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What side effects are associated with Zanaflex (tizanidine)?

What side effects are associated with Zanaflex (tizanidine)?

Side Effect Zanaflex (tizanidine): The main Side Effects include the following: drowsiness or dizziness; feeling anxious or nervous; numbness or tingling; stomach pain, diarrhea, constipation, vomiting;
fever;dry mouth; muscle weakness, back pain;increased muscle tone or spasms ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Muscle in my back. Are there any side effects of zanaflex (tizanidine)?

Muscle in my back. Are there any side effects of zanaflex (tizanidine)?

Sedation: Sedation is the most common side efffect seen. Dry mouth is also an issue. Zanaflex (tizanidine) is a great drug for muscle spasm. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of zanaflex (tizanidine)?

Zanaflex (tizanidine): See: http://www. Drugs. Com/sfx/zanaflex-side-effects. Html

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What are the side effects of tizanidine?

What are the side effects of tizanidine?

MANY mainly sedation: Any medication can cause a rash. But since tizanidine (zanaflex) is a 'muscle relaxer' it can cause sedation.
It can also cause: dizziness, nervousness, depression
vomiting, tingling sensation in the arms, legs, hands, and feet
dry mouth, constipation, diarrhea, stomach pain, heartburn, increased muscle spasms and sweating. Tizanidine is used to relieve the spasms due to multiple sclerosis (ms). ...Read more

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My son was prescribed straterra for inattentive add. Is one of the side effects weight loss?

My son was prescribed straterra for inattentive add. Is one of the side effects weight loss?

Less than others: Strattera (atomoxetine) can produce stomach upset which can decrease intake and result in weight loss, but this is different than the weight loss associated with stimulant medications which directly suppresses appetite. Weight loss is MUCH less common than with other types of ADHD meds. ...Read more

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Is there any medicine for weight loss which has no side effects?

Is there any medicine for weight loss which has no side effects?

I wish...: The holy grail of medicine. There are few absolutes in the world of doctoring. However, I'm going to go out on a limb with this one and say that there is absolutely no such thing. But if there was, i'd be using it for sure. Nothing replaces what we know: more calories in than burned = weight gain. Less calories in than burned = weight loss. I wish it weren't so. ...Read more

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Is weight loss a common side effects of levofloxacin?

Is weight loss a common side effects of levofloxacin?

Levoflaxacin: No that should not be an issue but please discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Weight loss therapy is beneficials...N without any side effects?

Weight loss therapy is beneficials...N without any side effects?

Side effects: Unfortunately, no drug of any kind is free of side effects. Even lifestyle change can have side effects (exercise causes muscle aches for example).

If free of heart disease, low dose Phentermine therapy has a growing amount of data for effective use with low side effects (stimulant effect, dry mouth, constipation) in the setting of calorie reduction. ...Read more

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How does weight loss pills work and do they have long term side effects?

How does weight loss pills work and do they have long term side effects?

Sadly, they don't: Weight loss pills are of 3 types: "speed"-like drugs (rx e.g. Meridia; prior otc e.g. Ephedrine), blocking agents (e.g. Alli) and bad/miscellaneous agents (e.g. Thyroid, diuretics). Problems: if from the 'net, you have no idea of actual contents. Alli (orlistat) works in exchange for 'anal leakage' of unabsorbed grease-yuk! Weight may drop but with kcal in > kcal out, weight always rises. ...Read more

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Side effects of Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine). .. Is there always weight loss?

Side effects of Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine). .. Is there always weight loss?

Common side effects: Decreased appetite & subsequent weight loss is one of the common side effects of vyvanse, (lisdexamfetamine) but no one has every possible side effect from any medications. Other side effects include difficulty sleeping, and upset stomach. ...Read more

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Is oxyelite pro tablets for weight loss safe to use? What are its side effects?

Is oxyelite pro tablets for weight loss safe to use? What are its side effects?

