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What are side effects for chronic motor tics drug treamtments?

What are side effects for chronic motor tics drug treamtments?

Depends greatly: The side effects of any drug treatment depends greatly on which drug is being used as well as who is taking it. Side effects vary from person to person. Additionally, you may have the option of several different classes of medications for chronic motor tic treatment, each with their own side effect profile. You can search each drug individually for their listed side effect profile. ...Read more

Dr. Guillermo Philipps
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Tics (Definition)

Repetitive movements include motor tics such as lip smacking, head turning, jerking, or tremor : verbal tics such ...Read more


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What are the side effects for chronic motor tics drug treamtments?

What are the side effects for chronic motor tics drug treamtments?

MOTOR TICS RX: There are no specific rx. Anticholinergic rx causes weight gain. Clonidine will cause fatigue and hypotension.Opiods and benzodiaxepines addiction, while antipsychotics side effects are dysphoria, tardive dyskinesia and parkinsonism. ...Read more

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I started taking orap (pimozide) for my tics but it wanted dose without getting side effects?

I started taking orap (pimozide) for my tics but it wanted dose without getting side effects?

Talk to your Dr.: No medication is completely without risk of side effects, unfortunately. However, if your side effects are intolerable, please talk to your doctor. It's possible that you may need a different dose or even a different medication. ...Read more

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Are tics that are caused by medication side effects also called tourette's syndrome?

Are tics that are caused by medication side effects also called tourette's syndrome?

Depends: Many children who will develop tourette syndrome (ts) may first seem to have "typical" symptoms of adhd at age 6 or younger, which may result in their receiving stimulants. The average age of diagnosis of ts is about 8 years. Stimulants can unmask tics, so it may look like they are the cause. If vocal and motor tics continue even when the stimulant is stopped or start later, it is still ts. ...Read more

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I have ADHD and the medication side effects are beggining to give me tics/tourrettes. Should I stop?

I have ADHD and the medication side effects are beggining to give me tics/tourrettes. Should I stop?

Discuss with doctor: Many of the stimulant medications can exacerbate tics. Some of the other medications used for adhd also treat tics. It is important to discuss with you treating physician as options would include switching the medication, adding another medication, or stopping the medication. ...Read more

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Started 0.5mg of klonopin (clonazepam) for anxiety & mainly chronic motor tics. What kind of side effects can I expect from this med? & can it be taken long term?

Started 0.5mg of klonopin (clonazepam) for anxiety & mainly chronic motor tics. What kind of side effects can I expect from this med? & can it be taken long term?

Not best long-term: Klonopin not usually the best long-term treatment for anxiety, at least not as initial choice. Zoloft (sertraline) is better choice for chronic anxiety. Klonopin could be used as-needed while waiting for zoloft (sertraline) to take effect-- other non-addictive medications could be tried first for the chronic motor tics. Klonopin is addictive if taken on regular basis; causes drowsiness; can cause depression long term. ...Read more

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Symptoms and side effects of nonfunctioning thyroid?

Symptoms and side effects of nonfunctioning thyroid?

Multiple effects: A truly non-functioning thyroid with almost no thyroid hormone synthesis will show many symptoms: most commonly dry hair/nails/skin, mental slowing, loss of eyebrows, weight gain, heart slowing, constipation, menstrual/sexual dysfunction, swelling, et al. This definitely requires thyroid replacement. However, the most commonly seen mild hypothyroidism (tsh 4-10) usually has very few effects seen. ...Read more

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What the symptoms and side effects of hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism?

What the symptoms and side effects of hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism?

Hyper/hypothyroidism: Hyperthyroidism= palpitation, diarrhea, feeling hot all the times, weight loss, nervousness, exospthalmos (bulging out of eye balls)

hypothyroidism= tiredness, constipation, feeling cold all the times, depression, weight gain, hoarseness... ...Read more

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Can the symptoms and side effects of a pituitary tumor be cured by removing the tumor?

Can the symptoms and side effects of a pituitary tumor be cured by removing the tumor?

Sometimes: About 80-85% of patients will have a cure from resection of their pituitary tumor. Unfortunately the remaining patients will have remnant symptoms from the tumor or recurrent tumor with recurrent symptoms over the upcoming years. Please fully discuss with your neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms and side effects as the child grows older of early brain damage that wasn't diagnosed?

What are the symptoms and side effects as the child grows older of early brain damage that wasn't diagnosed?

Depends on variables: Depends on which areas were involved and the babies abilities to work around the injury. Different from a mature adult brain, a babies brain has some flexibility in routing new wiring to make up for injuries. Some kids will nor show deficits until we expect to see a function, like walking well, or reading, etc. ...Read more

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Has anyone experienced side effects or symptoms with megace (megestrol)?

