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Side effects of tamoxifen?

Side effects of tamoxifen?

Several possible: http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/therapy/tamoxifen the known, serious side effects of tamoxifen are blood clots, strokes, uterine cancer, and cataracts. Other side effects include menopause-like symptoms such as hot flashes, vaginal dryness, joint pain, and leg cramps. But, the benefits of tamoxifen as a treatment for breast cancer are firmly established and far outweigh the risks. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of carmustine, dacarbazine and cisplastin?

What are the side effects of carmustine, dacarbazine and cisplastin?

Many: Side effects of these drugs include nausea, vomiting, fatigue, diarrhea, mouth sores and bone marrow suppression. The suppression of the bone marrow leads to a low white blood cell count and an increased risk of infection. There can also be kidney damage and damage to the nerves in the fingers and toes called peripheral neuropathy. ...Read more

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Side effects of foxamax.

Side effects of foxamax.

many serious ones: I never prescribe Fosamax (alendronate) to my patients; i believe it is a bad drug. It commonly causes side effects like heartburn ; can cause serious side effects like osteonecrosis ; heart arrhythmias. Even worse, it can actually increase the risk of some fractures! see http://bit.Ly/1ba8a2t there are many better alternatives to strengthen one's bones. See http://bit.Ly/1a48ofs ; http://bit.Ly/1a2dbdw. ...Read more

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Side effects of gabapetin?

Limited, thankfully: The common reactions to Gabapentin are somnolence, difficult with breathing, sedation, slurred speech, increased hunger especially for sugars, tremor, reduced coordination. Any of the above should prompt a call to your doctor. ...Read more

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Insomnia side effect of chemo?

Insomnia side effect of chemo?

Depends on chemo: There are so many different types of chemotherapy, that the question is impossible to answer as proposed. Please specify exactly the type of chemotherapy used and then we will look up the rates of insomnia with that particular chemotherapy for you. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Side effects of donazepil?

Side effects of donazepil?

Med side effect: The most common side effect that pt's complain about with donazepil is GI upset like nausea. Several of my pt's have decreased the nausea by taking it with food at night. ...Read more

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Side effects of altace?

Side effects of altace?

Side effects: Common: cough; dizziness; headache; tiredness. Uncommon side effects include allergic reactions, chest pain, low blood pressure, jaundice, loss of appetite, seizures, and others. If you have concerns ask your doctor. ...Read more

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Any side effects of azathioprine?

Any side effects of azathioprine?

Many: It is an immunosuppressive agent so infections can occur. Gi symptoms such as nausea and vomiting and diarrhea are reported. Bone marrow suppression and pancreatitis are other severe known complications associated with this agent. Cancers (especially skin cancers) are more common in people taking immunosuppression drugs. ...Read more

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Side effects of tetracycline?

Side effects of tetracycline?

A few: Tetracycline should not be given in pregnancy due to staining of the teeth of the fetus. Like all drugs tetracycline can cause allergy. It can lead to overgrowth of other organisms particularly candida in the vagina. It might not be effective in some cases and of course will not work for viral illness. It is a useful and very inexpensive drug which is now not being carried in some pharmacies. ...Read more

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Why it is important to establish chloride diuresis prior to cisplatin therapy? How does it prevent renal toxicity?

Why it is important to establish chloride diuresis prior to cisplatin therapy? How does it prevent renal toxicity?

Toxic on kidneys: The Cisplatin is toxic on the kidneys, and when the kidneys concentrate Cisplatin in the urine, it has a much worse effect. Forcing the kidneys to produce large amounts of urine flushes the Cisplatin through faster and even more important, reduces the concentration in the kidney, which dramatically reduces the toxic effects. ...Read more

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Side effects of diuretics?

Side effects of diuretics?

Dehydration: The main function of diuretics is to increase the output of urine, thereby helping to manage high blood pressure. As a side effect of their chronic use, excess amounts of electrolytes can be lost in the urine leading to low levels of potassium, sodium, potassium. Calcium and magnesium levels can also be impaired. Some diuretics may cause the blood sugar to be elevated in diabetics. ...Read more

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Side effects of ovcon-35?

Side effects of ovcon-35?

Birth control effect: Side effects are same as most all ocp's in risk of increase bp, stroke, clots irregular bleeding.... ...Read more

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Side effects of ampiclox?

Side effects of ampiclox?

Side effects: Side effects with ampiclox can include: diarrhea, nausea, heartburn. Allergic reactions: skin rash, interstitial nephritis, vasculitis, exfoliative dermatitis, anaphylactic reaction. May develop ^ liver enzymes. It may impact patients with renal impairment, congestive heart failure or patients receiving allopurinol. ...Read more

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How should I get rid of cefuroxime side effects. ?

How should I get rid of cefuroxime  side effects. ?

Which effects?: Predominantly gi, with nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Generally just stop taking the drug. ...Read more

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Side effects of isovue?

Side effects of isovue?

Contrast reaction: Which is an allergic reaction. Kidney damage. See isovue at drugs.Com for list of side effects. ...Read more

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How common are drug side effects in old adults?

How common are drug side effects in old adults?

More common: Unfortunately as we get older our bodies are much less efficient at getting rid of medicine that we take. This means that a dose for a young adult may be half or less in the elderly depending on their liver kidney function. So often older patients take doses that are too much for them and therefore they get more side effects from this because a regular adult dose is like taking a double dose. ...Read more

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Side effects of mifepristone?

