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Placebo (Definition)

Placebos are generally medications and sometimes physical or psychological substitutes which in themselves have no known effect but which cause the patient to feel as if they are getting some effect. They depend upon patient expectations and the fact that there is a strong psychological component ...Read more


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Can alesse start giving me side effects now even tho I started in may? I now get constipated, anxious and bloated on it. But not during placebos?

Can alesse start giving me side effects now even tho I started in may? I now get constipated, anxious and bloated on it. But not during placebos?

Estrogen: Alesse is a combination pill, and your symptoms sound like estrogen excess-related side effects. The fact that you get better in placebo days means that you need a different BCP, possibly a mini pull with only a progestin. See your OB for a switch! ...Read more

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Thoughts on same for depression? Been reading some interesting double blind placebo studies. Celexa (citalopram) is working to a point but I'm not find of side efx

Thoughts on same for depression? Been reading some interesting double blind placebo studies. Celexa (citalopram) is working to a point but I'm not find of side efx

SAM-e: In some studies, sam-e showed benefit in depression. Unfortunately most of those available have small numbers or last less than 6 weeks. One with 250+ people showed sam-e to equal Imipramine in effectiveness but lasted only 4 weeks: http://tinyurl. Com/nx94vre exercise ;/or st. John's wort may be more effective, and are less expensive than sam-e ($80/month). http://tinyurl. Com/kew94zb. ...Read more

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Are there any side effects to skipping one period by taking a new pack of birth control & skipping the placebo week?

Are there any side effects to skipping one period by taking a new pack of birth control & skipping the placebo week?

Low risk: Very few side effects expected. Possibly some spotting but that should be it. In general, there's nothing wrong with continuing to take active pills and skipping over the placebo pills. Every three months or so you should let yourself menstruate by either stopping the active pills or taking the placebo pills. ...Read more

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Can birth control side effects mimic pregnancy symptoms? Started 2nd month, got a full period on placebo, and my pregnant tests are negative. Feel sick

Can birth control side effects mimic pregnancy symptoms? Started 2nd month, got a full period on placebo, and my pregnant tests are negative. Feel sick

Yes.: Oral contraceptives (birth control pills) can mimic the symptoms of pregnancy, including nausea and fatigue. See your gynecologist for help with the symptoms and to rule out pregnancy. ...Read more

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Pregnancy symptoms but without a missed period. Got a heavy period on first month of placebo, neg pregnant tests. Is it safe to say its side effects?

Pregnancy symptoms but without a missed period. Got a heavy period on first month of placebo, neg pregnant tests. Is it safe to say its side effects?

Pregnancy: Is unlikely if you are taking your pills as directed and you have had a period. Talk to your doctor about the side effects you are having. Take care! ...Read more

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I take Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) bcp for 2 years now. This month I want to skip the placebo pills and skip my period. Will I have some side effects? What should I expect?

Mo period: You should feel no different than usual. Just take an active pill every day. Women who do this for an extended time (>3 months) often do have abnormal bleeding. Skipping the placebos on occasion should pose no problem. ...Read more

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What is a side effect of marujuana?

What is a side effect of marujuana?

Many: It does destroy memory cells in the brain and can bring out other psychological problems in a recent study. ...Read more

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Does musterbation has any side effect?

Does musterbation has any side effect?

Very few: If performed too frequently or too roughly, there could be some trauma to the genitals. However, otherwise there are no real physical problems induced by this act.. ...Read more

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What is the side effect of pza-ciba tablet?

What is the side effect of pza-ciba tablet?

Pza: If u imply pirazinamide, it is used to complement treatment of tuberculosis. Some side-effects are joint pains, liver toxicity, nausea/vomiting, anorexia, rash, fever. ...Read more

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Sir what is the side effect of this product?

Sir what is the side effect of this product?

Happy to help: But you forgot to include what the "product" is! ...Read more

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What is the side effect of fertisure m tablet?

What is the side effect of fertisure m tablet?

Cost: There will be ZERO health benefit and ZERO increase in the ability to conceive a child with this product. The side effect from taking a product with no health benefit would be the cost of this ineffective product. ...Read more

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Flurometholone drops is their any side effect?

Flurometholone drops is their any side effect?

Corticosteroid: Used to treat inflammation, but can make bacterial or viral infections worse. See your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Don't know if this is just a side effect of emet?

Don't know if this is just a side effect of emet?

Need more info: Your question is incomplete. What side effect are you asking about and is the medication emetrol? ...Read more

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How to know if I'm having a side effect of st john's wort?

How to know if I'm having a side effect of st john's wort?

St john's wort: According to Drugs. Com potential side effects to St. John’s wort include allergic reaction, rash, abdominal fullness, constipation & ^ skin sensitivity to sunlight. ...Read more

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What is the side effect of overdose of crocin and caumbiflame?