Has anyone experienced side effects or symptoms with megace (megestrol)?

Yes, it is possible: This is a very strong progestin medication and is often associated with weight gain, fluid retention, possible blood clots and high blood sugars. Other side effects are possible but less common. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of risperidal (risperidone) for psych symptoms?

What are the side effects of risperidal (risperidone) for psych symptoms?

Risperdal: Common are sedation, tremors, nausea, headaches, stiffness & weight gain. ...Read more

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How long are the side effects and symptoms of propylthiouracil supposed to last?

How long are the side effects and symptoms of propylthiouracil supposed to last?

Depends on side effc: Side effects such as skin reaction and joint pain tend to resolve within 1-2 weeks from cessation. Bone marrow suppression can take a bit longer. Liver damage however can be irreversible. Please talk with your doctor if you are experiencing any usual symptoms. ...Read more

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Why are the side effects of HIV medication the same as the symptoms of the disease itself?

Numerous: Multiple classes of anti-retrovirals each containing several different drugs and each with a wide spectrum of side-effects. Too much information to be transmitted in this venue. If you are concerned about a specific compound, rephrase the question. ...Read more

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What's the best safest medicine for anxiety? I don't have all symptoms of anxiety but I feel like I may benefit from meds with no side effects.

What's the best safest medicine for anxiety? I don't have all symptoms of anxiety but I feel like I may benefit from meds with no side effects.

None are LT safe: Long term use of any is not good. None are certain to have no side effects. Short term can be helpful esp if combined w/ CBT therapy to learn mgmt skills. If your spread of symptoms is not too bad, it might be sufficient alone. Also, you handle life more successfully. Let a good psychotherapist evaluate you and recommend Tx options. Best! ...Read more

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What are the side effects or symptoms of syphilis like the kind al capone had?

What are the side effects or symptoms of syphilis like the kind al capone had?

A/W Dr. Schifilliti: Of interest, alphonse (al) capone was reported to have died in 1947 from cardiac arrest related to tertiary syphilis. His son, albert francis capone was born with congenital syphilis. Al capone was reported not to have been appropriately treated for syphilis ; mistook remission of symptoms for being disease - free. This mayo clinic article describes symptoms of tertiary syphilis:. ...Read more

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About how long does the plan b one step pills side effects last? If my body is not used to these pills could the symptoms last longer?

About how long does the plan b one step pills side effects last? If my body is not used to these pills could the symptoms last longer?

5 days: It is unusual to have symptoms longer than 5-7 days. If they last longer or if you have worrisome symptoms such as excessive bleeding see your doctor. All the best. ...Read more

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Which symptoms are a result of my stroke, and which are side effects of simvastatin?

Which symptoms are a result of my stroke, and which are side effects of simvastatin?

See below: Simvastatin adverse events include muscle weakness diffusely with/without pain, and cognitive difficulties. Stroke may cause acute focal weakness, numbness, speech problems, visual loss, incoordination, etc. If confusing, contact your doc. ...Read more

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How can I find out if I have Addison's disease? Or maybe my symptoms are side effects of levothyroxine?

How can I find out if I have Addison's disease? Or maybe my symptoms are side effects of levothyroxine?

Cortisol: Assessment for adrenal insufficiency involves measurement of blood level of cortisol, and confirming a reduced response of the adrenal gland to produce cortisol after administration of an IV dose of ACTH (cosyntropin). ...Read more

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What are the side effects of gabapentin? Which symptoms are most serious and require immediate medical attention?

What are the side effects of gabapentin? Which symptoms are most serious and require immediate medical attention?

Neurontin (gabapentin): Gabapentin is usually well tolerated unless you are allergic to it. Side effects include drowsiness, poor coordination, blurry vision, fatigue and tremors (shaking). It can cause profound depression in some patients who are taking anticonvulsant medication. ...Read more

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What are the main side effects of diabetes? Is it normal for a nineteen year old to feel these symptoms, ? It is in my family history

What are the main side effects of diabetes? Is it normal for a nineteen year old to feel these symptoms, ? It is in my family history

Many: Do not wait for small (blindness, kidney failure, or foot amputation) or large (heart attacks or stroke) blood vessel diseases. If you family history puts you at risk do not wait for symptoms, have your doctor check your blood sugar. ...Read more

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What would u say is the best medication for fibro type symptoms is with the least side effects? Also does chronic pain or fibro ever just go away

What would u say is the best medication for fibro type symptoms is with the least side effects? Also does chronic pain or fibro ever just go away

The best is you.: The best medicine is to work on becoming well. Normalize your sleep, eating, exercise, learn to breathe through the pain, and seek joy in the moment. Surround yourself with loving positivity, and learn to separate who you are from the way your body feels. You can make pain go away, but since we do not know what causes the conditions, we have no cure. Your mind is the most powerful medicine. ...Read more

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I had 25+ facet Rhizotomies L3-4-5-S1- (every 3 months)What r the long term side effects-can this cause disc issues-have facet anth.-what r symptoms?

