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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. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
Why flomax (tamsulosin hydrochloride) tablet is used? What is side effects of flomax (tamsulosin hydrochloride)?
What are side effects of taking ondanstern hydrochloride in pregnency? Can this medicine affect fetus in any way?
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
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
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
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)?
Ciprofloxacin: There are many possible side effects. See: http://www. Drugs. Com/sfx/ciprofloxacin-side-effects. Html ...Read more
None: None that I'm aware of. I personally have taken it daily for >10 years without adverse reaction. ...Read more
Death: Nausea, sedation, seizures and death.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
Withdrawal: Immediate and severe withdrawal-nausea, vomitting, severe pain sensations if chronic use. Just waking up otherwise. ...Read more
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