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What Side Effects Can I Expect Taking Pristiq
Be awareDon't expect: The list is long and is available from your prescribing professional and your pharmacist. Most commonly experienced are GI symptoms like nausea, diarrhea and abdominal cramping as well as anxiety early on and sometimes insomnia. Being aware they can happen is different than expecting them to happen. Most side effects can be tolerated and eventually ease up. Try to be aware but not expectant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sedation, increased: Appetite, weight gain, tiredness and in high doses may cause movement disorders similar to those seen in patients with parkinson's disease. Risperdal is a good medication but patients need to be monitored while on it because of the risk of some metabolic problems like diabetes and others. ...Read more
Usually none.: Buspar (buspirone) side effects may include: headache, feeling tired, dizziness, premature ejaculation, insomnia, tremor, nausea, vomiting, constipation, loose stools, abdominal discomfort, dry mouth, nervousness, depressed or angry mood, rapid heart rate, chest pain, nasal congestion & rash. It tends to be a well tolerated medication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Side effects: Potential side effects with emergency contraceptives can include: tender breasts; changes in menstrual flow; loose stools; dizziness; headache; nausea/ vomiting; abdominal discomfort or feeling tired. If you develop chest tightness, difficulty breathing, swelling of lips, mouth, throat – call 911. Notify your doctor if you miss your period or develop significant lower abdominal pain. ...Read more
Can i stop taking Zoloft (sertraline) cold turkey after taking it for 5 years what will happen what would the side effects be?
Please do not: Ssri (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) discontinuation syndrome refers to the symptoms one can experience when the drug is reduced or withdrawn. Common responses to dose reduction or cessation include dizziness, electric shock-like sensations, sweating, nausea, insomnia, tremor, confusion, nightmares, and vertigo. Please speak with your doctor before you change the dose of zoloft (sertraline). Be wel. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unclear question: It isn't clear from your question whether you are seeking the pharmacological reason for the side effects or just "Why me?" Please repost with that clarification. Also what the side effects were & whether the drug had any EFFECTS as well as side effects. Finally, what was the cause of your depression in the first place? In other words, "why you?" ...Read more
None?: Thyroxine rightly used has no side effects. Metformin is generally well-tolerated but may make you feel strange; i'm told no 2 people have the same effects. Coumadin (warfarin) may make you bruise more easily and you should avoid tackle football, but if you bloodwork stays good, you will probably experience no side effects. Glad you're proactive about your health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: you'd need to be more specific. EARLY side effects can be sweating, headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, restlessness, insomnia OR sleepiness, anxiety. WITHDRAWAL effects if stopped suddenly can be sedation, mood swings, headaches, muscle cramps or heaviness in limbs. Then there's POSSIBLE but UNLIKELY serotonin syndrome with fever, delirium, stiffness and poss death. THATs big one, others milder ...Read more
Should not need both: The drugs work on parallel pathways but different mechanisms. You should not be on both drugs for most conditions except in specific instances such as if your doctor is a renal specialist. The risk is that the two drugs t higher doses can compromise kidney function or raise potassium levels dangerously. ...Read more
Curative effect: Psychotropic medications of all types are not "cures". SSRI's like Fluoxetine increase the availability of serotonin for the brain to use and metabolize. As for side effects, the most common are the gastro intestinal type. However, rare and more serious effects are listed on the bottle. A google search would be more informative there. ...Read more
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