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Could you please advise any expected side effects or any likely adverse experience from the combination of my current medications Thanks For Your Help?

List meds: Hi Ric, thank you for your question. It will be necessary for the medications in question to be listed in your post. We'd love to help! Please be aware that we will not be able to provide specific recommendations for your treatment unless you schedule a personalized consult with one of our HealthTap Prime physicians. ...Read more

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Can there be people with adverse reactions to most medications?

Yes: There are individual differences and sensitivities. However, it is very rare for a person to have adverse reactions to "most" medications since all of the medications are different and work through different pathways. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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Can there be people with adverse reactions to most medications that forces them to some other way of curing?

Can there be people with adverse reactions to most medications that forces them to some other way of curing?

Alternative Medicine: Yes. Many people do seek alternative medicine. It is important that your doctor knows when you are doing this as some of the alternative medicine can interact with the medications doctors give. Medicine has advanced recently and there are usually more than one treatment alternative. Some alternative medicine has research studies demonstrating some benefits. ...Read more

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I'm worried I may have caused an adverse reaction by mixing alcohol and my medication. What can I do?

I'm worried I may have caused an adverse reaction by mixing alcohol and my medication. What can I do?

Nothing at this poin: There are certain medications that a few consume alcohol will cause you to be sick especially with nausea and vomiting. Stop drinking alcohol and consult with your physician if it is safe to drink alcohol with the medication you're using. ...Read more

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Can epilepsy medication have adverse effects on the baby?

Can epilepsy medication have adverse effects on the baby?

All have risk.: During pregnancy your blood level of seizure medication causes a blood level in the baby. All aeds have risk for malformation and development problems. Just having epilepsy also increases risks. However, having seizures while pregnant is even worse. Take your usual med, take folate, (folic acid) and get frequent checkups. ...Read more

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What are long term use of narcotic pain medication adverse side effects?

What are long term use of narcotic pain medication adverse side effects?

Multiple: Constipation; liver or kidney damage; mental & personality changes; decreased pain controll through decreased opiate receptors for the drug to attach to; and decreased productivity and rehab potential. These are just a few. ...Read more

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Are there situations where adverse side effects of a medication (s) can actually increase a blood pressure reading?

Are there situations where adverse side effects of a medication (s) can actually increase a blood pressure reading?

Sure there are: Some meds are even designed specifically to raise blood pressure, so yes, meds that have similar effects for unintentional reasons can do the same. Still, hypertension as a med side effect is fortunately rare. ...Read more

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Its been three years since I took transplant and how risky it is for me to concive a child and will my medication cause adverse effect to the unborn c?

Its been three years since I took transplant and how risky it is for me to concive a child and will my medication cause adverse effect to the unborn c?

Ask expert: It is somewhat risky and may have effects on pregnancy. Other than that, you need to discuss this in detail with your transplant dr / whomever is monitoring your meds, and your gyn (possible future ob). You need to make an educated decision as to the risks to the pregnancy and to yourself, so need to hear from the experts. ...Read more

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I am 30 year old man with no specific disease or medication. I take 25 mg viagra (sildenafil) in most of my intercourses. Will it make adverse effect in long term?

I am 30 year old man with no specific disease or medication. I take 25 mg viagra (sildenafil) in most of my intercourses. Will it make adverse effect in long term?

Likely: No medication is without risk or side effect, and this class can be fatal, or lead to surgical emergency resulting in loss of erection function. If you are having erectile dysfunction at 30 years old you need evaluated by a urologist and possibly neurologist to identify problem that symptom is pointing to. Your age group is not highly common to need meds to assist. ...Read more

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After 7 years of seizure medication, I'm told it's not seizures at all so I was taking it for nothing. What are the adverse effects from this?

After 7 years of seizure medication, I'm told it's not seizures at all so I was taking it for nothing. What are the adverse effects from this?

Keep a level head: You need to be sure of the diagnosis. Sometimes it helps to get a second or even third opinion. If you do not require seizure meds and you are on one of the newer ones, chances are you will have had any significant set back other than perhaps financial if you had to pay much out of pocket for the meds. Its a good idea even with the newer medications to have your vitamin d level and folate checked. ...Read more

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Could there be an adverse reaction if I smoke marijuana while on headache medication?

Could there be an adverse reaction if I smoke marijuana while on headache medication?