Side effects of mifepristone?

Very Rare: This medication is used to terminate a pregnancy most commonly. Because the medication is used as a single dose most side effects and interactions are rare. There are medication interactions and uncommon side effects which the link below explains in detail. In actual use, it is VERY safe without long term side effects. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a600042.html ...Read more

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Side effects of levocetrizine+montelukast?

Side effects of levocetrizine+montelukast?

Rare: Most of the side effects from levocetirizine is drowsiness (5% or so), montelukast is quite safe although a rare individual may complain of insomnia and even nightmare. ...Read more

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Side effect of ethosuximide?

Side effect of ethosuximide?

It can be.: Side effects of Ethosuximide can include dizziness, headache, sleepiness, decreased appetite, diarrhea, GI upset, nausea, vomiting, balance problems, confusion, altered sleep, itch, enlarged gums, hiccups, tongue swelling, change in blood count, allergic reaction, vision changes, & even psychosis, seizure, lupus, suicidal thoughts and behavior, or severe rash. ...Read more

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Side effects of flovent?

Side effects of flovent?

See below: Most commonly, hoarse voice, thrush (yeast infection in the mouth), dry mouth; flu; headache; nasal discharge; runny nose; sinus swelling; sore throat; stuffy nose; upper respiratory tract infection. ...Read more

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Side effects of chantix?

Side effects of chantix?

Serious Side Effects: Chantix has some serious side effects - change in behavior, agitation, depression, suicidal ideation. You need to know about these before you take the chantix, and report them immediately to your doctor. Chantix is moderately effective to help patients quit, but I have had as many patients with side effects as I have that have done well. Please be careful. ...Read more

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Side effects of duabolin?

Side effects of duabolin?

Several: It is an androgen. It has less toxicity than some other drugs in this family. It can effect sexual function. Cause gynecomastia, liver dysfunction. There are few legitimate medical uses. If for sports or bodybuilding it is not smart. ...Read more

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Can I change my cisplatin dosage to prevent hearing loss and tennitus?

Can I change my cisplatin dosage to prevent hearing loss and tennitus?

Consult your doctor: Please consult your oncologist about Cisplatin dosage - it appears that you do not have hearing loss yet, you just want to prevent it. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of carmustine, dacarbazine and cisplastin?

Many: Side effects of these drugs include nausea, vomiting, fatigue, diarrhea, mouth sores and bone marrow suppression. The suppression of the bone marrow leads to a low white blood cell count and an increased risk of infection. There can also be kidney damage and damage to the nerves in the fingers and toes called peripheral neuropathy. ...Read more

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Any bad effects with the chemo drug cisplatin?

Any bad effects with the chemo drug cisplatin?

Maybe: Cisplatin - like any other chemotherapy drug has potential side effects. The most common is nausea but you can take anti nausea medication. It may cause hair loss and decrease in white blood cell counts. Kidney function should be monitored and IV fluids given. Some long term effects is neuropathy (numbness fingers) and hearing loss but these tend to be due to cumulative dose. ...Read more

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Cisplatin needed. What can I expect?

Cisplatin needed. What can I expect?

Talk to your doctor: Cisplatin - like any other chemotherapy drug has potential side effects. The most common is nausea but you can take anti nausea medication. It may cause hair loss and decrease in white blood cell counts. Kidney function should be monitored and IV fluids given. Some long term effects is neuropathy (numbness fingers) and hearing loss but these tend to be due to cumulative dose. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about cisplatin (platinol)?

What can you tell me about cisplatin (platinol)?

Anticancerous: Cis platinum developed after work at GM employed soluble platinum in catalytic converters for their cars. It was found in next lab that cultures of bacteria and fungus used to test preservatives on fabrics were dying. Electron microscopy showed platinum entering nucleus to destroy DNA. When tumors were evaluated with platinum, chemical localized on tumor membrane showing presence of DNA in that location. Drug does not enter tumor nucleus but is active in destroying many malignancies. ...Read more

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Who should not use Platinol-AQ?

Who should not use Platinol-AQ?

Platinol-AQ: "Cisplatin is contraindicated in patients with preexisting renal impairment. Cisplatin should not be employed in myelosuppressed patients, or in patients with hearing impairment. Cisplatin is contraindicated in patients with a history of allergic reactions to Cisplatin or other platinum-containing compounds." See; http://www.drugs.com/pro/platinol.html ...Read more

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How well do 5-FU and cisplatin work for chemotherapy?

Well: 5fu (fluorouracil) and Cisplatin are older chemotherapy agents but have significant roles in the treatment of a wide variety of tumor types even to this day. ...Read more

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Which company makes the chemotherapy agent cisplatin?

Several companies: There are several manufacturers of Cisplatin in the United States and abroad. ...Read more

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Is it possible for cisplatin to carry out alkylating reactions?

Is it possible for cisplatin to carry out alkylating reactions?

No: The Friedel–Crafts reactions are a set of reactions developed to attach substituents to an aromatic ring. There are two types of reactions: alkylation reactions and acylation reactions. Both proceed by electrophilic aromatic substitutions. When GM use platinum in catalytic converters they found the metal attaching to DNA in bacterial cell cultures, and then determined it attaches to tumor DNA. ...Read more

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Cisplatin (Definition)

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