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Seroquel (quetiapine) side effects skin rash?

Seroquel (quetiapine) side effects skin rash?

Possible: Although not that common, seroquel/quetiapine can cause a rash and, in very rare cases, a severe rash called stevens-johnson that is an emergency. Regardless, let your provider know if you did develop a rash while taking seroquel/quetiapine. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sertraline (Definition)

Also called zoloft, (sertraline) is one of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, with antidepressant/anti-anxiety actions. May cause headaches, nausea & ...Read more


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Are certain people more susceptible to the bad side effects of lamotrigine, incl. Rashes? Already prone to a lot of skin issues, afraid to take it.

Yes!! : Yes it is well-known that some people have an atopic constitution (sometimes with past history of atopic phenomena like asthma, eczema, hay fever etc) these people are more likely to react to certain medications. ...Read more

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Is there a supplement for anxiety+boredom I could take daily with few side effects? I want to stay positive+worry free. St john wort's gave skin rash.

Is there a supplement for anxiety+boredom I could take daily with few side effects? I want to stay positive+worry free. St john wort's gave skin rash.

There is no : Supplement for boredom. Physical activity will help with both anxiety ; boredom. There a # of ways to address anxiety: cognitive behavioral therapy, behavior modification, individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, psychotropic medications, qi gong, tai chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, yoga, exercise program or progressive muscle relaxation (to mention a few). Passion -. ...Read more

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Just started taking Zoloft (sertraline) and head feels fuzzy and everything seems brighter — initial side effects?

Just started taking Zoloft (sertraline) and head feels fuzzy and everything seems brighter — initial side effects?

RememberTheDoormouse: All these kinds of drugs can have weird side effects: when starting them and when stopping them. Either way they'll eventually go away. If you really feel fogged-out you can take a lesser dose (or half a pill) for several days and get to your maintenance dose more slowly. You need to talk this over with the doctor that prescribes it. And make sure you really need this kind of medication. ...Read more

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I've had an allergic reaction (skin rash) to a dose increase of sertraline. The rash is on my face, neck, chest, back and arms. I took a full 25 mg dose 1x and woke up with a slight rash on my face. Took a 2nd 25 mg dose and the rash is now everywhere

I've had an allergic reaction (skin rash) to a dose increase of sertraline.  The rash is on my face, neck, chest, back and arms.  I took a full 25 mg dose 1x and woke up with a slight rash on my face.  Took a 2nd 25 mg dose and the rash is now everywhere

See MD: Contact you're prescribing doctor without delay for advice. Rash from sertraline has been reported, but is not common. Doctor needs to see your rash and advise. If you can't reach your doctor, go to urgent care or ED for proper diagnosis and guidance. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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I'm taking Zoloft (sertraline) and have itchy skin and a few red bumps could this be a side effect?

I'm taking Zoloft (sertraline) and have itchy skin and a few red bumps could this be a side effect?

Possible.: It is possible that you are allergic to the zoloft (sertraline). Please see your doctor who can examine you and give a better opinion. ...Read more

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I've been taking 25 mg Zoloft (sertraline) for 2.5 weeks experiencing rash moderate itching. My dr says I can just stop taking it — I thought you are supposed to wean off? What can relieve this itching?

I've been taking 25 mg Zoloft (sertraline) for 2.5 weeks experiencing rash moderate itching. My dr says I can just stop taking it — I thought you are supposed to wean off? What can relieve this itching?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine) otc: 25 mg of zoloft is a low dose and you have not been on it for a long time. You can stop it now.
Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (over the counter, also called diphenylhydramine) 50 mg at night might help the itching. Take it at night to avoid excessive sedation. If the itching continues in the morning, you can take a 25mg tablet, up to 3 times per day. Stop the Benadryl (diphenhydramine) when you're itching ceases. ...Read more

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Does coming off Zoloft (sertraline) cause a rash?

Does coming off Zoloft (sertraline) cause a rash?

Rash: Reactions to ssri withdrawal can occur, especially if done too rapidly. I've known of itching or hive-like reactions but not rash. Did you have a rash when you started it? ...Read more

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I started generic welbrutrin two weeks ago and am switching from zoloft (sertraline). For the past 4 days I've developed a hive like rash around my armpits.

I started generic welbrutrin two weeks ago and am switching from zoloft (sertraline). For the past 4 days I've developed a hive like rash around my armpits.

See doctor: Rash is more likely a side effect of Zoloft (sertraline). However, rash should be seen without delay by your prescribing doctor or pcp for a proper diagnosis and guidance. Take care. ...Read more

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Why was I prescribed Zoloft (sertraline) for a rash resembling Psoriasis?

