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Possible Side Effects From Taking Nitrofuranton
What are some possible side effects from taking 250mg magnesium supplements for muscle twitches, if any?
Prednisone was prescribed for ruptured eardrum caused by infection. What are possible side effects from taking prednisone?
Talk to your doc: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more
Many: The most common side effects of Colchicine involve the stomach and bowel and are dose related. These include nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. One of the most worrisome side effects of Colchicine is that it can damage the bone marrow causing severe anemia and seriously low white blood counts, thereby increasing the risk of infections. ...Read more
4-6: A day is plenty! If you need more get your problem diagnosed, see pcp. ...Read more
Is spiranolactone considered a fairly safe drug? Are there any bad side effects from taking it long term?
I would first want to know more about you and the reason you would be on this drug.
It is safe overall when used properly for the conditions it is designed or known for. These include blood pressure control and also as a testosterone blocker for those who may be transgendered. In my practice of nearly twenty years using this medication I have never had anyone have a bad outcome. ...Read more
Yes: Collagen for injection is derived from either a human or an animal source. Collagen of the lattter type can cause allergic reactions that are sometimes signficant because animal collagen differs very slightly from human collagen. A skin test can detect most allergic responses ahead of time. Repeat injections over time can result in rare bumps in the skin due to trauma. ...Read more
What are the names of alternatives to abilify (aripiprazole)? Ide like to research some. I am having serious side effects from taking it.
Many alternatives: Abilify (aripiprazole) is classified as a 2nd generation antipsychotic. Included in this group are drugs like seriquel, rispderal, zyprexa, etc. Though they are in the same group, their side effect profile does vary somewhat. Talk to your physician about the problems with Abilify (aripiprazole) and see if an alternative is the answer. ...Read more
I am currently taking Zofran (ondansetron) 8mg. Today I took one at 10am, then again at 4pm and then again at 9pm. Was that bad to take that many in one day? Will I have any side effects from taking that many?
See below: All meds may have potential side effects. Fosamax (alendronate) most common side effects such are abdominal pain, muscle or joint pain, fli-like illness, constipation, diarrhea, dizziness, headache, nausea, vomiting. Very rare of all similar type drugs are fractures of the femur and a rare condition called avascular necrosis of the jaw, which is dead bone in the jaw after significant jaw/dental surgery. ...Read more
Yes: Starting or stopping adhd medications is a mutual decision by patient and doctor, and should not be undertaken by the patient alone. In so doing, the patient's discontinuation symptoms can be avoided or minimized. Your question also begs the question of why you would want to discontinue medications in the first place. Ineffectiveness or adverse reactions should be discussed with your doctor. ...Read more
Side effects are common early on & most often diminish over time (a week or 2). If they are serious, fail to diminish, or are intolerable, then contact your prescriber immediately for instructions & consideration of alternative medication.
See comment below. ...Read more
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Yes: Side effects from alendronate and/or fosomax are very common. The most common side effect is gastrointestinal upset. There are other treatments for osteoporosis available if you don't tolerate alendronate and fosomax. Prolia is an injectable medicine that is typically much better tolerated. Discuss it with your doctor. ...Read more
Zoloft (sertraline): Benefits - improving anxiety, panic or depression. Some of the potential GI side effects from zoloft (sertraline) include: diarrhea, gas, nausea, vomiting, decreased appetite and change in weight. A person can also experience headache, dizziness, tremors, or feeling tired. Erectile dysfunction can occur. More serious side effects include: seizures, bleeding problems, fever, irregular heart rhythm, cont'd. ...Read more
I may have taken double dose of Benicar (olmesartan) hct 40. Are there side effects from taking to much?
Watch BP: It can cause a drop in your blood pressure. You should monitor your blood pressure closely for the next several hours to make sure it doesn't drop too much. Also if you start feeling lightheaded, dizzy or like you maybe feeling faint call your doctor. You should probably have someone with you to help if you have any of the symptoms described so you don't fall and hurt yourself. ...Read more
Yes: High calcium levels in the blood lead to a condition known as hypercalcemia, which can have many causes, including calcium overdose. It's not likely that anyone would overdose on calcium from natural food sources, but an overdose of calcium supplements, or other supplements such as vitamin d that increase calcium absorption in the body. High blood levels of calcium can result in many problems. ...Read more
Can you please describe the negative side effects from taking oral meds for toe fungus that won't go away?
Side effects: Different medications have different side effects. The medication that I use for my patients with your problem carries the risk of liver damage. To lower the risk, we draw blood to ensure the patient's liver is healthy before we start the medication and after several weeks to ensure that no damage is occuring. ...Read more
I'm worried about the side effects from taking Lamisil (terbinafine) for skin fungus. How can I avoid them?
2 weeks treatment:
The usual treatment for skin fungal infection with Lamisil (terbinafine) is 2 weeks. Unless you are at a high risk for complications from other comorbidities, the use of Lamisil (terbinafine) for 2 weeks is very safe.
However, there are some very effective topical medications that may get the job done without the pills. ...Read more
Night sweats can be a side effect of antidepressants commonly referred to as SNRIs such as Effexor, Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) or Cymbalta. However, other antidepressants can also cause this.
If you are having this side effect, please tell your doctor so that you can find a solution or another medication which may work better for you. ...Read more