What is the side effect of overdose of crocin and caumbiflame?

Liver damage: With a true overdose, we worry about severe liver inflammation and damage. You usually have to intentionally ingest a very large amount however. Just know that combiflam contains the same active ingredient of crocin, so be very wary about taking too much! ...Read more

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What is the side effect of dexpoten and how can I leave it?

Dependence: Dextromethorphan, , the active ingredient in dexotan is use d medicinally as a cough supressant. In very high doses it can produce symptoms similar to PCP LSD or MDMA. Regular use can lead to dependence and withdrawal symptoms. You should seek the help of a substance abuse rehab program to help in treating withdrawal symptoms. Congratulations on your decision. ...Read more

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Side effect of byetta?

Side effect of byetta?

Pancreatitis worst.: While uncommon, pancreatitis is still considerably increased on byetta. It does potentiate weight loss, requires multiple daily injections, and is valuable in diabetes-2, when properly used by someone familiar with aside-effects. That having been said, the side-effects of uncontrolled diabetes are much worse. ...Read more

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Side effect of lobeline?

Side effect of lobeline?

Lobeline: This drug has a number of different effects of the brain, stimulating the nicotine receptors, blocking serotonin re-uptake, and changing Dopamine metabolism. These will have many different effects on different people. It has been used to help people get off drugs like methamphetamine. ...Read more

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What is the side effect valume?

What is the side effect valume?

Valium?: Memory problems;

drowsiness, tired feeling;

dizziness, spinning sensation;

feeling restless or irritable;

muscle weakness;

nausea, constipation;

drooling or dry mouth, slurred speech;

blurred vision, double vision;

mild skin rash, itching; or

loss of interest in sex.

Addiction. ...Read more

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Is anxiety a side effect of epival?

Is anxiety a side effect of epival?

Side effects of Epiv: Depakote side effects are tremors, inc. Weight, leg cramps, ataxia, swelling of face, hair loss, irregular menses in females, rash, Headaches, upset stomach. ...Read more

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Is there any side effect for oatmeal?

Is there any side effect for oatmeal?

Sure R Side effects: I find that one of the most troublesome and consistent side effects following a bowl of good piping hot, steaming, delicious oatmeal together with dried fruit toppings, blueberries, and UNprocessed (but pasteurized) honey, using non fat steamed milk is that I want at least 1 more bowl...and if there's time....I want another one....especially now the weather is getting a little cooler. ...Read more

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What are the side effect of HSG test?

What are the side effect of HSG test?

Almost none: There are rare cases of patients having an allergy to the contrast material (dye) that is used during the procedure. If someone has a known allergy to x-ray dye from a previous x-ray procedure (ex. Cat scan or ivp study) they can still have the procedure but would be pre-medicated with steroids and anti-histamines prior to the exam. ...Read more

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Marjoram benift and side effect, please?

Marjoram benift and side effect, please?

Marjoram: People make medicine from marjoram’s flowers, leaves, & oil. Tea is used for runny nose & colds, coughs, swollen nose & throat, & ear pain. Also used for various digestion problems including poor appetite, liver disease, gallstones, intestinal gas, & stomach cramps. Safe when used for short periods of time. Skin contact can cause eye & skin swelling. Might be unsafe long-term. Could cause cancer. ...Read more

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What are the side effect of slim 24 pro?

Whey Protein Product: The primary ingredient in Slim 24 Pro is whey protein. The manufacturers in India claim that there are no side effects. However, in general a whey protein diet could cause an increase in bowel movements, fatigue & other problems if allergic to milk. ...Read more

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What are the side effect of too much soy?

What are the side effect of too much soy?

There: Is a ton of salt in it. All things in moderation. ...Read more

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What the side effect of malathion and why?

Organophospate toxin: Don’t swallow or get Malathion in nose, ears, mouth, vagina, or eyes. Protect eyes. If Malathion accidentally comes in contact with eyes, flush them with water to reduce irritation. If irritation continues or you experience vision changes, talk to your doctor. This medication contains an ingredient that could easily catch fire (flammable). Don’t use Malathion on newborns or infants. ...Read more

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Is there a side effect of too much caffeine?

Is there a side effect of too much caffeine?

Caffeine: Caffeine is a psychostimulant and also an addictive substance. It can raise heart rate, blood pressure, and cholesterol. It can cause nervousness, irritability, sleep disturbances, headaches, increased urination, and gastrointestinal disturbances. ...Read more

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Is (antacand) tablet has any side effect? Thnx

If overdone...: ...They can shift the acid-base balance in the body too far toward base. Used as directed, the only possible problem is masking the symptoms of a more serious problem - in effect, feeling better when you are not. ...Read more

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Side Effect (Definition)

A side effect is a potential negative effect of a medication that is being prescribed for ...Read more