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Propionic Acid Side Effects
Body odor: Body odor is caused by the bacteria breakdown of sweat. Most medications cause the reduction of sweat. There is over the counter topical certaindri, topical prescription drysol and 3% topical glycopyrrolate. There is the oral medication Robinul but there are side effects. Also Botox injections reduce sweat. One can treat the bacteria by topical antibiotics. See you local dermatologist for help. ...Read more
Rare disorder: It is a rare (1/100, 000) autosomal recessive metabolic disorder, classified as a branched-chain organic acidemia. The disorder presents in the early neonatal period with progressive encephalopathy, and is often fatal. Less comonly, it can appear during childhood and often developmental delay and intellectual disabilities can be seen. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Side Effects: Bleeding is the main one especially in the GI tract. Ringing in the ears & angioedema (swelling of skin tissues) can also occur. In children and adolescents, Aspirin is no longer indicated to control flu-like symptoms or the symptoms of chickenpox or other viral illnesses, because of the risk of reye's syndrome. ...Read more
GABA: Although it has relaxing effect when used as supplement, some can develop amnesia at high doses. ...Read more
No suppository: Boric acid is used as an otic solution to dry out ears. I am not aware of any use in the form of a suppository. Unless you are doing under medical direction and supervision, I would strictly avoid boric acid suppositories. ...Read more
Limited: Side effects are mostly limited to stomach upset. Every person is different but major side effects are rare. ...Read more
Possible side effect: Succinic Acid is generally regarded to be a very safe and effective supplement. However, there can be some minor side effects such as mild stomach pain, darkened stools, constipation, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting. If you have any side effects I suggest discontinuing use of the substance and going to a clinic for a check-up. I wish you well with your health! ...Read more
Safe to take: There really shouldn't be any side effects at that dose. That is the recommended dose for many brands of over the counter vitamin c supplements. As with any pill/drug/supplement you may have upset stomach from taking it or have an allergic response to it. Alwys check with your doctor before starting any supplement to ensure that it is safe for you to take. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Uncertain: This drug is not prescribed very often. What is the reason it was ordered? It intereferes with the normal breakdown of blood clots, so can be helpful in some patients with very low platetlet counts who do not respond to transfusions and are bleeding. However, this effect can be dangerous if serious infections occur that can trigger clotting throughout the body. ...Read more
Very rare: Supartz (hyaluronic acid) injections are a type of "visco-supplementation" treatment for knee arthritis. Side effects are exceeding rare, but any injection into the knee joint could introduce an infection or cause an inflammatory reaction to occur. I have used supartz (hyaluronic acid) in my practice for nearly 14 years on a regular basis without any documented side effects. ...Read more
Lots!: You can get belly pain, heartburn, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, painful urination, bloody urine, headache, flushing, lightheadedness, kidney stones, or even an allergic reaction (hives, facial swelling, etc.). Also Ascorbic Acid (vitamin c) can interact or interfere with medications. ...Read more
Pepsid or Zantac (ranitidine): Pepsid (generic famotadine) is a good over the counter medicine for reflux. Zantac (generic ranitidine is also good) both of these are well tolerated with minimum side effects. Please make sure your diagnosis has been confirmed by a professional before self medicating. ...Read more
Lots!: He could get belly pain, heartburn, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, painful urination, bloody urine, headache, flushing, lightheadedness, kidney stones, or even an allergic reaction (hives, facial swelling, etc.). Also Ascorbic Acid (vitamin c) can interact or interfere with medications. Talk to his doctor about your concerns, and have him seen right away if he's having symptoms. ...Read more
Similar to aleve (naproxen): Mefenamic acid (ponstel) belongs to the non-steroidal antiinflammatory drug (NSAID) such as aleve, (naproxen) Motrin etc. Common side effects: abd pain, anorexia, diarrhea, nausea, gastritis/ulcers/bleeding, flatulence, constipation, and less commonly low blod count, renal failure, allergic reaction etc. Use smallest effective dose for shortest time possible. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
High doses of Folic Acid might cause abdominal cramps, diarrhea, rash, sleep disorders, irritabilit, confusion, nausea, stomach upset, behavior changes, skin reactions, seizures, gas, and excitability.
Folic acid in 800-1200mcg might increase the risk of heart attack in people who have heart problems. Don't take more than 400mcg a day unless directed by your healthcare provider. ...Read more
Abdominal pain, diarrhea are the most common (albeit infrequent) short time side effects of prevacid (lansoprazole).
Long term, high dose, may be associated with osteoporosis, low magnesium, and perhaps GI infections, but the risk is low.
Nonetheless, we recommend using this class of drugs in the lowest dose that will control symptoms.
If side effects occur, or symptoms do no resolve, you should see a
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Prolia: Both medications are anti-resorptive, meaning they prevent breakdown of your bone. Reclast (zoledronic acid) has been used for longer so has more side-effects that are known. It also can not be used if you have kidney problems. Prolia is an injection every 6 months (vs. 12 months with reclast). Both medications tend to be very well tolerated. ...Read more
Should be OK.: Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. A well balanced diet should provide all the protein needed. Taking an Amino Acid supplement should do no harm, unless taking too much, or there are genetic problems (people with pku must not take phenylalanine, which is in the "2222, ") or if the product is tainted (a tainted tryptophan supplement a number of years ago caused severe health problems). ...Read more
I'm 27 yrs female, planning for my 1st baby. Given cimetidine tab for acid reflux for 10 days. Any side effects? Pls advise.
I'm taking Ciprobay 500mg and Flagyl 500mg every 12 hrs. I get cramps and acid the whole day. What can I do to leasen the side effects?
Have had on going acid reflux for weeks, my dr prescribed ppi meds but gave me bad side effects. Is there anything else I can take to help?
GERD: Medications to treat acid reflux include proton pump inhibitors, such as prilosec, prevacid, aciphex, nexium, protonix, dexilant (dexlansoprazole). There are also h2-receptor blockers available over the counter such as zantac, pepcid, tagamet. Other options include tums, gaviscon, mylanta, milk of magnesia. ...Read more