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Doctor insights on: Loss Of Appetite Reflux Medication Side Effect

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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

Dr. William Singer
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Reflux (Definition)

Acid reflux is defined as the presence of acidic gastric contents in the esophagus causing irritation. It's cause is blamed on the a lax gastroesophageal shpincter that permits usch regurgitation. Vesicoureteral reflux is regurgitation (backing up) of urine in the bladder into the ureter ...Read more


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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

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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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Suffers from acid reflux, in the last year, has developed difficulty swallowing, loss of appetite, feels like food & bev getting blocked wen swallowed?

Suffers from acid reflux, in the last year, has developed difficulty swallowing, loss of appetite, feels like food & bev getting blocked wen swallowed?

Need endoscopy: You need to have more severe problems ruled out. A gastroenterologist is who you need to see. He will do an endozcopy (look down esophagus. Get that check up pronto! ...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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Colonoscopy done about a week ago. Now feeling nauseous w reflux particularly when laying down and bloated. Any possible side effect from colonoscopy?

Colonoscopy done about a week ago. Now feeling nauseous w reflux particularly when laying down and bloated. Any possible side effect from colonoscopy?

Don't think so: Patients can have complications after a colonoscopy - however, they are usually in the days or so following the exam.
Nausea and reflux are not such complications. They are, however, very common symptoms of acid reflux - especially "when lying down". Do have a doctor evaluate you for reflux. Medications are available and very helpful.
Hope you feel better. Peter wilk, md. ...Read more

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My baby recently started ranitidine for reflux. The medicine is helping him, but I noticed that he has mucus in his stool. Is this side effect of med?

My baby recently started ranitidine for reflux. The medicine is helping him, but I noticed that he has mucus in his stool. Is this side effect of med?

Stool mucus: The stool with mucus is probably from diet given rather than Raniditine for the GERD/reflux. No treatment is needed for this, just good hydration, water. Usually, with time, the gastric muscle strengthens and no reflux
continues. Welcome to health tap! ...Read more

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Is it possible for ery-tab (erythromycin) to cause acid-reflux as a side-effect?

Is it possible for ery-tab (erythromycin) to cause acid-reflux as a side-effect?

Yes: Eimycin is notorious for causing stomach upset and can cause transient reflux it should go away after you finish the medicine and always take all your antibiotics! ...Read more

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Terrible heartburn and acid reflux while taking a 3-wk course of daily diflucan. Typical side effect? Ok to take Zantac (ranitidine) or a PPI?

Terrible heartburn and acid reflux while taking a 3-wk course of daily diflucan. Typical side effect? Ok to take Zantac (ranitidine) or a PPI?

Fluconazole: Gastric upset with abdominal pain are well known side-effects of this drug, but what you are describing is quite severe and you should consult with your doctor. It is OK to take ranitidine (Zantac) or a PPI, but you should really be seen and evaluated if this is not relieved or continues after discontinuing the medication. ...Read more

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Can ery-tab (erythromycin) cause heartburn and acid-reflux as a side-effect?

Can ery-tab (erythromycin) cause heartburn and acid-reflux as a side-effect?

Yes: Gastrointestinal side effects are common with erythromycin. If the symptoms persist, especially after you have stopped using erythromycin, then you should talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Been on h2 blockers and ppi for about 5 months due to chronic reflux. My reflux has improved and now I'm off it but I'm now having muscle cramps and spams in my legs and neck. Is this a side effect from the meds and will it pass or is it permanent?

Been on h2 blockers and ppi for about 5 months due to chronic reflux. My reflux has improved and now I'm off it but I'm now having muscle cramps and spams in my legs and neck. Is this a side effect from the meds and will it pass or is it permanent?

Unlikely side effect: These symptoms are unlike as side effects from the PPIs and H2Blockers and may be unrelated to the drugs. I suggest you consult your doctor to find out cause for your symptoms and appropriate treatment. ...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?

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]?

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

Dr. Sewa Legha
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Side Effect (Definition)

A side effect is a potential negative effect of a medication that is being prescribed for ...Read more


Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Appetite Changes (Definition)

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