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Frequency of drug side effect listed as “unknown”

I'm looking at the side effects of Madopar, and all of them are listed as "unknown frequency". How can frequency be unknown? Even if just one of a million patients got a certain side effect, that ...
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How often is “X times a day”?

Some pills which say to "take every X hours", and others say to take "X times a day". How long should the break be between administrations of pill #2? For example, "take 4 times a day" means to take ...
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How do I realistically assess the risk of side effects with a drug?

A consultant I saw this week prescribed an additional medication (Gabapentin Milpharm 100mg). The idea being to reduce the sensitivity of my nerves (and thus, I guess, not feel so much pain). Which I ...
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Not in the face? Why is this warning on my lotion?

I have a body lotion for dry skin, but it contains a warning not to use it for children below 3 years and not to apply it in the face. I wonder what reason would make it inappropriate for the face ...
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Can I take nootropics if I was on seizure medication 5+ years ago?

So as a college student, we need to perform mentally demanding work and I recently found out about "all natural" pills that can increase focus and alertness. So I decided I am going to try them to see ...
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Warning Symbol on Nippy Junior+

One of our clients has recently been put onto a nippy junior plus positive pressure ventilator. Just to the left of the left of the settings lock symbol is the symbol shown below. I would like to know ...
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Are tobacco packaging warning messages improving health of society?

Are there any countries with law not requiring such warnings? If yes, were there conducted any smokers-related studies?
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Sertraline (Zoloft) safety?

Sertraline, is a very commonly prescribed medication for patients suffering with mental health conditions such as Depression. Overdose guidelines, however, are not firmly presented. What dosage of ...