I don't know the: Reason. I would ask the prescribing provider. If a person had recurrent hives or other condition that appeared to be related to anxiety, a provider might consider prescribing an SSRI. It's always appropriate to ask what the indication for prescribing a medication is as you are part of your own treatment team. Take care. ...Read more

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Day 10 of 50mg zoloft (sertraline). Have broken out in extremely itchy rash on my face due 2 the zoloft (sertraline)? I'm breastfeeding & having a terrible time with anxiety

Day 10 of 50mg zoloft (sertraline). Have broken out in extremely itchy rash on my face due 2 the zoloft (sertraline)?  I'm breastfeeding & having a terrible time with anxiety

Could be the Zoloft (sertraline): You could be having a reaction to the zoloft (sertraline). Please see your physician about this today so that both the rash and your anxiety can be addressed. Do not take further zoloft (sertraline) doses until speaking with your doctor today. ...Read more

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Started taking Sertraline 5 days ago. How soon can side effects start? Been having boughts of dizziness, nausea, head and upper body hot and tingly

Started taking Sertraline 5 days ago. How soon can side effects start? Been having boughts of dizziness, nausea, head and upper body hot and tingly

Can start: At the beginning, midways, and through baseline of dosage. As soon as hose side effects that you have mentioned above could be an indicator of adverse reaction to the prescribed dose given and an adjustment may need to be made, Please consult your doctor as soon as possible to discuss what would be the best protocol of measure. ...Read more

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Are lotrimin (clotrimazole) antifungal cream side effects of rash all over the body?

Are lotrimin (clotrimazole) antifungal cream side effects of rash all over the body?

No: I have never seen lotrimin (clotrimazole) cause generalized rash but it is possible as an unusual reaction to the other ingredients. Stop lotimin and see md. ...Read more

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Why do I have these weird type rashes under my arms and all around my thighs that look like scratches from a cat. No side effects. What is this?

Why do I have these weird type rashes under my arms and all around my thighs that look like scratches from a cat. No side effects. What is this?

Marks: They may actually be stretch marks, those are very typical places for stretch marks and stretch marks can have varying appearances from person to person. Especially if they are not painful or itchy or very bothersome in a physical way, my guess is that's what they are. Best wishes. ...Read more

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After stooping topiramate usage, how long will it take for side effects such as tongue edema, rashes n white patches on tongue(maybe thrush)to go away?

After stooping topiramate usage, how long will it take for side effects such as tongue edema, rashes n white patches on tongue(maybe thrush)to go away?

Topiramate: The half-life of topiramate is about 31 hours. It takes five half-lives for the drug to be removed from your body. Thus, in 155 hours after stopping the medication the side effects should resolve. ...Read more

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Plan b one step pill and hives related? I took the Plan B pill 2 almost 3 weeks ago and I've started to get hives or rashes on my stomach, arms, legs, back and neck. It weird because I had no other side effects. But I was wondering if it could be related

Plan b one step pill and hives related? I took the Plan B pill 2 almost 3 weeks ago and I've started to get hives or rashes on my stomach, arms, legs, back and neck. It weird because I had no other side effects. But I was wondering if it could be related

The : The odds of you having an allergic reaction from a Plan B taken three weeks ago are highly unlikely. Even if this was the case, there is no treatment aside from over the counter Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for itching. Consider other potential allergens like new products, lotions, or soaps.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Will rashes on forehead, genital itch and tingling n white tongue be a sign of HIV or side effects of topiramate?. Last week, negative HIV test.

Will rashes on forehead, genital itch and tingling n white tongue be a sign of HIV or side effects of topiramate?. Last week, negative HIV test.

Topiramate : Those are all potential side effects of topiramate. Contact your doctor and ask him or her what to do. Best wishes. Info can be found at www.Drugs. Com and type in topiramate and look under side effects. More detailed side effects are under the for professionals section. ...Read more

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I've been taking sertraline for 2 weeks and suddenly developed a rash on my trunk — could this be a side effect? What to do?

I've been taking sertraline for 2 weeks and suddenly developed a rash on my trunk — could this be a side effect? What to do?

Yes, could be: If there are no other new medications you've started, this rash could be related to zoloft (sertraline). Please contact you're prescribing physician and let him or her know what's happening. S/he may advise you to stop the zoloft (sertraline), but you need to hear this from your own doctor. Other medications may not cause this in you, and could be tried. Take care. ...Read more

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My husband has developed really bad itchy rash all over his skin. It first started on the legs, spread to the sides of his groin n is spreading evrywhr?

My husband has developed really bad itchy rash all over his skin. It first started on the legs, spread to the sides of his groin n is spreading evrywhr?

Scabies?: Really bad itchy rash all over the body is common in a few conditions. If the intensity of itching is high with this distribution, I would suspect scabies. Chiggers is another condition that can start with the legs and then spread. Poison ivy also can start at the legs and could be very itchy. Any of these conditions could be responsible; he needs to be seen by his doctor to make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are side effects of penicillin? Rash and itching?

What are side effects of penicillin? Rash and itching?

Penicillin: Most of the people tolerate penicillin without any side effects. Rash and itching is when patients are allergic to penicillin. Penicillin allergy is an over reaction by your immune system to penicillin. The reaction can range from rash to anaphylaxis. ...Read more

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Circular bumpy itchy rash side effects of bedbug?

Circular bumpy itchy rash side effects of bedbug?

Bed bugs: Bed bug bites may
have no sx's/signs except for 2 small skin puncture points. A reaction may show from a hr to several days later. It can cause itchy, pink, swollen, lesions w clear center. If hypersensitive blisters may occur. Telltale sign is linear track of lesions from sequential feedings – doesn't always occur. Bites are in areas exposed while sleeping-arms, shoulders, neck ; legs. ...Read more

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Prozac (fluoxetine) is giving me a rash on my neck, and other side effects, what to do?

Prozac (fluoxetine) is giving me a rash on my neck, and other side effects, what to do?

Please promptly: Discuss side effects with your prescribing provider/ psychiatrist. If you have trouble with swelling of lips, mouth, throat or tongue, problems with breathing — get emergency medical care. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more