Who knows: Since it's a proprietary blend of various herbs and supplements -- no one knows what's in it. One thing we do know, however, is that it won't help you lose weight, except in your wallet. Whether it's safe or not is a different matter. That only gets studied if people develop toxicity or die after using it. Save your money and your health. Eat less/exercise more to lose weight. ...Read more

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Is oolong tea effective for weight loss? Does it have any harmful side effects?

Is oolong tea effective for weight loss? Does it have any harmful side effects?

Like the taste: If you do, that's the only reason to drink it, because it won't help weight loss or any other medical condition. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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I've been taking topamax (topiramate) for 2 months and I don't like the side effects. Except for the weight loss. Can I just stop taking it?

I've been taking topamax (topiramate) for 2 months and I don't like the side effects. Except for the weight loss. Can I just stop taking it?

Maybe: Topomax is used for a wide range of medical conditions. Not knowing the specific condition you've been prescribed this medication, it may not be a good idea to stop taking it on your own without the input of the prescribing the doctor. ...Read more

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Are linseeds helpful for weight loss? If so, do they have any side effects?

Are linseeds helpful for weight loss? If so, do they have any side effects?

Theoretically: Linseeds add fibre, and they might increase your metabolic rate as they are relatively high in essential fatty acids. This could lead to weight loss. As to side effects, if you eat too many seeds with not enough water it could lead to bowel obstruction. I prefer a balanced, lower fat and carbohydrate and physical activity for weight loss. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are some of the side effects of weight loss drugs?

What are some of the side effects of weight loss drugs?

Depends: It depends on which drugs you mean. In the case of what are called stimulants, such as Phentermine or adipex, the side-effects can be substantial and significant and may include jitteryness, insomnia, anxiety, agitation, depression and even psychosis and paranoia. One needs to carefully weight the risks and benefits of any treatment with the risks and benefits of not having the treatment. ...Read more

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Is ultra lipolysis advisable for weight loss? Are there any serious side effects?

Is ultra lipolysis advisable for weight loss? Are there any serious side effects?

No: Liposuction of any sort should not be used for weight loss regimen. Liposuction is best used to treat resistant areas of adiposity for volume reduction. Even a "big" liposuction with removal of liters and liters of fat will result in very modest weight loss. ...Read more

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Do herbal products for weight loss have side effects on body, and we left after weight loss. Weight comes back.

Do herbal products for weight loss have side effects on body, and we left after weight loss. Weight comes back.

Weight loss is only: Maintained if one continues to have a healthy lifestyle: physical activity ; moderate calories/ nutritious food. Just as all medications have potential for side effects- so don't herbal products. By the way, don't expect herbals or meds to take weight off of you - that requires committment, exercise ; smart eating. Take care. ...Read more

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Side effects of water weight loss pills?

Side effects of water weight loss pills?

Dehydration...: Never a good way to lose weight as it is temporary until you rehydrate. Plus it can lead to electrolyte problems which can be extremely harmful. Stick with a good diet and exercise regimen instead. ...Read more

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What negative/positive side effects of weight-loss surgery are there?

What negative/positive side effects of weight-loss surgery are there?

Lifestyle: Be prepared to change how you eat for life -- how much, how frequently, and what you can tolerate. Gastric bypass surgery, besides changing how much you can eat, also changes absorption in your gut (because you are bypassing a portion of your GI tract). The positives are seen beyond weight loss - the decrease in risk of hypertension, diabetes, and sleep apnea may be life saving for many people! ...Read more

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Is green tea safe to drink 3cups daily for weight loss? What are side effects and benefits of green tea?

Is green tea safe to drink 3cups daily for weight loss? What are side effects and benefits of green tea?

Safe, but: It won't help you lose weight. You can only do that by eating less and exercising more -- plus the diet rx's you're already on can help you, but only for as long as you take them. The diet and exercise can work for the rest of your life. If obesity is severe, bariatric surgery should at least be investigated. ...Read more

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Does thermage tightening loose saagy skin on thighs resulting frm weight loss? AGE 23. Any side effects?

Does thermage tightening loose saagy skin on thighs resulting frm weight loss? AGE 23. Any side effects?

