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What are the side effects of oxymetazoline hydrochloride?

What are the side effects of oxymetazoline hydrochloride?

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. ...Read more

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Oxymetazoline (Definition)

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Whar are the side effects if you use afrin (oxymetazoline) sinus for more than 3 days?

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. ...Read more

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Side effects of using afrin (oxymetazoline) for more than 3 days?

Afrin (oxymetazoline) side effects..: Side effects of using afrin for longer than 3 days include return and worsening of nasal congestion. Feeling nervous, headaches and insomnia are other possible side effects. ...Read more

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Why is it bad to use a nasal spray with oxymetazoline hydrochloride nightly?

Why is it bad to use a nasal spray with oxymetazoline hydrochloride nightly?

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. ...Read more

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Can I use amoxicillin for chronic sinusitis? Become addicted to oxymetazoline hydrochloride, what shall I do. What is the best alternative?

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. ...Read more

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Is 0.025% oxymetazoline hydrochloride safe to give a 2 year old for a cold with congested nose?

Is 0.025% oxymetazoline hydrochloride safe to give a 2 year old for a cold with congested nose?

Congestion: Not unless evaluated & recommended by Physician. May not be safe in young children. Suggest saline drops & gently auctioning w/ bulb & evaluation by Dr. ...Read more

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Using low dose afrin for chronic nasal stuffiness. What side effects?

Using low dose afrin for chronic nasal stuffiness. What side effects?

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. ...Read more

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Using low dose afrin for chronic nasal stuffiness. What side effects are possible or probable?

Using low dose afrin for chronic nasal stuffiness. What side effects are possible or probable?

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. ...Read more

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How long does it take for cyclobenzaprine hydrochloride side effects to wear off?

How long does it take for cyclobenzaprine hydrochloride side effects to wear off?

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. ...Read more

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Why flomax (tamsulosin hydrochloride) tablet is used? What is side effects of flomax (tamsulosin hydrochloride)?

Why flomax (tamsulosin hydrochloride) tablet is used? What is side effects of flomax (tamsulosin hydrochloride)?

Flomax (tamsulosin): Flomax (tamsulosin) is a alpha-blocker and the main side-effect is 'hypotension' especially upon standing. You will become light-headed and may fail. It also may decrease or eliminate the ejaculation volume. This is not bad but concerns many patients. ...Read more

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What side effects of nephazoline hydrochloride?

What side effects of nephazoline hydrochloride?

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. ...Read more

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Which are side effects of periactin (cyproheptadine hydrochloride)?

Which are side effects of periactin (cyproheptadine hydrochloride)?

Some common: Many people experience an increase in appetite (leads to weight gain) and some experience drowsiness. This old antihistamine has been replaced by others that tend to be as effective with less side effects. ...Read more

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List of side effects of 300mg of venlafaxine hydrochloride? Should I be worried?

List of side effects of 300mg of venlafaxine hydrochloride? Should I be worried?

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. ...Read more

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Fluoxetine hydrochloride, can you tell me its curative effect, side effects and risk please?

Fluoxetine hydrochloride, can you tell me its curative effect, side effects and risk please?

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. ...Read more

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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)?

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)?

Yes, assuming you: Haven't been this way prior to starting the medication. Anti-depressants can cause agitation, which if not recognized, can balloon into aggression, psychosis, suicidal thoughts, or worse. See your MD very soon, especially if your symptoms escalate more. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of ciprofloxacin hydrochloride hydrate?

What are the side effects of ciprofloxacin hydrochloride hydrate?

Ciprofloxacin: There are many possible side effects. See: http://www. Drugs. Com/sfx/ciprofloxacin-side-effects. Html ...Read more

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So what are side effects of promethazine hydrochloride pills?

So what are side effects of promethazine hydrochloride pills?

Multiple effects: Promethazine is a potent antihistamine that can cause dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth, nausea, vomiting, weakness and occasionally more serious central nervous system side effects. It is usually well tolerated in most people. ...Read more

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What are the long-term side effects of cetirizine hydrochloride?

None: None that I'm aware of. I personally have taken it daily for >10 years without adverse reaction. ...Read more

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What are the long-term side effects of cetirizine hydrochloride? Say, taking it 6 months?

What are the long-term side effects of cetirizine hydrochloride? Say, taking it 6 months?

None.: Cetirizine makes 10-15% of people sleepy. Other than that it is very well tolerated. It is actually a metabolite of hydroxyzine, an antihistamine that has been around for decades. ...Read more

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My doc prescribed buspirone hydrochloride 10mg cos I said I have anxiety. He didn't ask any questions at all. I'm worried about side effects.

My doc prescribed buspirone hydrochloride 10mg cos I said I have anxiety. He didn't ask any questions at all. I'm worried about side effects.

Get straight talk: Both patients and physicians are trapped in dysfunctional health care systems around the world. I'm sorry your doctor-patient encounter wasn't more successful, and I hope that you are able to make a follow-up to discuss both your medication and your life situation. I'm sorry this has happened and I admire your courage in writing. ...Read more

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I know brintellix and viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) are both very new. Is it safe to try such new medication without there being alot of studies done? Side effects?

I know brintellix and viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) are both very new. Is it safe to try such new medication without there being alot of studies done? Side effects?

Yes: For a medication to be sold in the USA, it has to be approved by the FDA, (federal drug administration), which makes the Drug Co. Go thru very rigorous trials to prove they are effective and "save" in human subjects. But as the drugs are tested in a limited amount of individuals, when ten of thousands of patients try them they could have more rare or idiosyncratic adverse effects. ...Read more

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Side effects of promethazine hydrochloride?

Side effects of promethazine hydrochloride?

Seizures.: Common side effects of this antihistamine include, tardive dyskinesia, confusion in the elderly, drowsiness, dizziness, fatigue, vertigo, respiratory depression, constipation, euphoria, and short temper/irritability. Rare side effects include seizures, and neuroleptic malignant syndrome, a life-threatening neurological disorder. Because of capacity for more severe side effects, avoid in elderly. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of Narcan IV for overdose of demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) iv?

What are the side effects of Narcan IV for overdose of demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) iv?

Withdrawal: Immediate and severe withdrawal-nausea, vomitting, severe pain sensations if chronic use. Just waking up otherwise. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of Narcan IV for an overdose of demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) iv?

What are the side effects of Narcan IV for an overdose of demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) iv?

Many: Side effects fromnaltrexone include interruptions of heart rythm, rapid heart rate, increase or decrease in blood pressuer; nausea and vomitting; sweating, and withdrawal symptoms if the person has been using the drug. (the brand Narcan (naloxone) has been discontinued in the us). ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Afrin (Definition)

Afrin is a nasal preparation which is a kind of ...Read more