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Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


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The Accutane booklet says one of the side effects can be joint pain. How does Accutane cause joint pain? Can it be permanent after accutane?

The Accutane booklet says one of the side effects can be joint pain. How does Accutane cause joint pain? Can it be permanent after accutane?

Transient effects: Myalgias and arthralgias that are mild and transient generally do not require discontinuation of therapy. ...Read more

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I have started to use bcaa's in powder form during my workouts. Are there any side effects? I am getting some joint pain and really bad constipation

Proper fluid intake: Bcaa are isolated Amino Acids and they can cause constipation. Watch fluids especially around training sessions. You need to take in extra fluids since the aa's tend to harden the stool. I haven't heard of their causing joint pain. Try adding omega fish oils to see if this eases the joint problem. Also try lifting lighter for a while. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have joint pain or other side effects from arimidex (anastrozole)?

Is it normal to have joint pain or other side effects from arimidex (anastrozole)?

Yes, very common: Joint pain is a very common side effect of these type of drugs. There is no damage being done. Try tylenol (acetaminophen) for the pain. Don't stop the medicine until speaking with your doctor. ...Read more

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What are some side effects of joint pain pills taken with other medication?

What are some side effects of joint pain pills taken with other medication?

Which pills?: If you mean drugs like motrin, alleve, etc than GI bleeding can occur especially after long periods of therapy. If your other medications can cause a decrease in coagulation (blood clotting) adding a Motrin like drug can make the clotting time longer. Check with your physician or pharmacist. ...Read more

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I'm suffering from side effects of isotretinoin - i.E joint pain, dry eyes, joint cracking etc?

I'm suffering from side effects of isotretinoin - i.E joint pain, dry eyes, joint cracking etc?

It should go away : Side effects , lpus like syndrome , ir all should go away when you stop the medication. ...Read more

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What are the more common side effects of Oral Etotposide? Are joint pain and dizziness? What about total hair-loss?

What are the more common side effects of Oral Etotposide? Are joint pain and dizziness? What about total hair-loss?

Etoposide: Etoposide is prescribed for treatment of cancers and if you have a cancer you must follow your doctor's advice. There are some things that can minimize pain and also dizziness. Hair loss is also a known complication of cancer treatments. If you have this condition and not fully understood the management you should make another appointment to see your cancer doctor to discuss in more detail. ...Read more

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Is one of the side effects of effexor severe joint pain? my daughter has been taking it for 6 weeks or so. For the last 3 she has severe pain in her hips and shoulder. She was taken off of it on July 27 and is still in a lot of pain. X-rays show no signs

Is one of the side effects of effexor severe joint pain? my daughter has been taking it for 6 weeks or so. For the last 3 she has severe pain in her hips and shoulder. She was taken off of it on July 27 and is still in a lot of pain. X-rays show no signs

Unlikely: Unfortunately joint pain is one of those symptoms where there can be a multitude of possible causes. So, while it's technically possible ... It's somewhat unlikely. In actuality, the norepinephrine component of Effexor (venlafaxine) usually improves pain symptoms by blocking the pain signaling pathway. Wish there was a more definitive answer ... Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Doc prescribed meloxicam 7.5 mg for tendonitis after naproxen 500 mg gave me side effects. Feel dry mouth and slight joint pain after 1 tab. is it ok?

Doc prescribed meloxicam 7.5 mg for tendonitis after naproxen 500 mg gave me side effects. Feel dry mouth and slight joint pain after 1 tab. is it ok?

Meloxicam Side Effec: Hello. Around 2% of patients complain of dry mouth with Meloxicam. It doesn't normally cause joint pain. In fact that is the reason why it is prescribed the most- for joint pain. If these side effects outweigh relief you are getting from it, then stop it. There are other NSAIDs which can be safely prescribed (as long as your kidney function is good.) for your tendonitis. ...Read more

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I have been advised to receive 20 mg. Of pravachol (pravastatin) daily. I was previously on zocor (simvastatin). Which medicine is safer as to side effects?

I have been advised to receive 20 mg. Of pravachol (pravastatin) daily.  I was previously on zocor (simvastatin).  Which medicine is safer as to side effects?

Neither: They're very similar in structure, efficacy, and safety/side effect profile. But because they are slightly different, one may be better for you than the other. Your doctor should be monitoring your progress on these meds. ...Read more

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Is there any antipsychotic without many side effects? Fear withdrawals too. Insomnia akathisia muscle weakness joint pain all present previous antipsy

Is there any antipsychotic without many side effects? Fear withdrawals too. Insomnia akathisia muscle weakness joint pain all present previous antipsy

Antipsychotic: withdrawal is hardly ever brought up when new agents hit the market, but one sees it with all the atypicals. Some. lets say, are worse than others but the symptoms typically abate within a week or so. I'm going to research this a bit further over the weekend, This is a great question. ...Read more

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What causes joint pain on the side you use least?

Muscle tone?: Uncertain i understand your questions but i will try to answer it. Your dominant side will have stronger muscles and this muscle tone may protect you more.The non-dominany side may be more deconditioned sicne itis used less. Try a general exercise program. ...Read more

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Omeprazole & joint pain - is this a side effect i'm having?

Omeprazole & joint pain - is this a side effect i'm having?

Uncommon,: However two side-effects from drugs like Omeprazole can occur: osteoporosis, and magnesium deficiency, which can certainly encourage muscle cramps. Because they shut down virtually all gastric acid secretion, to some extent pancreatic malabsorptive issues can also occur. Iron absoption is challenged, as is b12. ...Read more

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Hello...i have severe hip joint pain in right side since my delivery..my daughter is 4 months now?

You may have stretch: your ligament and with exercise it will get better. Dont worry and try exercising yourself with any painkiller that you have at home like aspirin or brufen(Ibuprofen). and give it a couple more weeks. It will get better. Good luck and congratulations on your baby. ...Read more

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If side effect of a medication says joint pain, will it affect replaced joints? Both my knees have been replaced.

If side effect of a medication says joint pain, will it affect replaced joints? Both my knees have been replaced.

Shouldn't: Those joints are denervated, and the cartilage that would inflame and hurt has been removed. -Other- joints may hurt, but not those that have been replaced. ...Read more

Dr. James Krick
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Pravastatin Sodium (Definition)

Pravastatin sodium is a HMG-CoA enzyme blocker which is a kind of cholesterol/lipid ...Read more


Dr. James Dukelow
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Pravachol (Definition)

Pravachol is a HMG-CoA enzyme blocker which is a kind of cholesterol/lipid ...Read more