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Are psoriosis phototherapy uvb lamps effective?

Are psoriosis phototherapy uvb lamps effective?

Yes it is: If used properly it is an effective therapy for psoriasis. ...Read more

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Corneal implants--any adverse effects?

Corneal implants--any adverse effects?

It depends: There are many types of corneal implants such as intacs, corneal transplants and other more experimental devices; most not available in the usa. Please specify type of device in a follow-up question. Have a good day! ...Read more

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Does chemical toxicity cause leukocytosis?

Does chemical toxicity cause leukocytosis?

No, usually not: Leukocytosis is an abnormally high number of white blood cells in the blood, as measured on a blood test. Both viral and bacterial infections can sometimes cause high numbers of white blood cells (wbc's) or low numbers of wbc's (leukopenia). Unusual leukocytosis, not caused by an infection, can be due to a bone marrow problem such as an early stage of leukemia. A doctor can further evaluate. ...Read more

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Does sunlight cause cataracts?

Does sunlight cause cataracts?

Risk factor: Sunlight is a risk factor for the development of cataracts ...Read more

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Dangers of plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine)?

Dangers of plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine)?

Low risk: Potential Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) side effects include GI intolerance, itching, rash, muscle weakness and eye inflammation (retinopathy). All of these risks are very low and the benefits of Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) will far out weight the risks. ...Read more

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Does retinitis pigmentosa lead to light sensitivity?

Does retinitis pigmentosa lead to light sensitivity?

Yes.: Light sensitivity, particularly for bright or glaring light, is common with rp. Other symptoms can include night blindness, decreased peripheral vision, decreased central vision, slow adjustment from dark to light (and vice versa), and blurred vision. ...Read more

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Could ketotifen fumarate eye drops 0.025% overdose can cause glaucoma?

Could ketotifen fumarate eye drops 0.025% overdose can cause glaucoma?

No: Ketotifen™ Is an nonsteroidal anti inflammatory medication that does not elevate eye pressure, the biggest risk factor for developing glaucoma. ...Read more

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Which drugs cause skin photosensitivity in the sun?

Which drugs cause skin photosensitivity in the sun?

Photosensitivity: In phototoxic reactions, the drug is activated by exposure to sunlight and cause damage to the skin. The skin's appearance resembles sunburn, and the process is generally acute. In photoallergic reactions, the ultraviolet exposure changes the structure of the drug so that is seen by the body's immune system. http://www.medicinenet.com/sun-sensitive_drugs_photosensitivity_to_drugs/article.htm. ...Read more

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Can plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) (for autoimmune disease) cause increased infections?

Can plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) (for autoimmune disease) cause increased infections?

Not commonly: Unlike many meds used to treat autoimmune diseases (immune modulators that suppress the immune system) Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) has an antiinflammatory effect on autoimmune dss. So the risk of infections (seen with immune suppression) is uncommon. Major concern with this drug is effect on vision. Regular eye exams are recommended. ...Read more

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Can Zoloft (sertraline) cause sun light sensitivity?

Can Zoloft (sertraline) cause sun light sensitivity?

Not expected to.: You may mean one of two things: your skin burns more easily in the sun or your eyes are more sensitive to light. Either way, neither one is a common side effect of Zoloft. If you are experiencing visual changes light sensitivity, blurred vision, or sight loss, it’s a good idea to loop your doctor in. These may be signs of another condition requiring treatment. ...Read more

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Is atenolol ototoxic?

Is atenolol ototoxic?

Possibly: In clinical trials, very rare side effect, at about 0.007%. ...Read more

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Has anyone had adverse effects from Xalatan (latanoprost) for glaucoma?

Has anyone had adverse effects from Xalatan (latanoprost) for glaucoma?

Some side effects: Known side effects of this glaucoma medication are burning, stinging, redness, elongation of the eye lashes, reversible darkening of the skin around the eye and irreversible darkening of the iris. In some rare occasions, it can exacerbate certain types of inflammation in the eye. In general, this is a very safe and well tolerated medication. ...Read more

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Is zylet eye drops ototoxic?

Is zylet eye drops ototoxic?

Not likely: Zylet does contain tobramycin which can be ototoxic in high dose systemic drug administration. The systemic absorption of Zylet in the usual prescribed amounts is miniscule and ototoxicity has not been reported for this. ...Read more

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Does indoor tanning cause cataracts?

Does indoor tanning cause cataracts?

Any U-V light can: Tanning involves exposure to u-v (ultraviolet) light. This wavelength of light has been connected with increased growth of cataracts, and with progression of macular degeneration. If you are tanning, you should always wear the protective eyewear that they provide, and when you are out in the sun, you should wear hats and/or sunglasses to shield your eyes. ...Read more

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Is cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil) a treatment for hypersensitivity pneumonitis?

Is cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil) a treatment for hypersensitivity pneumonitis?

Experimental: Cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil) (mycophenolate) is a medication that has been used to treat interstitial lung diseases that are autoimmune in nature. While hypersensitivity pneumonitis is an interstitial lung disease, it is triggered by "extrinsic' triggers such as airborne mold, and other "organic" substances. There is not enough data to prove that CellCept (mycophenolate mofetil) would be helpful at this point in time. ...Read more

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Neoral (cyclosporine) 100 mg side effects and safety?

THis is a brand of: Cyclosporine a. It is safe with monitoring of therapeutic drug levels. Side effects include renal insufficiency, hypertension, fluid retention and fine tremor. ...Read more

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Side effects of plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) prescription?

Side effects of plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) prescription?

A few: It can cause eye problems so you need to see an ophthalmologist and peridoic screenings. Other than that we see a few people who have increased skin pigmentation called "plaquenil ochronosis". There are others but these the most prominent. ...Read more

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Betaseron (interferon beta 1b) adverse reactions?

Betaseron (interferon beta 1b) adverse reactions?

Multiple..: 1) depression 2) allergic reaction 3) injection site necrosis http://www.Rxlist.Com/betaseron-drug/side-effects-interactions.Htm. ...Read more