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What is the side effects of nuclear medicine uptake on thyroid?

What is the side effects of nuclear medicine uptake on thyroid?

No effect: Low radiation dose thyroid uptake test with radio tracer i123 or i131. Thyroid gland picks up the iodine tracer. I-123 has a shorter half life than i-131 (13 hrs vs. 8.1 days), so use of i-123 exposes the body to less radiation. Thyroid gland function not affected by scan. Should not have test if pregnant or breast feeding. Tests are for thyroid function determining hypo vs hyperthyroidism. ...Read more

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Dr. TAPAN CHAUDHURI
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Nuclear Medicine (Definition)

The medical specialty of nuclear medicine involves the use of unsealed radioactive pharmaceuticals that can help image molecular flow throughout the body. The medical use of radiopharmaceuticals also includes the treatment of some cancers and bone pain. Nuclear medicine is separate from diagnostic radiology, which utilizes the use of external (sealed) radioactivity ...Read more


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If I am experiencing side effects of my medicine what should I do?

If I am experiencing side effects of my medicine what should I do?

Immediately stop: Stop taking your medication. If you experience any shortness of breath or rash all over body contact your nearest emergency room immediately ...Read more

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What to do if I have just been prescribed thsis drug and impotenceis listed n side effects?

What to do if I have just been prescribed thsis drug and impotenceis listed n side effects?

Discuss: your concerns further with your pharmacist & you doctor. Being listed as a potential side effect does not mean that you will necessarily get that side effect. You can ask if this is a common side effect and if It resolves once off the medication. ...Read more

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Side effects of diabetes medicine?

Side effects of diabetes medicine?

Depends: There are many diabetes medicine. Each has its own side effects. In general, the one we fear the most is low blood sugar. ...Read more

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Does herbal drug cause side effects?

Yes they can...: Herbal drugs are not harmless like people commonly think. Most of them can cause side effects and also interact with other medications or foods as any other drug could. If you are planning on starting one please always consult with your doctor first. ...Read more

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Creatine medicine have side effects ?

Creatine medicine have side effects ?

Creatine: Many people are trying to build muscle faster and turning to supplements in a belief that they will help. Creatine can be dangerous because it could damage the kidneys especially if you get dehydrated. Several professional athletes have been hospitalized due to complications from creatine. Better to eat a high protein diet with a regular workout. Don't try to cheat by using supplements. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of statin drugs?

What are the side effects of statin drugs?

Statin: read this: http://www.webmd.com/cholesterol-management/side-effects-of-statin-drugs?page=2#1

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What are the side effects of olmesetran drug?

What are the side effects of olmesetran drug?

Relatively few.: Extremely well tolerated medicine with very few reported side effects. Of course it is an antihypertensive. It can make your BP too low. It should be avoided in pregnancy. ...Read more

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