I had 25+ facet Rhizotomies L3-4-5-S1- (every 3 months)What r the long term side effects-can this cause disc issues-have facet anth.-what r symptoms?

Too many: You have had too many rhizotomies. Generally we do not recommend more than once a year. It will not cause disc problems, but will cause more advancement of the facet arthritis. ...Read more

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49 & have yopd. I have terrible side effects from all meds. Mid level motor and non motor symptoms. Do not want dbs. See mds. Can I wait to start meds?

49 & have yopd. I have terrible side effects from all meds. Mid level motor and non motor symptoms. Do not want dbs. See mds. Can I wait to start meds?

See my answer below: Have you tried the newer medicines like Azilect and Neupro (rotigotine) patch. These are better tolerated and have a sustained action. ...Read more

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Are there any side effects for taking renetedine for GERD symptoms for a long tine?

Are there any side effects for taking renetedine for GERD symptoms for a long tine?

Ranitidine: Although it is possible for any drug to have side effects, ranitidine is one of the more safe drugs in use these days. Most people who require ranitidine long term for acid reflux do not suffer any adverse effects. If you notice any symptoms that you think may be due to your medication, you should contact your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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How to tell if my symptoms are side effects of birth control?

How to tell if my symptoms are side effects of birth control?

Most have none: Most women who take birth control pills have no side effects, but the most common side effect in the first 1-3 months is irregular, unpredictable bleeding that gets better over time. Other possible side effects include breast tenderness, nausea, mood changes, headaches. One way is to see if you feel better when you're on the placebo pills. If so, talk with your dr. There are many bc options. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about side effects or symptoms with megace or megestrol acetate?

Can you tell me about side effects or symptoms with megace or megestrol acetate?

Many side effects.: Body as a Whole: abdominal pain, chest pain, infection, thrush and sarcoma
Cardiovascular System: cardiomyopathy and palpitation
Digestive System: constipation, dry mouth, hepatomegaly, increased salivation and oral thrush
Blood: leukopenia
Metabolic and Nutritional: LDH increased, edema and peripheral edema
Nervous System: paresthesia, confusion, convulsion, depression
More. Many side effects ...Read more

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Is it possible for topamax (topiramate) to cause permanent side effects and withdrawal symptoms?

Is it possible for topamax (topiramate) to cause permanent side effects and withdrawal symptoms?

Have not seen or: Heard about any cases where Topirimate side effects did not go away after the drug was stopped. You don't say what your symptoms are, so I have no clue. It certainly has been reported to have a discontinuation syndrome with anxiety, insomnia, and even seizures, and it is always recommended, with ANY anticonvulsant, to taper it and not stop abruptly unless for severe side effects. ...Read more

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Are there any other side effects or have anyone experienced symptoms from prolong use of prednisone?

Are there any other side effects or have anyone experienced symptoms from prolong use of prednisone?

Many side effects: Prednisone has considerable risk with longterm use. That risk depends on the dose taken and the length of time it is used. Side effects include infection risk, weight gain, diabetes, bruisability, cataracts, osteoporosis, muscle weakness and sometime known as avascular necrosis. ...Read more

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I take Oxybutinin 5mg 3xday and I want to stop because of the side effects. Will I have withdrawal symptoms?

I take Oxybutinin 5mg 3xday and I want to stop because of the side effects. Will I have withdrawal symptoms?

Here are some...: Generally speaking, discontinuing oxybutynin should leave no undue withdrawal side effect. Since the process of doing so is not urgent, you may just decrease 5 mg per day every 2-3 days so to totally rid its use in 6-9 days. If still in doubt, ask the prescribing doctor timely. Best wish to health, urinary urgency, etc. ...Read more

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I was curious as to a hypothetical situation of the side effects/symptoms of the succinylcholine chloride injection administered orally.

I was curious as to a hypothetical situation of the side effects/symptoms of the succinylcholine chloride injection administered orally.

Dangerous: This is a very potent drug that is given intravenously only. Using it orally there is some possibility of it being absorbed through your mucus membranes. It is really playing with danger to attempt oral administration. Death is one side effect. ...Read more

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I have been prescribed 1ML of progesterone creme twice daily to help control menopausal symptoms is this safe, what are the side effects?

I have been prescribed 1ML of progesterone creme twice daily to help control menopausal symptoms is this safe, what are the side effects?

Progesterone: Please go online and read all you can about effects of progesterone.

Then you need to find out why your did not discuss this properly with you!! ...Read more