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Oxymetazoline Hydrochloride Side Effects
Afrin (oxymetazoline): Hello. Oxymetazoline is the active ingredient in afrin nasal spray. If it is used beyond 5 days, it could cause rhinitis medicamentosa. This is a condition where your nose needs to continue to use the spray just to be able to breath in and out of your nose. This ingredient can also be linked to increased heart rate and blood pressure, insomnia and urinary incontinance.See 1 more doctor answer
Afrin (oxymetazoline): Side effects of oxymetazoline may include: increased nasal congestion if used > 3 to 5 days, rapid heart rate, increased blood pressure, blurred vision, insomnia, headache, dizziness, weakness, trembling, feeling nervous, sneezing & nasal dryness or burning.See 1 more doctor answer
Tachyphylaxis: Basically your nose will become desentized to the effect of the oxymetazoline. If you use beyond the recommend time (3-5 days), your nose will upregulate receptors for it and require more and more for the same effect. There are better options for nightly nasal stuffiness and simple in-office procedures can be a permanent solution for you - see your local ent.
Can I use amoxicillin for chronic sinusitis? Become addicted to oxymetazoline hydrochloride, what shall I do. What is the best alternative?
Afrin (oxymetazoline) addiction: Hello. Rhinitis medicamentosa is a condition where your nasal turbinates become dependent on the spray to breath. The best recommendation is to quit cold turkey. Use pseudofed as needed and increase your head when you sleep. Your nose will return to normal within a few days. If this doesn't work see your ENT doctor.See 1 more doctor answer
Congestion: Not unless evaluated & recommended by Physician. May not be safe in young children. Suggest saline drops & gently auctioning w/ bulb & evaluation by Dr.
Nasal Stuffiness: Afrin (oxymetazoline) works wonders for stuffiness but the nose can become addicted quickly so it is advised to not use afrin (oxymetazoline) more than three days in a row. See your doc. If you have not been allergy tested that would be helpful. Diet can lead to chronic stuffiness as well. You deserve a good evaluation.See 1 more doctor answer
Rhin. Medicamentosa: Rhinitis medicamentosa is the long term result of nasal afrin dependency, in which the nose requires more frequent applications of the medication oxymetazoline to alleviate the congestion that is becoming tolerant to the drug. This condition is one of a dry, crusted nose that bleeds regularly, and the cartilage is vulnerable to deterioration and perforation.
Cyclobezaprine: Every medication has a half life that is the time 50% of the effect of the initial dose remains based on blood levels. But. We are all different. Fast answer is about 6 hours.
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What are side effects of taking ondanstern hydrochloride in pregnency? Can this medicine affect fetus in any way?
Thought to be safe: Ondansetron is not thought to negatively effect a developing fetus.
Naphazoline drops: The adverse reactions include: ocular: mydriasis, increased redness, irritation, discomfort, blurring, punctate keratitis, lacrimation, increased intraocular pressure. Systemic: dizziness, headache, nausea, sweating, nervousness, drowsiness, weakness, hypertension, cardiac irregularities, and hyperglycemia.See 1 more doctor answer
Effexor (venlafaxine): Attached in the comments section is a link with an overview of Effexor, (venlafaxine) including potential side effects to watch for. In general if you are communicating and working closely with your provider there is not much to worry about. Would also encourage you to discuss concerns and inquire about why this medication was chosen over others with the provider as you feel appropriate.
Curative effect: Psychotropic medications of all types are not "cures". SSRI's like Fluoxetine increase the availability of serotonin for the brain to use and metabolize. As for side effects, the most common are the gastro intestinal type. However, rare and more serious effects are listed on the bottle. A google search would be more informative there.
Iv been feeling aggressive and my recent reckless driving almost caused a bad wreck. Idk why I feel this way. Could it be side effects from viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride)?
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