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What Drugs Or Combination Of Drugs Cause Persistent Cough
None I know of.: I am not aware of any drugs that will cause significant change in temperature if stopped. Some stimulants can raise temperature mildly while under influence. ...Read more
The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more
The reason behind ' long use of (quick relief medications for asthma) may cause serious side effecs ?!
More severe asthma: Rescue inhalers and long acting bronchodilators (salmeterol, formoterol, indacaterol), do not treat the allergic inflammation of athma. In many asthmatics (not all), they lose their efficacy over time. They also may mask worsening asthma. Therefore, remember: if you use a rescue inhaler more than x2/week daytime (except before exercise) or x2/month at night, see your doctor. ...Read more
I suffer from excessive sweating and post nasal drip. Which specific anticholinergic drugs will help with these problems? (Only name anticholinergic drugs, do not provide other treatment ideas.)
Odd question: Never run into a patient with a problem who was adamantly against options for treatment. Of course, it'd be different if someone were asking a homework or test question & needed a specific response. Otherwise, your constraint makes no sense whatever. These boards are intended for clinical problems & real patients. You as well as Your neighbors could Google the answer to your question. Cheers! ...Read more
Several: Some BP meds (propranolol, reserpine) methyldopa, sulfasalazine, Alpha blockers (hytrin, cardura, (doxazosin) flomax), 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors (avodart, proscar) , glucocorticoids, anabolic steroids, alcohol, marijuana, chemotherapeutic agents, toxins (ddt & derivatives; pcb's). Heat exposure (hot tubs) can also affect spermatogenesis. ...Read more
Neither: These drugs don't cause fatigue and are equivalent in their efficacy. Arbs, which generally don't cause cough have a side effect profile that is indistinguishable from placebo. Ace-inhibitors cause cough in 10% of users but are available as a generic and very inexpensive for those who don't get the cough. ...Read more
Before treatment (so unrelated to any drug effects) can any cancers cause the symptom of dry mouth?
Can Flovent, advair or albuterol cause severe tingling, prickliness and itchiness? Are these any of the side effects? Thanks
Probably not: What you described is more likely hyperventilation syndrome except for the itching. These drugs are more likely to cause tremor and occasionally muscle cramps and not the symptoms you have described. Uncontrolled asthma may cause hyperventilation which may cause the tingling and "prickliness" sensation. Although allergy to steroid itself has been reported, it it mostly related to contact allergy ...Read more
Beer: Any diuretic type of product such as drinking beer can aggravate incontinence because of the increased urine production. Vitamin b complex can aggravate urge incontinence. Highly acidic foods and foods containing caffiene such as tea, chocolate, coffee and energy drinks can aggravate urge symptoms. Tomatoes, onions, and citrus foods can also aggravate urge symptoms. ...Read more
A multitude: Difficult to answer because so many substances are either activated or eliminated by liver & in high enough doses (eg.Acetaminophen) can overwhelm liver's ability to cope. Partial list of herbs:pyrrolizidine alkaloids, mistletoe, certain wild mushrooms, kava kava, hydroxycut, germander, carmellia sinensis, pennyroyal, atractylis gummifera, chaparral, greater sellandine, jin bu huan. Total list: long! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Any ideas why the drug vincristine have side effects such as loss of dividing cells an nerve problems?
Mitochondria: it works on mitochondriaGet a more detailed answer ›
Can certain drugs trigger migraine headaches? Is it possible for some drugs or medications to be the cause of migraine headaches?
Yes, potentially: If one looks in pdr, one would think that all drugs could cause headaches, but some are more often the culprits. Watch out for female hormonal agents, medicines used for blood pressure control, items to control thyroid fnctn, some ms and anti-epileptic drugs, just to name a few. ...Read more
Is the symptoms of maligant hyperthermia only present when given triggering agents that cause mh? Or can you have symptoms without any medicine
Can a single, first time use of MDMA cause persisting nighttime itchiness and formication for 3 days, or if other causes are more likely?
Yes: Yes. You should seek medical attention as soon as possible to deal with the use of recreational substances. ...Read more
What is the best treatment for dry cough in elderly with less side effects and cause no sedation (e.g lozenges) if allergic response is the cause?
What can cause constant tonsil pain one side when talking and swallowing that doesn't respond to steroids, antibiotics, or allergy medication?
It is hard to tell: You need to be checked by an ENT physician. You should have a full head and neck examination,. ...Read more
Can you tell me is there any homeopathy medicine for asthma associated with sever allergic symptoms such as cold, sneezing, etc?
Yes, there are: Yes, there are over 500 homeopathic medicines (remedies) that help with various forms of asthma. However, to select the one most likely to help you, you need to let an experienced homeopath evaluate your case. To do this, s/he will be exploring for very unique, individual symptoms and looking at you in a comprehensive way. For homeopathic md's and do's: http://www.Homeopathyusa.Org/. ...Read more
Do short-term side effects of alcohol and other drugs include: disrupted sleep, temporary blindness and shortness of breath?
Yes: Blindness may be more than temporary.Get a more detailed answer ›
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