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Tyramine, side effects?

Tyramine, side effects?

Sympathomimetic: It is an aminoacid which has sympathomimetic action and if absorbed can displace noradrenaline and adrenaline from receptors causing elevated BP / heart rythm problems/ flushing etc.. More common in people taking maoi. ...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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Loperamide side effects dangerous?

Loperamide side effects dangerous?

Rarely: Very well tolerated. Side effects are generally mild and a whole lot better than diarrhea. Major concerns are giving the medication to control symptoms when there is a serious underlying disease, overtreatment with resulting constipation and mild dizziness or lightheadedness. ...Read more

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Side effects of oraboline?

Side effects of oraboline?

Steroid sideeffects: Oraboline is an anabolic steroid and has the same side effects as steroids. Furthermore, i dont know if its any longer available in the us. ...Read more

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Side effects from trihexyphenidyl?

Side effects from trihexyphenidyl?

Drowsiness, delerium: This is used for the symptomatic treatment of parkinson's disease alone or with levodopa. Dose related side effects are common. Drowsiness, vertigo, headache, and dizziness occur in cns. High doses cause nervousness, agitation, anxiety, delirium, and confusion especially in older patients. Blurred vision, dry mouth, impaired sweating, abdominal discomfort, mydriasis and constipation also occur. ...Read more

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Side effects of taking ditecoke?

Side effects of taking ditecoke?

Many: Diet coke has aspartame or sucralose, both of which are toxins. Sucralose kills bowel flora because it is chlorinated sugar. Aspatame causes seizure activity in susceptible individuals. It converts to formaldehyde in the body effectively embalming your brain and liver. Phosphoric acid leaches bone calcium. Artificial sweeteners interfere with hunger signals in the brain. Need more? ...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 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 effects with fluoromethalone?

Side effects with fluoromethalone?

Minimal: Fml (fluorometholone) is a mild steroid so there is a small risk of it raising the pressure in your eye and inducing cataracts. If used with an active infection (especially a herpes infection) it could make it worse. ...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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Side effects of sudafed?

Side effects of sudafed?

Many: Possible side effects include fast or irregular heart beats, tremor, restlessness, insomnia, nausea, vomiting, feeling nervous, high blood pressure, and more. ...Read more

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Any zyban(bupropion) side effects?

Any zyban(bupropion) side effects?

Fairly mild: The side effects of bupropion are fairly mild. Most common are a bit of dry mouth, blurry vision or constipation. You may get a little anxious early on. These mostly go away within 2-3 weeks. In high doses, it can cause seizures, though this is fairly rare (i haven't seen a case in 20+ years of prescribing it). ...Read more

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Any bad senna side effects?

Any bad senna side effects?

Chronic laxative use: "irritant" purgatives cause: melanosis coli (reversible pigmenting of colon lining) which is often seen with chronic senna use, cathartic colon ("floppy" colon with limited muscle tone), & soap or chemical colitis (acute inflammation within hours of "cleansing" enema). See my earlier healthtap answers regarding the longterm systemic consequences of chronic laxative use / overuse. ...Read more

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Dmaa side effects?

Dmaa side effects?

Stimulant.: Contrary to what is on the label and marketing - dmaa is not a natural product and is not found in germaniums. It's been linked to deaths of us servicemen who had had heart attacks during training exercises after taking them. Side effects are same for other stimulants - palpitations, heart racing, elevated blood pressure. Avoid using supplements with dmaa! ...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 effects of pravastatin?

Pravastatin: More serious side effects include: unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness;fever, unusual tiredness, and dark colored urine;chest pain;swelling, weight gain, urinating less than usual or not at all; or nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes) and others perhaps less signficant. ...Read more

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Side effects of ranitidine?

Side effects of ranitidine?

Ranitidine effects: Allergic reaction like to any drug, easy bruisingchange in heart rate fast or slower, vision problems, fever, sore throat, nausea, stomach painfeverchest pain, shortness of breath less serious headache, drowsiness, sleep problems, decrease sex drive. ...Read more

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Keppra/lamictol side effects?

Keppra/lamictol side effects?

Keppra/Lamictal?: There are no specific drug-drug interactions between Lamictal and keppra (levetiracetam). Lamictal is titrated slowly to diminish risk of rash, which can be severe if not addressed. It is generally a very well tolerated medication otherwise. Sleepiness, dizziness, weakness, mild mood changes are the most common side effects with Keppra (levetiracetam) and are usually mild and transient. ...Read more

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How to know if you are allergic to sorbitol?

How to know if you are allergic to sorbitol?

Food allergy: The diagnosis of food allergy requires the presence of allergic antibody (ige) either detected by blood testing (rast) or skin testing and a history of reproducible symptoms following each ingestion. Sorbitol is too small a chemical to trigger ige production however, if symptoms occur every time you consume it, then you have an intolerance to sorbitol. Avoidance is the treatment for both condition. ...Read more

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What is the debate regarding aspartame, sorbitol and mannitol?

What is the debate regarding aspartame, sorbitol and mannitol?

No: Some will accelerate the GI tract motility causing diarrhea, but most sugar-alcohols are great diabetic substitute sweetener. They are less sweet than sugar, and artificial sweeteners are much sweeter. They do stimulate insulin, but less than glucose. Aspartmae is an artifical sweetener. ...Read more

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What is sorbitol?

What is sorbitol?

Sorbitol: Also known as glucitol, is a sugar alcohol, which the human body metabolizes slowly. ...Read more

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How bad is sorbitol for you?

How bad is sorbitol for you?

No: Some will accelerate the GI tract motility causing diarrhea, but most sugar-alcohols are great diabetic substitute sweetener. They are less sweet than sugar, and artificial sweeteners are much sweeter. They do stimulate insulin, but less than glucose. ...Read more

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How long does it take for sorbitol to work?