It can, however: The effect may be limited. There are side effects, primarily pain if there is not good premedication and topical anesthesia. Any RF system should include an infrared camera that the operator can check the temperature of the skin to make sure that it is not high enough to burn the skin. Ask the provider how s/he will prevent against burning and to show you B/A photos of someone with same problem ...Read more

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Help! Need to know if there's any weight loss pill or supplement that will be safe, work and have no bad side effects for me?

Help! Need to know if there's any weight loss pill or supplement that will be safe, work and have no bad side effects for me?

Weight loss drugs: There are numerous weight loss drugs and herbal supplements on the market. However, most physicians and dieticians would recommend healthy eating and exercise over taking any type of drug (which can have side effects, especially herbal supplements that are not regulated by the fda). Weight loss comes from burning off more calories than you eat. Personally, I never recommend diet pills for patients. ...Read more

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How can I get off of Latuda (lurasidone) and take Adipex for weight loss. Will there be side effects of getting off of Latuda (lurasidone)...

How can I get off of Latuda (lurasidone) and take Adipex for weight loss. Will there be side effects of getting off of Latuda (lurasidone)...

Latuda (lurasidone) side effect?: Weight gain is a common side effect of Latuda (lurasidone) which you take. If weight gain is from this med, discuss alternatives with prescribing doctor. Healthy eating, increased exercise and adjusting Latuda (lurasidone) dose or trying another med less likely to cause weight gain is worth trying first. You may not need an appetite suppressant like Adipex. I hope this helps. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Have any doctors prescribed the med Belviq (lorcaserin) for weight loss? I just saw an ad for it on TV & and the side effects sound awful. It doesn't even describe what the drug even is! What is it?

Have any doctors prescribed the med Belviq (lorcaserin) for weight loss? I just saw an ad for it on TV & and the side effects sound awful. It doesn't even describe what the drug even is! What is it?

Belviq (lorcaserin): It is a serotonin receptor drug (similar to the old flenfluramine which was taken off the market in 1997 because of heart valve issues associated with it). The new drug is at a lower dose, but still some concern for heart valve issues. 50% of users lost 12 pounds over 1 year vs 23% on placebo. Cannot be used with certain anti-depressants (SSRI or MAOI's) nor with tramadol (Ultram). ...Read more

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Ear clamps for weight loss how effective it is and is there any side effects?

Ear clamps for weight loss how effective it is and is there any side effects?

Unscientific placebo: Hi. Wow! Where does this stuff come from?! I must say, it's entertaining. No, unfortunately not effective. Think how nice and easy that would be for an overweight/obese society to treat one of its greatest threats to health! Ear clamps for weight loss are under the "snake oil" category. ...Read more

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Hello is maitake mushroom drops safe to take for weight loss and are there side effects?

Hello is maitake mushroom drops safe to take for weight loss and are there side effects?

Maitake Mushrooms: Maitake mushroom drops do not show enough evidence to be used for weight loss in humans. It also hasn't been studied enough to find all the side effects, however, it can affect blood sugar and interact with diabetic medications. For weight loss, the best idea is to eat a healthy diet including fruits and vegetables. Also, increase water intake and gradually increase exercise. ...Read more

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How can I stop weight loss after a grastic sleeve? Did it 10 months ago but still can't eat much, and does it have any long term side effects?

How can I stop weight loss after a grastic sleeve? Did it 10 months ago but still can't eat much, and does it have any long term side effects?

You can't: The point of the sleeve is to reduce your ability to eat; it does so by decreasing the size of your stomach; therefore, you will continue to be only able to eat small amounts at any one time; what you have to do is to eat small meals on a frequent basis; if you have reached your goal weight (i.e. Normal) and you are still losing weight, then talk to your doctor;. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use L-carnitine injection for weight loss? What are the side effects?

Is it safe to use L-carnitine injection for weight loss? What are the side effects?

Not proven: There is no scientific evidence that L-carnitine injections lead to significant or lasting weight loss. Side effects from injections can include infection at the injection site. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Tizanidine (Definition)

A muscle relaxant to help relax spastic muscles. Can help with pain caused by contracting ...Read more