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What are the side effects of stopping adderal after taking it for years?

What are the side effects of stopping adderal after taking it for years?

It will show up fast: If you have any withdrawal symptoms. If the use was successful & necessary it's unlikely you will. Withdrawal can be difficult and similar to what Cocaine addicts go through. A major issue is that depression can be part of Cocaine withdrawal and severe enough that suicidal ideation is common. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) can act the same way but is less severe. Have your doctor manage any withdrawal plan. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of lippitor? Could there be negative side effects after taking it for many years? My combined colesterol is around 120 while taking 20mg of the drug. I am 70 years old

What are the side effects of lippitor? Could there be negative side effects after taking it for many years? My combined colesterol is around 120 while taking 20mg of the drug. I am 70 years old

Statins: Lipitor (atorvastatin) is a HMG-Coenzyme A reductase inhibitor. There are 7 such drugs on the market in the US. The 2 most common side effects, affecting about 3% or less of patients in muscle aches and liver enzyme elevations. The former can happen at any dose and the latter is more prevalent at higher dosages. Like Lipitor (atorvastatin), all statins are incredibly safe and tenor benefit far outweigh any adverse effects. ...Read more

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I've been taking 6mg of Xanax (alprazolam) a day for 4 yrs what are the side effects of suddenly stopping?

I've been taking 6mg of Xanax (alprazolam) a day for 4 yrs what are the side effects of suddenly stopping?

Withdrawal ; seizure: This is a large dose of xanax (alprazolam) -- and suddenly stopping would risk severe withdrawal including possible seizures. There would be confusion, agitation, sweating, nausea, severe anxiety, etc. Please do not stop this suddenly. Discuss any potential changes in dose with your physician before doing them. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of taking percocet for an extended period of time?

What are the side effects of taking percocet for an extended period of time?

The biggest problem: Is that as you use this regularly, the pain is magnfied during those periods the drug wearing off(3-4 hrs later) . This adds to and perpetuates baseline pain. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of stop menses for one year?

What are the side effects of stop menses for one year?

Depends: I don't know your age which does influence the answer. If you're 49 years old you're probably getting near menopause and so this is a normal process. If you're younger than that, say age 16-40, then this is not normal. My primary concern is the eventual development of endometrial cancer. You should be exposed to progesterone (easy to do with medications) at least every 3 months. ...Read more

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What are the possible side effects of stopping Spiranolactone? Is it possible to have side effects after stopping this med and not when on it?

What are the possible side effects of stopping Spiranolactone?  Is it possible to have side effects  after stopping this med and not when on it?

Increased BP: The most common thing to happen if you stop this drug suddenly is that your blood pressure will increase. Typically you don't see more nausea, drowsiness, dizziness, vomiting, or headache after stopping the drug, but if you are encountering these symptoms, I would contact your doctor for specific instructions on how to stop the medication in a more controlled and appropriate manner. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of stopping prednisone abruptly after 10 days?

What are the side effects of stopping prednisone abruptly after 10 days?

See details: It depends somewhat on what the Prednisone was used to treat in the first place. It could lead to a flare of the underlying disease but otherwise is not an issue if it was stopped with the doctor's okay. ...Read more

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What are the health risks of taking phentermine (37.5 mg) for 4+ months? What are the expected withdrawal symptoms when the med. Is stopped?

What are the health risks of taking phentermine (37.5 mg) for  4+ months?  What are the expected withdrawal symptoms when the med. Is stopped?

See below: When used as directed, there should be no withdrawal. Any tendency got high blood pressure is offset by weight loss but some people feel racy our agitated. ...Read more

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What are the long-term side effects of taking phenobarbital for over 30 years?

What are the long-term side effects of taking phenobarbital for over 30 years?

Depedence, seizures: Phenobarbital and its relatives are brain sedatives and are dependence producing. if you take them you will have working memory problems,more falls, and need for increased dose to maintain effect when stopped they produce a describable withdrawal effect. the most serious of these are seizures. other brain sedatives are alcohol,meprobamates,and benzodiazapenes. ...Read more

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What are the residual side effects are after taking chantix?

What are the residual side effects are after taking chantix?

Really none: Have been reported that persist after the drug is stopped. There is a great deal of controversy over whether suicidal thoughts or actions are truly increased with chantix, since such thoughts/actions occur in people stopping smoking in general, and not all studies have shown this. Same with the cardiac problems. I have mostly seen vivid dreams and nightmares, and they have gone away after stopping. ...Read more

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What are the long term side effects of using prozac (fluoxetine)? I currently use it for my depression.

What are the long term side effects of using prozac (fluoxetine)? I currently use it for my depression.

There are issues: I agree with dr. Lindenbaum about prozac's relative safety, but there are issues in some people. You may never experience any problem, and your doctor may have prescribed it appropriately (for moderate to severe depression). But some have had movement disorders or "tics" develop - which may or may not go away. You may want to read dr. Joseph glenmullen's well-researched book "prozac backlash.". ...Read more

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What are the long term side effects of metfomin taking for insulin resistance..pcos? When should I stop taking it?

What are the long term side effects of metfomin taking for insulin resistance..pcos? When should I stop taking it?

Metformin use: Metformin is a very valuable tool for decreasing insulin resistance and you should follow your MD's advice on when to continue or not. Like any drug, there are side effects, but the benefit far exceeds the risk in PCOS patients. ...Read more

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I've been taking 2.5mg of Aripiprazole a day for 6 months now, with no side effects. How likely is that I'll start getting side effects in the future?

I've been taking 2.5mg of Aripiprazole a day for 6 months now, with no side effects. How likely is that I'll start getting side effects in the future?

Aripiprazole (Abilif: I understand your concern. Aripiprazole (Abilify) is used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar I disorder (manic depression). Aripiprazole 2.5mg a day is a small dose for these diagnoses. See Psychiatrist to discuss Diagnosis; need of Aripiprazole at this time, its benefits and side effects, and decreasing the dose. Have Therapy for stresses in your life and to develop coping skills. ...Read more

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What are after effects of stopping prednisone?

What are after effects of stopping prednisone?

Varies.: Depends on how it was stopped. If stopped abruptly it may have rebound effects of the disease process that was treated. IE a flare. May feel fatigued and sluggish until the effects wears off. If you have been taking it longer than two to three weeks should be tapered off by doctors directions. If you have taken it for a long time you may symptoms of adrenal insufficiency if not tapered correctly. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of taking Paxil (paroxetine) for hot falshes?

What are the side effects of taking Paxil (paroxetine) for hot falshes?

SSRI side effects: Paxil (paroxetine) is a typical selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor. Side effects are typically stomach upset, nausea, diarhea. These are ususally temporary as people get used to them. Some decreased libido and delayed orgasm is also common. Paxil (paroxetine) has more withdrawal symptoms of dizziness if a day is missed. Also there are several drug interactions that are not true of other ssri. ...Read more

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Hello.I'm using fluoxetine every morning.What are side effects?Does it decrease my sexual stamina?What are the side effects of fluoxetine use?

Hello.I'm using fluoxetine every morning.What are side effects?Does it decrease my sexual stamina?What are the side effects of fluoxetine use?

Prozac (fluoxetine) side effects: Common side effects with Prozac (fluoxetine) may be nausea, diarrhea, loss of appetite, dizziness, sweating, anxiety, insomnia, and changes in libido. Some also notice difficulty coming to sexual climax. Many of these may dissipate with time, but the sexual issues may persist. Talk with your doctor if any of these are happening with you. ...Read more

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