Questions tagged [side-effects]

Questions about secondary or unwanted effects a drug can cause on a person; ie: how depression medication can cause suicidal thoughts.

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Why is it that psychoactive drugs tend to be dangerous?

I'm personally not a big fan of recreational drugs, illicit or otherwise, but there's an interesting medical question buried in their use. Why is it that substances that make you feel good tend to be ...
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Why isn't paracetamol routinely combined with n-acetylcysteine?

Whether it's acute large dose paracetamol or long term regular dosage of paracetamol usage, it is a problem for the liver, ototoxic and even potentially life-threatening. While one might question the ...
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Is there a measure for the severity of adverse effects of a medication?

When I search for the adverse effects of medications, what I usually find is a list of effects and their occurance rate. But it's evident that different medications cause adverse effects with ...
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Is it possible for a specific brand of a vaccine (for Leptospirosis in dogs) to cause hepatic side effects?

I am a veterinarian in Europe and I am facing an unusual case. Within the last month, I have seen two different young dogs (3 years and 4 years old) to whom I administered a tetravalent vaccine for ...
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Longterm effects on DNA of aciclovir

Since aciclovir works by decreasing the production of the virus's DNA, one might fear that it also damages DNA of healthy cells. I know that it is usually said that aciclovir doesn't affect healthy ...
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Why does acne get worse during the first two weeks of treatment with isotretinoin?

I've heard and read from multiple sources that acne gets worse during the first two weeks of treatment with isotretinoin, but I haven't been able to find an explanation as to why this happens. From ...
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Does ecdysterone supplementation have any deleterious side effects?

Ecdysterone supplementation has been shown to have a significant anabolic effect {1}: Significantly higher increases in muscle mass were observed in those participants that were dosed with ...
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Why would ECT be done without anasthesia?

In the ending of Requiem For A Dream. The grandma gets ECT after using "Rainbow Pills" for weight loss. The most horrifiying part is. The whole procedure is done while She is awake. The original ...
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Does longer oil pulling than recommended 20 minutes bring any benefits?

EDIT. I am looking for references to serious research articles on the subject, whether confirming or refuting. (Or articles referring to such, but not articles without peer refereed references.) To ...
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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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Can excessive Vitamin D cause insomnia or damage sleep patterns?

It seems its well known that low vitamin D can cause sleeping issues, one link: https://examine.com/nutrition/can-supplemental-vitamind-improve-sleep/ Therefore, I became curious and was wondering ...
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Can zinc (over)supplementation cause hypocalcemia?

From Wikipedia's article on hypocalcemia (version dated 27 Nov 2018): Causes: ... Excessive dietary zinc, as with supplementation (causes rapid hypocalcemia) I googled but found no studies ...
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Arthropathic effects of trientine dihydrochloride treatment?

I've been Googling for the effects of long-term usage of trientine as a treatment for Wilson's disease and could find none. My mom's had Wilson's disease for over 40 years now (she was diagnosed way ...
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Are auditory hallucinations a side effect of Oxycodone? How long does Oxycodone stay in the body?

Are auditory hallucinations a side effect of Oxycodone (when used for a short period following a surgery)? To give this question context, the following situation has been provided (not to be ...
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Can removing a contraceptive implant cause secondary amenorrhea?

When a woman stops taking birth control medication, she might suffer from various side effects. Can secondary amenorrhea (i.e. missing periods for more than 3 months) be induced by the removal of a ...
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Are aluminum profiles dangerous?

I am thinking about building racing rig from aluminium profiles. Something like this: Original image here: http://www.simracingmachines.com/images/builds/rig2014/IMG_1686s.jpg I would like to have ...
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How to reduce the side effects of wearing contact lens? [closed]

This explains a lot of side effect of wearing contact lens. The type of contact lens Iam talking about is silicon hydrogel lenses. Questions: 1) Till how many hours can lens be worn continuously? 2)...
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Why is it that some medicines “may” cause a side effect?

For example, take the drug diphenhydramine. The website says that "Diphenhydramine is used to treat sneezing, runny nose, watery eyes, hives, skin rash, itching, and other cold or allergy symptoms." ...
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Imazalil on citrus fruits

Imazalil is a fungicide, dangerous for our health. Widely used in agriculture, e.g. you can find Imazalil on lemons. But it's no clear at all to me if risks are associated with eating, breathing, ...
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How to deal with dehydrating medicine

If a person is dehydrated by something that cannot be gotten rid of, and drinking a lot of water solves some parts of dehydration but not others, due to losing the water by freqent urination, what ...
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What is effect of wifi signal for the health?

Wifi signal course for health effect. According to researches, it is effect for men's sperm to lost the strength of it. I want to know about that issue in deep? Link: Can Wi-Fi Kill Your Sperm?
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Where would the food go if the the stomach and spleen are both taken away?

One of my friend was diagnosed with a cyst in the spleen, and doctors said need to operate and need to take away the stomach and spleen. If this both was taken away, what will happen with the food ...
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Can we live only on chocolate?

This question is out of curiosity. I have a new colleague. I haven't seen him going out for lunch or eating anything else but chocolate. He eats only chocolate bars whole day, about 3 big bars every ...
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Quick question on disenfectants sprays and how some family members are using it

Some of my family members seem to be using Lysol surface disinfectant spray to mask bad odor in the bathroom. I keep trying to explain to them that it's not meant to be used in such a way. They seem ...
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What are the health benefits and risks of “radon therapy”?

