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Adverse effects of interferon?

Adverse effects of interferon?

Many different.: Interferon can cause many different types of side-effects including anemia, low white blood cell counts, low platelet counts, decreased appetite, tiredness, fatigue and depression. In addition, low grade fever and muscle aches may occur. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Vaccinations (Definition)

Latin word for cow, vacca, because of the smallpox/cowpox work of edward jenner, vaccination is the administration of a substance, live organism or otherwise, that stimulates the immune response to prevent a specific disease. Primarily a preventative procedure, some vaccines can ...Read more


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Varicella vaccination side effect?

Varicella vaccination side effect?

See below: Getting chickenpox vaccine is much safer than getting chickenpox disease, but side effects can include soreness or swelling at the site of the shot, fever, mild rash, or in rare cases seizures or pneumonia. A good resource for prevention recommendations and information, including links to detailed vaccine information, is an iphone/ipod/ipad app called my health checklist 2012. ...Read more

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Cephalexin side effects and safety? Allergic reaction risk?

Cephalexin side effects and safety? Allergic reaction risk?

Urticaria: Cephalexin is an oral antibiotic, belongs to the class of 'cephalosporin'. People who are allergic to 'penicillin" in general, will have cross sensitivity reaction to cephalosporin as well. The drug reaction can vary from mild urticarial rash to severe anaphylaxis, which will be life a threatening situation. Sometimes cephalosporin can give 'drug induced fever' as well. Good luck ! ...Read more

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Brain damage side effect of MMR vaccine?

Brain damage side effect of MMR vaccine?

No: There is no evidence that MMR vaccine can cause brain damage. No studies have been done that find a relationship exists. ...Read more

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1-month old baby?Immunizations and any adverse side effects?

1-month old baby?Immunizations and any adverse side effects?

Hep B: At this age the only recommended vaccine is hepatitis b. As with all vaccines, there is a potential for fever and soreness or redness at the site of the injection. Overall, this is a very well tolerated vaccine. ...Read more

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Corneal implants--any adverse effects?

Corneal implants--any adverse effects?

It depends: There are many types of corneal implants such as intacs, corneal transplants and other more experimental devices; most not available in the usa. Please specify type of device in a follow-up question. Have a good day! ...Read more

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Longlasting effects of childhood immunization?

Longlasting effects of childhood immunization?

Good Health: The oldest current standard immunization is from the mid-20th century. There are no known serious long term side effects. The long lasting effects are less disease, healthier children and millions--that's right-- millions of lives saved! ...Read more

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Any side effects of azathioprine?

Any side effects of azathioprine?

Many: It is an immunosuppressive agent so infections can occur. Gi symptoms such as nausea and vomiting and diarrhea are reported. Bone marrow suppression and pancreatitis are other severe known complications associated with this agent. Cancers (especially skin cancers) are more common in people taking immunosuppression drugs. ...Read more

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Any adverse reactions to raloxifene?

Any adverse reactions to raloxifene?

Flushes, leg cramps: Raloxifene (evista) is used to prevent and treat osteoporosis. It also prevents breast cancer. Although most people do not experience significant side effects, hot flashes and leg cramps may occur. Evista (raloxifene) also slightly increases the risk of thromboembolism (blood clots in the legs or lungs). ...Read more

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Neoral (cyclosporine) 100 mg side effects and safety?

Neoral (cyclosporine) 100 mg side effects and safety?

THis is a brand of: Cyclosporine a. It is safe with monitoring of therapeutic drug levels. Side effects include renal insufficiency, hypertension, fluid retention and fine tremor. ...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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Unpleasant side effects of herceptin (trastuzumab)?

Unpleasant side effects of herceptin (trastuzumab)?

Heart failure: About 4% of women treated with Herceptin (trastuzumab) develop some weakness in their heart. This decrease in heart function is almost always reversible when the drug is stopped. Other side effects of Herceptin (trastuzumab) can include allergic reaction, fatigue, headache and diarrhea. Most of my patients have no side effects! ...Read more

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Hiv medications side effects?

Hiv medications side effects?

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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Side effects from depo-medrol medicines?

Side effects from depo-medrol medicines?

Irregular bleeding: Headaches, mood disturbances, weight gain (about 5 lbs.), transient/reversible hair loss, transient/reversible bone mineral density loss, etc... ...Read more

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Any methotrexate side effects?

Any methotrexate side effects?

Plenty : XX oral dos: Methotrexate is a surprisingly effective drug for many forms of arthritis and the consensus 1st choice for RA by the acr and eular (european). The oral dosage is more problematic because of variable absorption and first-pass effect through liver. It is completely absorbed with sucutaneous injection and doesn't bolus liver. Hair loss can be a problem. Everyone should take 2mg of folic acid. ...Read more

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Any side effects of imiquimod?

Any side effects of imiquimod?

Generally cutaneous: This immune modulator is used topically in treatment of warts and some skin cancers. Can produce extremely severe skin effects, with blistering bloody lesions. Systemic side effects include secondary fungal infections, flu-like symptoms, enlarged lymph nodes, muscle and back aches, and others. ...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 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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Immunization (Definition)

The body is artificially exposed to a dead or weakened organism of a type able to cause disease. The body fights the organism and learns to protect itself, so disease will not develop if exposed to ...Read more