go to the emergency room or your doctor today. Do not delay. Good luck. ...Read more

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Have headaches left temple, loss of appetite, occasional weakness on left side. I have been stressed and have a lot of anxiety. Can tht be the cause?

Have headaches left temple, loss of appetite, occasional weakness on left side. I have been stressed and have a lot of anxiety. Can tht be the cause?

Definitely: Stress & anxiety can cause lots of symptoms & left unchecked can lead to more serious illness. Make sure you are eating a balanced diet, drink water, excersize & take time to take care of yourself - read, relax, have fun, take a quick nap, get a massage. If this is an on-going problem see your md or a counselor to learn to control the stress or possibly get short-term relief with medication. ...Read more

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My right side to my lower back hurts. Loss of appetite nausea really thirsty. What could this be?

My right side to my lower back hurts. Loss of appetite nausea really thirsty. What could this be?

Get examined for: Diabetes, muscle strain, kidney infection, stomach and intestinal problems etc. Best wishes ! http://listverse.Com/2007/11/21/top-10-tips-for-beating-depression. ...Read more

Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Appetite Changes (Definition)

Appetite changes = increased or decreased desire to eat ...Read more