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Doctor insights on: Side Effects Of Dialysis In The Elderly

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Which dialysis products can cause side effects such as heart attacks?

Which dialysis products can cause side effects such as heart attacks?

Disease not Rx: It's easy to confuse the disease with the treatment: renal failure, even on dialysis, accelerates atherosclerosis, the underlying cause of heart attacks. It's the renal failure, not the dialysis that is the culprit. ...Read more

Dr. Quresh Khairullah
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Dialysis (Definition)

Simple answer is that it is a medical technology used primarily to provide an artificial replacement for lost kidney function in people with renal failure. Hemodialysis remove wastes and excess water from the blood by circulating blood outside the body through an external filter, called a dialyzer. Blood and dialysate flow through in opposite directions and the ...Read more


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What dialysis products can cause side effects, such as a heart attack?

What dialysis products can cause side effects, such as a heart attack?

Here are some...: Heart attack results from depriving blood supply to coronary arteries, which may be chronic from hereditary and lifestyle as underlying factors or acute from the conditions like low BP, clot-inducing blockage like that in AF, etc. as precipitating factors. In reality, most of patients requiring dialysis have severe underlying factors, which could not be corrected. Based on these understanding, ask ...Read more

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Any ideas on side effects of trimoptin in the elderly?

Any ideas on side effects of trimoptin in the elderly?

Trimethoprim: Trimpotin is a brand of trimethoprim sold in Ireland. Check out http://www.drugs.com/cdi/trimethoprim.html for info regarding this antibiotic. Don't forget to check for drug-drug & drug-condition interactions. And ask about dietary supplement use, too. ...Read more

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Does propofol cause less side effects in the elderly?

Propofol: Propofol causes hypotension. All effects are dose dependent and patient dependent. Your anesthesiologist will adjust the dose based on multiple factors including age. ...Read more

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Why do elderly people have more Ambien (zolpidem) side effects?

Why do elderly people have more Ambien (zolpidem) side effects?

Elderly people: Are gradually winding down due to the fact that aging gradually produces oxidative inefficiency in their cells. They have more side effects from any drug. ...Read more

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Are tylenol (acetaminophen) side effects different for the elderly?

Are tylenol (acetaminophen) side effects different for the elderly?

Lower dose: The maximum dose for Acetaminophen has gotten lower over the years, as there has been more liver problems related to it, at even what we though were 'safe' doses. The maximum dose is 2.4 gms a day and probably less for someone that is frail or who drinks alcohol(. ...Read more

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Should elderly take benztropine to help with td (mouth movements) side effects of antipsychotics?

Should elderly take benztropine to help with td (mouth movements) side effects of antipsychotics?

Maybe: Tardive dyskinesia(td) is an unfortunate side effect of long term treatment with antipsychotics. Benztropine may help with the tremors, but generally is poorly tolerated in the elderly due to sedation, confusion, constipation, etc. It is usually avoided if possible in the elderly. ...Read more

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Do the side effects of antipsychotic use (quetiapine) eventually go away after discontinuing? (uncontrolled mouth movements in elderly)

Do the side effects of antipsychotic use (quetiapine) eventually go away after discontinuing? (uncontrolled mouth movements in elderly)

Please: See your psychiatrist. The side effects you're referring to tardive dyskinesia can be treated pharmacologically. However there isn't a concrete answer regarding if this will remit if medication is discontinued . As always don't cease any medication abruptly and talk to the prescriber. ...Read more

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If someone is not elderly but has kidney failure and doesn't have dialysis how long can they live?

If someone is not elderly but has kidney failure and doesn't have dialysis how long can they live?

Depends: Now a days traditional hemodialysis or even if the blood pressure is low hemofilteration can take care of the kidney failure in an acute situation, and it will be the other problems which will determine the outcome. In the long term if permanent kidney failure is the outcome the best treatment option is a transplant with dialysis for the interim. ...Read more

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Side effects of tamiflu (oseltamivir) in children in the u.S.?

Side effects of tamiflu (oseltamivir) in children in the u.S.?

Indian study: A indian study of 191 children (median age, 3 years), 69 (36.1%) developed adverse drug reactions. Most common symptoms were vomiting (16.2%) followed by neuropsychiatric symptoms (12.6%), diarrhea (12.0%), ear disorders (8.9%), and insomnia (6.8%). Full text available here: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc3127335/?Tool=pubmed. ...Read more

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