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What are the side effects of chemotherapy?

What are the side effects of chemotherapy?

Totally variable: Completely depends on which chemotherapy agents are being used (ex bleomycin vs. vincristine) Talk to your oncologist, and be selective when getting info from internet. Can start here: http://m.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/treatmenttypes/chemotherapy/understandingchemotherapyaguideforpatientsandfamilies/index Take care. ...Read more

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Chemotherapy (Definition)

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What are the side effects of radiotherapy?

What are the side effects of radiotherapy?

Radiotherapy: Mostly local skin burn, redness and local pain. Late side effects of possible development of cancer. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of radiation and chemotherapy?

What are the side effects of radiation and chemotherapy?

Too many!!!!: Chemotherapy may cause hair loss, nausea, vomitting, diarrhea, mouth sores, low blood counts, severe infections, kidney damage, nerve damage, liver damage, heart damage, memory changes, constipation, skin rashes among other side effects. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of tamoxifen?

What are the side effects of tamoxifen?

Tons: The common ones are bone pain; constipation; coughing; hot flashes; muscle pain; nausea; tiredness; vaginal discharge; weight loss. Severe ones are even a more comprehensive list - allergic reactions, vaginal bleeding, chest pain, coughing up blood, dark urine, decreased libido and so .... On. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of abiraterone?

Abiraterone: See: http://www.drugs.com/sfx/zytiga-side-effects.html

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What are side effects of chemotherapy?

What are side effects of chemotherapy?

Depends on the drugs: There are many types of chemotherapy. They all cause rapidly-dividing cells to die, which might cause hair loss, mouth ulcers, decreased white blood cell counts, upset stomach, nausea, fingernail changes, and tingling. Ask your doctor about your regimen, because side effects are different for each drug. For example, some chemotherapies don't cause hair loss! ...Read more

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What are the side effects of the radiation therapy?

What are the side effects of the radiation therapy?

Too many: Side effects depend the area of the body which is being radiated- dry mouth & mouth sores (oral cancers), diarrhea (pelvic radiation), shortness of breath (lung radiation), hair loss (brain radiation), stomach ulcers and bleeding (stomach radiation). General side effects can include severe fatigue, low blood counts, skin rash and discoloration. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of amiodarone?

What are the side effects of amiodarone?

Multiple: Amiodarobe is a very effective anti arrhythmic drug, but unfortunately has lots of side effects when used for long term (years). It can affect the lungs, thyroid, liver, eyes and skin. Usually twice a year blood tests and yearly chest x ray can detect these side effects before they become clinically manifest. Most importantly, almost all the side effects disappear once the medication is stopped. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of hysterectomy?

What are the side effects of hysterectomy?

Depends on: What type of hysterec, the reason it is being done and your body condition, your gyn should discuss all of that with you before hand and have u sign a consent form if you are going to have surgery and your gyn can discuss all of this with you before the surgery as u may not want to have it, after the discussion depending on your circumstances. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of vidastat?

What are the side effects of vidastat?

Vidastat=Simvastatin: 1 in 10 people will get muscle aches. 1 in 100 will get mildly elevated liver tests. 1 in 1000 may have serious side effects involving the liver or muscles. The vast majority of people can take it with no side-effects. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of tibolone?

Tibolone: Please go online to Tibolone and you will find some very readable and understandable articles. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of amiodarone[cordarone]?

What are the side effects of amiodarone[cordarone]?

Many: The most serious reaction that is due to amiodarone is interstitial lung disease.Hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, corneal micro-deposits, gynecomastia, epididymis, peripheral neuropathies, blue-grey discoloration of the skin and inflammation of the liver. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of Zelapar?

What are the side effects of Zelapar?

See this page.: Zelapar is a drug used to treat Parkinson's disease.It's generic name is selegiline. Foods and some over the counter meds you eat may interact with this medication and should be avoided. See this page for more details, including side effects: https://www.drugs.com/zelapar.html Do not take any over the counter meds or supplements that your doc has not okayed. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of sarcoidosis?

What are the side effects of sarcoidosis?

See below: Side effects can result from the medication used to treat it, but there are several different organ systems that can be affected by sarcoid such as lungs and skin. Please repost as to which you would like for us to address. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of prednisolone?

What are the side effects of prednisolone?

Many: Prednisolone eye drops have a few short term side effects, like occasional irritation with use and increaed intraocular pressure. With long-term use, they can cause cataracts, glaucoma and increase your risk of infection. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of accutane?

What are the side effects of accutane?

Accutane: Common ones are anemia, dry eyes, conjunctivitis, increase liver enzymes, dry inflamed skin, rash, muscle/joint/back pains, increase cholesterol & sugar. Rare ones are diabetes, mood changes, anxiety, seizures, psychosis, asthma, cataracts, kidney or intestine infections or arthritis. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of "rifampin"?

What are the side effects of "rifampin"?

Many: Most feared is hepatitis causing 16 deaths per 500, 000 recipients. Also allergic reactions, fever, low platelets, kidney failure and flu like illnes esp. With high doses. Nausia and vomitting are common. Rifampin will color the urine, tears feces and sometimes sweat an orange color. It can permanently stain soft contact lenses. ...Read more