Yes: Unless you grew and harvested the marijuana yourself, you don't even know what's really in the stuff. It's quite common for marijuana to be adulterated with other substances. Certainly marijuana can worsen the headache. It's possible the marijuana use is triggering, or at least worsening, the headache in the first place. ...Read more

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Can this medication have adverse effects in the form of redness, blisters, lacerations, in the affected area and if so, what can I do? I

Can this medication have adverse effects in the form of redness, blisters, lacerations, in the affected area and if so, what can I do? I

What medication?: It is not clear from your question what medication you are asking about or what you are using the medication for. Try to restate your question, so that an answer can be provided. ...Read more

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Does taking antibiotics and allergy medication cause adverse effects?

Does taking antibiotics and allergy medication cause adverse effects?

Possible: All medications have the potential for side effects. Some are common and expected, others are rare. Most are not serious, but some can be dangerous. The package insert provides useful data, which your doctor can explain. ...Read more

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Will latisse have interactions with other medications I take? I'm on an oral carbonic anhydrase inhibitor for glaucoma. Will using latisse have any adverse affect or interaction? Are there other medications or ointments that might be a problem if used tog

Will latisse have interactions with other medications I take? I'm on an oral carbonic anhydrase inhibitor for glaucoma. Will using latisse have any adverse affect or interaction? Are there other medications or ointments that might be a problem if used tog

Should: Should not have any adverse affect but may result in an even lower eye pressure. You may see if you eye doctor can switch you form the carbonic anydrase inhibitor to Lumigan eye drops which will help the glaucoma and your lashes at the same time (lumigan and Latisse (bimatoprost) are the same medicine). ...Read more

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Medication is giving me adverse reactions to my fibromyalgia, rhuematoid and anxiety. I have been prescribed tramodol for my pain related to fibromyalgia. Unfortunately, it causes my entire back, shoulders, hips and thighs to go into a type of "freeze" t

Medication is giving me adverse reactions to my fibromyalgia, rhuematoid and anxiety. I have been prescribed tramodol for my pain related to fibromyalgia. Unfortunately, it causes my entire back, shoulders, hips and thighs to go into a type of "freeze" t

Hello, sorry: Hello,
sorry to hear about your pain. Tramadol is one of the medications that is prescribed for treatment of chronic pain. It has been used in fibromyalgia and can be successful in some individuals. Tramadol does work with central nervous system, it is considered a "weak opioid", so from that stand point you are getting some central nervous system " coverage". Tramadol is not the only medication that can be tried. There are other ones, such as lyrica, cymbalta, savella (milnacipran) etc that have been utilized in management of this condition. Those medications may or may not be covered by your insurance. Chronic pain is an extremely difficult thing to deal with. It is important to allow some time for medication to stay in your system before you decide that it may bot be working for you.
Good luck! ...Read more

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What are the adverse effects of a diagnosed bipolar patient smoking marijuana while on their prescribed medications?

What are the adverse effects of a diagnosed bipolar patient smoking marijuana while on their prescribed medications?

Bipolar and MJ: Any person with diagnosed bipolar disorder needs to practice solid self-care: regular sleep, exercise, healthy food, compliance with prescribed medications, and avoidance of substance abuse including alcohol. Using recreational substances invites destabilization of neurobehavioral status and possible shift into depression or mania. This includes marijuana. Mj can cause hallucinations too. ...Read more

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Was in ER last night, adverse reaction to OTC medication, SVT along with virus. Blood work showed BNP at 215?? They didn't show concern. Is that ok?

Was in ER last night, adverse reaction to OTC medication, SVT along with virus. Blood work showed BNP at 215?? They didn't show concern. Is that ok?

BNP: Not sure why they checked your brain natiuretic protein levels but the normal values are 0–99 picograms per milliliter (pg/mL) or 0–99 nanograms per liter (ng/L). But tests can exceed so-called normal limits but can only be interpreted in the context of a clinical condition. An ER is not the best place to evaluate this. Go and see a cardiologist who can evaluate you quickly. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What are the worst symptoms of adverse drug reactiosn?

What are the worst symptoms of adverse drug reactiosn?

Anaphylaxis: The worst symptoms include problems breathing or swallowing, slurred speech, fainting, palpitations. Other type of serious reaction is called stevens-johnson syndrome - where you rapidly develop ulcers/blisters in the mouth and lips, and round lesions on the rest of the body that start to slough. These reactions are serious and you should definitely contact emergency services they occur. ...Read more

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How do people classify adverse drug reactions?

Initailly: Adrs are classified into anticipated and unanticipated. ...Read more

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What's the difference between adverse drug event and drug reaction?

What's the difference between adverse drug event and drug reaction?

Drug reaction/event: A simple answer is that a drug event may be a listed side effect of the medication (such as fatigue, diarrhea, dizzyness) and may not be a reason to stop the medication. An adverse reaction is a reason to stop the medication and frequently involves an immune response or a response that is a danger to the patient. ...Read more