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What are side effects of gemfibrozil?

What are side effects of gemfibrozil?

Gemfibrozil: Sometimes myalgias or muscle pain. Liver function tests should be monitored periodically. ...Read more

Statins (Definition)

Several drugs exist which lower cholesterol by inhibiting an enzyme in liver cells (hmg-coa reductase) that is involved in cholesterol synthesis. These all have generic names that end in -statin, e.g. Atorvastatin (lipitor) and Simvastatin (zocor). Since nearly all of the meds in this class have been shown to have similar cardiovascular benefits, we often discuss them ...Read more


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What are the side effects of statin?

What are the side effects of statin?

Muscles aches: Muscle aches is the most common and reversible side effect. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of statin drugs?

What are the side effects of statin drugs?

Statin: read this: http://www.webmd.com/cholesterol-management/side-effects-of-statin-drugs?page=2#1

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What are the side effects of simvastatin?

What are the side effects of simvastatin?

Statins: This class of compounds is used to lower elevated levels of fats in the body. Common side effects include abdominal pain, diarrhea, indigestion, and a general feeling of weakness. Rare side effects include joint pain, memory loss, and muscle cramps. Cholestatic hepatitis, hepatic cirrhosis, rhabdomyolysis and myositis have been reported in patients receiving the drug chronically. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of lovastatin?

What are the side effects of lovastatin?

Muscle and liver: Usually nothing, but occasionally muscle pains , or liver irritation, and rarely muscle damage. ...Read more

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What are side effects of prothiaden?

What are side effects of prothiaden?

Prothiaden,is a: A tricyclic antidepressant available in europe. U can read the link below. Take care! http://www.Depression-guide.Com/prothiaden.Htm. ...Read more

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What are side effects of ginko?

What are side effects of ginko?

Many, but often mild: Ginko biloba may cause many side effects such as bleeding disorder(surgical concern, especially when use with Aspirin etc..), constipations, allergic skin reactions, diarrhea, dizziness, impaired fertility, headache, nausea/vomitting, palppiations, restlessness, seizures, weakness, vertigo, and even bleeding in the brain/head... If you r using, consult/inform your doc.. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are side effects of isosorbide?

What are side effects of isosorbide?

Usually headache: This is a long acting nitrate. Usual symptoms are headaches. It can lower blood pressure and cause dizzyness too. ...Read more

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What are side effects of testosterone?

What are side effects of testosterone?

Heart attack & strok: Dr. Patel pointed out the obvious side effects that you can monitor along w/drop in good cholesterol. Too much testosterone supplementation can also increase blood pressure & thicken your blood (polycythemia). These 3 factors can increase your risk for heart attack and/or stroke. Excess testosterone can also be converted into Dht & Estradiol leading to prostate, hair & male breast issues. ...Read more

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What are side effects of propranolol?

What are side effects of  propranolol?

Fatigue : Fatigue is the most common side effect. Other side effects include lightheadedness and low pulse. ...Read more

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What are side effects of anti-depressants?

What are side effects of anti-depressants?

Too broad : There are many classes of antidepressants including maois, tcas, snris, dnris, and ssris. Adverse events vary by class and also between antidepressants within each class. Most patients tolerate antidepressants very well. ...Read more

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What are some side effects of lamivudine?

What are some side effects of lamivudine?

Lamivudine: Black box warnings include: lactic acidosis and severe hepatomegaly with steatosis, severe acute HBV exacerbations in hbv/hiv co-infected patients. Other serious reactions include: hepatotoxicity, pancreatitis, rhabdomyolysis, anemia, anaphylaxis, autoimmune disorders, peripheral neuropathy. Other side effects include: headache, nausea, diarrhea, depression and others. ...Read more

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What are side effects of pyridoxine?

What are side effects of pyridoxine?

None: Pyridoxine (vitamin b6) is non toxic, even in so-called therapeutic doses. One paper in the new england journal of medicine years ago reported that "toxic doses of b6 cause carpal tunnel syndrome". This was an early attempt to crush vitamin therapy and it was simply not true..... But why are you taking it anywaya? ...Read more

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What are side effects of oxcarbazepine?

What are side effects of oxcarbazepine?

Many: Can have effects on liver and bone marrow, serum sodium levels may drop, rare increase in cholesterol. Systemic problems also include, nausea, and stomach upset, drowsiness and dizziness, allergic reactions, adverse drug-drug interactions, and osteoporosis. ...Read more

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What are side effects of acitretin?

What are side effects of acitretin?

Several: Acitretin, or soriatane, (acitretin) is a potent oral retinoid frequently used in patients with psoriasis. It is extremely teratogenic (read: do not take if you may get pregnant) can cause high lipid levels in blood, dry skin and mucous membranes, and liver damage. Also, alcohol use must be avoided while on this medication. ...Read more

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What are side effects of tramadol?

What are side effects of tramadol?

See below: All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most common side effects persist or become bothersome when using tramadol/acetaminophen: constipation; diarrhea; dizziness; drowsiness; increased sweating; loss of appetite; nausea. ...Read more

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What are side effects of rogaine/minoxodil?

What are side effects of rogaine/minoxodil?

Hypotension: If you are taking it for alopecia, the most common side effect is hypotension or low blood pressure, especially when changing position (i.e. Sitting to standing). It is also associated with ankle edema (swelling) due to fluid retention. Some people may experience tachycardia (rapid heart beat or palpitations). ...Read more

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What are side effects of chondroitin?

What are  side effects of chondroitin?

Doesnt work!: Both chondroitin and glucosamine can appreciably increase blood sugar. Their is scant evidence it works. 3.8 bilolion per year spent on these supplments. ...Read more