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What Are The Potential Side Effects Of Splenda
Splenda: Splenda is an artificial sweetener. This chemical is made from sugar and the molecular configuration is changed by adding chloride ions. This chemical is new to the homo sapien and therefore the body has no experience with it before its introduction. There has not been enough time for long range human studies to know how safe it is. There is no way to know what the long range side effects are. ...Read more
Depends: There are three main sugar substitutes-equal, slenda & nutrisweet. They have been tested extensively and are believed to be safe, although some people can have some sensitivities to one or another. Then there is stevia, which is plant based. Btw-just because something is natural doesn't necessarily make it safe. The saying-everything in moderation, is the best way to go. Best wishes. ...Read more
Not so much: The first big randomized controlled study to determine the benefits of xylitol in reducing caries in a susceptible population found no statistically significant benefit. I think that the important lesson here is that while xylitol is not a magic bullet, there is much wisdom in limiting the amount of sugar consumed and xylitol may help. ...Read more
Taking into account the side effects, is it possible to use stevia as a fully sugar substitute? Or should it only be used as a complement?
Is splenda safe to take everyday? Long time user anyside effects like other sweetners have? Trying to find out if muscle aches could be a side effect
Probably safe: There are no good data saying splenda is unsafe (or it would be removed from sale) - but that doesn't mean you should take it in large amounts every day. As a sugar substitute, it can have effects on the normal bacteria in your bowels, but i don't believe muscle aches are a known side effect of splenda. ...Read more
What are the potential side effects of long term Clobetasol use. I have been using this for about 2 years on and off, never more than two days in a row, and 4 to 5 days in between. ?
Can be anything: Medications can cause side effects form the minor ones (tiredness, aches); moderate ones (nausea, vomitting, diarrhea, rash); severe ones (allergic reactions, kidney damage, liver damage, blood problems); and finally life-threatening (anaphylaxis, heart damage, lung damge). Always check with your physician and pharamcist to go over side-effects and potential interactions among your presciptions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Talk to your doctor!: Some of the common side effects of Pegasys (peginterferon alfa 2a) (peg-interferon alfa-2a) are fatigue, depression, headache, fever, low white cell count, muscle pain and chills. However, there are potentially more serious side effects as well. The risk of developing side effects may depend on your other health problems. You should talk to your doctor. ...Read more
Prozac (fluoxetine) Side Effects: may include: decreased appetite, nausea, diarrhea, constipation, upset stomach, GI bleeding, weight loss or weight gain, insomnia,^ anxiety or irritability, tremor, headaches, drowsiness, sexual dysfunction, decreased libido, triggering mania, hypomania, psychosis or OCD, hair loss, allergic reaction, hyponatremia, bruising, etc. There is an FDA warning for possible ^ in suicidal ideations. ...Read more
I started taking minocycline a week ago once a day for my acne. What are the potential side effects?
What are the potential side effects of taking zolpidem after consuming alcohol? Aggressive out of character behavior, amnesia?
Yes to both: And a chance to be the guest of honor at your own funeral. ...Read more
What are the potential side effects of using the prohormone halodrol while taking remicade (infliximab) for Crohn's (been in remission for over a year)?
Unknown: As is true for most of the supplements sold over the counter, they are not regulated by the fda. They may or may not contain what is written on the label. There are no studies that demonstrate that they do what they claim to do, and there certainly are no studies to see if they can interact with medications taken for other problems. There are better ways to waste your money. ...Read more
I've heard HGH supplements are good for anti aging and boating sex drive. Is that true? Are they safe? What are the potential side effects?
Don't do it: The people who tell you this will tell you anything to sell you the stuff. Growth hormone stimulates growth in all tissues. You don't always want growth (think "cancer"). Google "acromegaly" (tumors that make excess hgh) and see if you want to have a condition like that. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was given 100mg of Macrobid at the ER without being notified of the potential side effects. Can I safely throw it up?
I have a 14.5 year old son with moderate to severe acne. Is it true that one of the potential side effects is premature epiphyseal closure???
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