How long does it take for sorbitol to work?

Sorbitol is a...: ... slow-metabolizing sugar alcohol derived from fruits, corn, and seaweed. What effect are you seeking from it? ...Read more

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What sorbitol is used in whitening toothpaste?

What sorbitol is used in whitening toothpaste?

Sorbitol is sweet: I am not sure what the question is but sorbitol is an artifical sweetener. It would not be helpful in whitening your teeth, just making the toothpaste taste better. Most whitening toothpastes use an abrasive to whiten teeth. ...Read more

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Is there any sorbitol based soap available in india?

Sorbitol soap: You should contact a family member or friend in India to find out. The pharmacies in the USA are unlikely to know. ...Read more

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Does getting sorbitol solution require a prescription?

Does getting sorbitol solution require a prescription?

No: It is over the counter and a prescription is not required. However, you should speak with your health care provider before taking if : stomach or intestine problems -an unusual or allergic reaction to sorbitol, fructose, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives -pregnant or trying to get pregnant -breast-feeding. ...Read more

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What is the difference between d-glucose and sorbitol?

What is the difference between d-glucose and sorbitol?

Completely different: Glucose is a basic sugar with calories to provide energy. Sorbitol is a non-absorbable sugar alcohol which is used to sweeten foods which are often labeled, sugar free. It causes bloating and diarrhea in some. Sugar free foods are not calorie free and often contain more fat to make them taste better. ...Read more

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What is sorbitol? Why is it in gum? Is it harmful to the body?

What is sorbitol? Why is it in gum? Is it harmful to the body?

Sorbitol: Sorbitol is found in fruits and also is added to gum. It is a simple and safe product even if you have diabetes. That said, if you do have diabetes and take sorbitol there might be a slight increase in your blood sugar. You should be able to take care of that. Note: If you really want to chew gum try sugar free gum! ...Read more

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About how long does it take for sorbitol to work as a laxative?

About how long does it take for sorbitol to work as a laxative?

Depends upon the dos: The timing is very much dose driven. A small amount of sorbitol may have no effect, while a larger dose may have a laxative effect within an hour or two. ...Read more

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Help please? How long does it take sorbitol, xylitol, and aspartame to leave your system?

Help please? How long does it take sorbitol, xylitol, and aspartame to leave your system?

Sorbitol and xylitol: are types of sugar that don't promote tooth decay. Aspartame is a sweet tasting food protein that is used as a sugar substitute. All three are normal food substances and your body metabolizes (burns) them just as it does all other foods. They are not dangerous and don't need to be flushed away. You're OK and don't need to worry about them. ...Read more

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I'm wondering how long does it take sorbitol, xylitol, and aspartame to leave your system?

I'm wondering how long does it take sorbitol, xylitol, and aspartame to leave your system?

Fast enough: Some of my teammates will disagree, but i'm unimpressed with the much-touted dangers of these three sweeteners. Some folks do seem allergic to aspertame. If you want to believe the scare stories and still eat sweet stuff while avoiding refined sugar and corn syrup, rediscover natural fresh fruit. Especially, don't let anybody sell you a "purge" to rid of you of past artificial sweeteners. ...Read more

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I am allergic to sorbitol, an ingredient in nearly every gum today. Is there any regular sugar gum out there?

I am allergic to sorbitol, an ingredient in nearly every gum today. Is there any regular sugar gum out there?

Yes: Although you may have gastric problems with sorbitol or other synthetic sugars, I am not sure you are allergic. Many people have gas and diarrhea with these sugars. If i remember big red has only natural sugars. ...Read more

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Is chewing sorbitol gum actually good for your teeth?

Is chewing sorbitol gum actually good for your teeth?

No: I am not aware of any studies showing a benefit to your teeth from chewing gum with sorbitol. However there are numerous studies that show benefits to your teeth from chewing gum with xylitol. ...Read more

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Toothpaste without sorbitol or other "mint" flavors? What can use for toothpaste without ruining the taste of breakfast?

Toothpaste without sorbitol or other "mint" flavors? What can use for toothpaste without ruining the taste of breakfast?

Try this: Brush and floss without any toothpaste before breakfast. Then 15 minutes to 30 minutes after eating breakfast, brush and floss with the toothpaste of your choice. If you can't find a toothpaste that you like, don't use toothpaste. It is not a necessary ingredient to keeping your teeth clean and healthy. Try tom's of maine, it is one of the more natural, organic and mild toothpastes around. ...Read more

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How could you tell if a bacterium fermented either: mannitol, sorbitol, adonitol or arabinose?

How could you tell if a bacterium fermented either: mannitol, sorbitol, adonitol or arabinose?

Need special tests: This is a rather sophisticated question. One that i can only answer in a very simplistic way. Basically, mannitol, sorbitol, adonitol, and arabinose are sugar alcohols. Not all bacteria can process these reduced sugars. The only way to tell is to have special media, each containing only one sugar alcohol with an indicator. Hen the media would be inoculated individually with the bacterium. ...Read more

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Does sorbitol cause an upset stomach?

Dose dependant: A small dose of sorbitol will likely cause no stomach upset, while a large dose that causes a laxative effect may cause a lot of stomach upset. ...Read more

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Will aspartame, xylitol, and sorbitol speed up your metabolism?

Will aspartame, xylitol, and sorbitol speed up your metabolism?

No: Some will accelerate the GI tract motility causing diarrhea, but most sugar-alcohols are great diabetic substitute sweetener. They are less sweet than sugar, and artificial sweeteners are much sweeter. They do stimulate insulin, but less than glucose. ...Read more

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