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What are the effects of fetal alcohol syndrome?

What are the effects of fetal alcohol syndrome?

Prenatal &/or post-: natal growth failure (of head & or body), characteristic facial features & evidence of some type of brain damage are criteria for FAS I, the most severe end of the spectrum. Read about impaired executive functions, ADHD, Intellectual Disability & other associated Neurobehavioral & medical disorders on www.fasdcenter.samhsa.gov. Seek Early Intervention from 0-3; Special Education from 3- 21. ...Read more

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Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (Definition)

Occurs when mother drinks alcohol during pregnancy especially during the first trimester of pregnancy. Behavioral, learning and physical ...Read more


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What are the effects of fetal alcohol syndrome ?

What are the effects of fetal alcohol syndrome ?

Many : Features vary and are not all always are present. Depend on sevirity and duration of exposure. You may see: decreased growth, decreased mental capabilities, irritability and hyperactivity. Many subtle physical features: small head size, short nose, smooth area under the nose, small and smoth upper lip, abnormal position in joints, sometimes heart problems with abnormalities of their structure. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of drinking alcohol on fetus?

What are the side effects of drinking alcohol on fetus?

Fetal alcohol syndro: It can cause fetal alcohol syndrome it can cause brain damage and affect child behavior . Pregnant women should not drink alcohol at all. ...Read more

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Could alcohol and cigarettes increase the drowsiness side effect of clozapine?

Could alcohol and cigarettes increase the drowsiness side effect of clozapine?

Alcohol and clonazep: Both alcohol and Clonazepam get metabolized in the liver using same pathway. Not only it will add to the sedation, the practice is very risky. I have not heard that tobacco could increase the sedative effect of the drug. ...Read more

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Any irreversible side effects of chlomid?

Any irreversible side effects of chlomid?

No: Clomiphene increases the chance of twinning to between 4-6%, over a baseline rate of 1-2%. Besides not being able to give a twin back, Clomiphene has no other proven ongoing risks. ...Read more

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What is the incidence of fetal alcohol syndrome?

What is the incidence of fetal alcohol syndrome?

Varies: There is fetal alcohol syn. Fas and fetal alc. Spectrum disorder fasd. The later is more incompassing of risks to the fetus when mother drinks. Rates vary by country and ethnicity. Fas incidence is listed in us, 0.5-2/1000 live births. American indians, 9.8/1000 lb. So. Africa, as high as 38/1000 lb. ...Read more

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Side effects of ethosuximide? Is much nausea one of the side effects?

Side effects of ethosuximide?  Is much nausea one of the side effects?

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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What are the bad long term side effects of caffeine consumption on the fetus?

What are the bad long term side effects of caffeine consumption on the fetus?

Unclear.: No long-term studies have addressed this; minimal-to-moderate caffeine consumption appears to be safe as far as perinatal/pregnancy outcomes are concerned. One cannot be certain what (if any) effects maternal caffeine consumption has on the developing fetal brain or cardiovascular system, however excessive intake can cause fetal arrhythmias (irregular heartbeat) and jittery neonatal reflexes. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of long term use of celexa (citalopram)?

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What are the side effects of long term use of celexa (citalopram)?

Celexa (citalopram): I agree that Celexa (citalopram) is safe long-term , as long as regular checkups done to monitor blood work & mood changes. ...Read more

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Possible side effects of long term use of rhinocort together with alcohol?

Possible side effects of long term use of rhinocort together with alcohol?

None: There are no side effects related to the use oh rhinocort and alcohol together. There are no clinically significant long term effects from long term use of rhinocort, but long term use of alcohol could certainly result in adverse effects. ...Read more

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What are the effects of caffeine on fetal development?

What are the effects of caffeine on fetal development?

Great question!: Caffeine crosses the placenta and may have fetal effects - including proarrhythmic tendency in the fetal heart and untold consequences in fetal brain development. Consumption in moderation is not contraindicated during pregnancy, however studies are lacking to assess your excellent question, namely what effect that has on the infant's character and neurolodevelopmental outcome, if any. ...Read more

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What are the long term side effects of chronic hyperventilation syndrome?

Chronic hyperventila: I agree with dr. Tidman, , u can try to relax and breath slowly , if u r not successful. See u pcp , good lick. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of sniffing tramadol?

What are the side effects of sniffing tramadol?

Same as orally: Snorting (sniffing) tramadol is no different than taking orally. Tramadol is a unique analgesic drug with side effects: seizures, coma, difficulty breathing, hallucinations, heart attack. The risk may be increased if mixed with alcohol. Tramadol may cause withdrawal reactions if it has been used regularly for a long time or in high doses. ...Read more

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Might fetal alcohol syndrome only have physical effects?

Hard to say: Most of the apparent physical features like changes in facial structure and heart defects reflect alcohol exposure in the first trimester of pregnancy. Much of the mental deficiency, attention deficit and hyperactivity issues relate to ongoing exposure during the 2nd and 3rd trimesters.Variability in the effects are common in this disorder. It's hard to predict which areas will be most effected. ...Read more

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What are side effects of heavy caffeine use?

What are side effects of heavy caffeine use?

Lack of effect: Eventually u can drink coffee & go to sleep--if u withdraw from caffeine u are tired & get a headache if u stay off of caffeine for a period of time u unplug your receptors and coffee/caffeine will again stimulate u. ...Read more

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What side effects are commonly associated with drinking isopropyl alcohol?

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What side effects are commonly associated with drinking isopropyl alcohol?

Toxic alcohol: Drinking rubbing alcohol cause vomitting, stomach cramps, severe drownsiness which can lead to coma and death! ...Read more