As far as I know, a possible therapy for rheumatism and arthritis can be "radon therapy". My understanding is that this means bathing in a tub with water that contains radon. My question is, if this ...
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Possible side effects of deer antler velvet

My doctor suggested I try deer antler velvet. But I am not sure about it. Does deer antler velvet have any side effects? Does it help growth? Are there any scientific studies about it?
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Can Crizalk 250mg cause extreme forgetfulness?

For an ALK positive (anaplastic lymphoma kinase) lung cancer, is extreme forgetfulness or any other memory related issues a recognised adverse side effect of treatment with Crizotinib?
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Does hair gel damage your hair? [closed]

I've been using hair gel for years now ( Taft gel from Schwarzkopf ), and after a day of using said gel when I scratch my hair there is a small amount of hair i take of glued up togheter. I‘m too ...
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Scoliossis exercises at Gym [closed]

I have scoliossis.I went to 2 doctors and they send me to get some kinetotherapy . I asked them what can I do with my problem.I asked them if I can go to the gym and they said that I can only go to ...
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Can the milk of a breastfeeding mother taking Ibuprofen make a baby sleepy?

I read some facts that Ibuprofen is safe to take during breastfeeding as it transfers in very little amount into the breast milk. Can the milk of a mother taking motrin/advil or some other ibuprofen ...
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Is death due to drug-induced respiratory arrest painful?

Overdose of many psychoactive drugs (opiates, benzodiazepines and others) can cause respiratory arrest, which may lead to death. This appears in every prescribing information of said drugs, but I was ...
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How common are tics as a side-effect when taking Lamotrigine?

I am on Lamotrogine (specifically in the form Epitec). Last week my dose was raised by 25mg (from 200mg/day to 225mg/day). Over the last couple of days I have developed a tic in my eyes. At first it ...
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Long term side effects of Xolair

I get 300mg of Xolair injected twice a month (every 2 weeks). I was wondering if there are any studies showing long term side effects of this medicine that are not published by the manufacturers of ...
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Does taking medication lose hyperfocus on ADHD?

I wonder if taking medication to deal with unconcentration on ADHD would lose hyperfocus, which is considered one of the advantage of ADHD. I understand taking medication on ADHD have a side effect ...
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Platelet Rich Plasma Injections

After receiving 6 PRP injections in both knees, I have now been diagnosed with Myleofibrosis! Is there any evidence of the associated link?
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Effect of water consumption on rate of digestion

I drink a lot of water, a maximum of 0.5 liter per hour. Does this change the rate of digestion and are there any side effects for this kind of habit?
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Turmeric vs Ibuprofen

Is there any truth in what is said here, that Ibuprofen is toxic to heart muscle and turmeric is an effective alternative? I have tried to find the study mentioned but cannot find it.
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Nasal corticosteroids and hypertenstion

Can corticosteroid nasal sprays such as Nasonex (mometasone) and Rhinocort Aqua (budesonide), effect blood pressure? Do topical steroids like that enter the blood stream in such a way that they ...
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The exact difference between A1 and A2 milk

up vote 0 down vote favorite I am no expert in biology or chemistry. There are two links one stating A1 milk is good and A2 is bad the other link claiming the opposite. Which one can I trust? What ...
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Marijuana effects on body

I have looked online but can't find a clear answer. If you eat cannabis, what are the negative effects on the body. Most effects I see online are from smoking the cannabis. But not to much about ...
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Why doesn't food taste good to my mouth?

Sorry I couldn't find a better title but by this question I'm not really looking for a cure. I'm just curious to know what happened to me and in my body. So I would never enjoy food except a couple ...
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Impact of Various “Feminizing” Hormones on Metabolism

I've read that progesterone is linked to changes in metabolism and appetite, and that those undergoing hormone therapy with progesterone often experience profound changes in hunger and meal habits. I ...
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Perfumes make me feel thirsty

Smelling perfumes or deodorant make me feel thirsty and I consume more water when I feel this. Does this has any impacts in my health or is it any side effect kind of thing?
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Applying kajal in eye leads to dark circle?

I know there are many reasons behind dark circles under eye. But I want to know whether applying Kajal in the eye leads to dark circle or not?
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Mosquito repellent using vaporized camphor - Health Issues

I live in a tropical region and have mosquito problems in the evening. We normally use the commercial mosquito repellent liquid vaporizers. But these are said to be toxic in long term usage. So I was ...
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What could be the reason for difference in adverse effects profile between original and generic Clopidogrel?

I was consulted on the following clinical case: An elderly woman (over 65 years old) on Plavix due to 2 CVAs in the last few years. Six months ago treatment was changed to a generic Clopidogrel ...
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Does shaving causes the hair to grow faster?

I'm 16 years old and I was always told that I should shave my beard, that it will cause it to grow faster. Is this true and is there any scientific evidence proving its true? Does it have any side-...
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Does consuming raw onion make you thirsty?

Whenever I consume onion without cooking, I feel so thirsty. So I am drinking more water than normally. I am lean and my BMI level is below 18.5 . Is this the problem of my health or is there any ...
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Does drinking water more than 10 liters per day has any benefit or side effect?

I knew the fact that drinking water more is good for health. 3 Liters per day is good enough for health. But I am drinking more than 10 liters per day. My question is does drinking water more than 10 ...
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What are the effects of sipping blood?

Since childhood, I've noticed that when most people get injured they tend to sip the blood from where they got injured claiming that they are doing so, so as not to waste the blood, and furthermore ...