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Can muscle cramping be a side effect of taking hydroxyurea?

Can muscle cramping be a side effect of taking hydroxyurea?

Not commonly: It's not a common symptom of Hydroxyurea but Hydroxyurea can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and renal impairment which can cause muscle cramps. Not sure you have the above symptoms. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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What causes cramps or pain in the temporalis muscle?

What causes cramps or pain in the temporalis muscle?

Chewing: Do you chew gum? Do you have tmj? How long has the pain lasted? What caused the pain to start? What have you tried to relieve the pain? Best to see a doctor. ...Read more

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How do I keep my muscles from cramping and stiffening?

How do I keep my muscles from cramping and stiffening?

Stretching: Muscles need to be exercised. Stretching and strengthening of muscles will help them be in optimal health, minimizing cramping and stiffness. ...Read more

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Will muscle relaxers stop period cramps?

Will muscle relaxers stop period cramps?

Will not stop: While it is true that some women may get some relief from use of muscle relaxants for menstrual cramps, it will not help stop it.It can be used along with nonsteroidal anti inflammatory meds which work on the prostaglandins which cause cramps. ...Read more

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What causes muscles spasms & leg cramps?

What causes muscles spasms & leg cramps?

Irritated muscles: Venous disease, dehydration, low levels of potassium, calcium, magnesium, tired muscles from heavy exercise, or prolonged standing and working on legs. ...Read more

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How long would muscle cramp in leg last?

Seconds to hours: Muscle cramps can last for brief period of time or longer. Key is to increase blood flow and gently stretch the muscle to stop the spasm and contraction. Simple weight bearing and massage is helpful. Drink fluids non-alcoholic is beneficial. ...Read more

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Will muscle relaxers help menstrual cramps?

Possibly: Not the first line treatment but may be helpful in cases not responding to over the counter remedies or even hormone replacement / birth control. Discuss with your doctor for options that make sense for your situation. ...Read more

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Can muscle cramps be a sign of drug allergy?

Can muscle cramps be a sign of drug allergy?

Possibly: Athough any medicine can cause almost any possible side effect, having muscle cramps result from a drug allergy would be on the unusual side. That being said, the statins for high cholesterol can cause muscle pain. But that isn't an allergy. Nevertheless, i would think about other possibilities first. I would recommend seeing your regular physician. ...Read more

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