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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Does long-term SSRI use cause any permanent changes in personality? Are there any quantitative/qualitative studies looking at this?

Curious about counseling patient's on the long-term risk/benefit analysis of SSRI use? Is there any EBM on what personality changes one should expect after X period of SSRI use? Does this change ...
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Do the usage of antiperspirants causes cysts

Does the continuous usage of antiperspirants causes cysts if so what happens if the person continues to use the antiperspirant will it result in any other side effects worsening the condition.
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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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Other than death, what are the potential long-term health impacts on individuals infected with COVID-19?

There is a lot of concern about deaths resulting from or exacerbated by SARS-CoV-2 infections, but I can find little about the potential long-term health impacts on those who 'recover' (understandably,...
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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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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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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 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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Is there a difference between anti-anxiety and anti-depression drugs?

I've recently come across two terms "Anxiolytic drugs" and "Anti-depressant drugs". I wanted to know how they differ from each other; if they do. I mean, sure, "anxiety" isn't the same as "depression"...
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can 5 alpha reductase inhibitor drugs work for life or do they lose effectivness

does 5 alpha reductase inhibitor drugs like finasteride and dutasteride losses their effectiveness over time, and why do some drugs like Hiv regimen work prolonged time without tolerance and other ...
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Adverse Effects of Liquid Diet

If I eat liquid food for 19/21 meals each week, will there be any adverse side effects? Assume that the liquid meals have the exact same nutritional content as a regular solid meal.
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Are there any educated guesses related to the type and probability of severe side effects caused by the COVID-19 vaccines?

Multiple countries have already started the COVID-19 vaccination. Local media covered this extensively and I saw that many medical doctors and researchers arguing that the vaccines are very safe ...
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Does sulfasalazine share other positive or negative effects associated with aspirin due to its salicylate component?

tl;dr: The common drug sulfasalazine "...should not be used in people allergic to aspirin..." because it contains salicylate. Is it known to share other positive or negative effects ...
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What are the long term effects of Lidocain injections to treat a tendinopathy?

Lidocain injections are often regarded as a potential replacement for corticosteroid injections, as the latter have been demonstrated to weaken tendons in the long-term (> 6 months). What are the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Are massage creams containing paraben bad for health?

Are massage creams containing paraben bad for health? For example, I see that the free-up massage cream contains methylparaben: should I use a paraben-free massage cream instead of it? I read on ...
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What are the long term risks/side-effects of nicotine consumption?

when reading about the long term effects of nicotine, almost every source refers to the long term effects of tobacco smoking. But what part does nicotine by itself have? I mean apart from immediate ...
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What are the effects of regularly passively smoking marijuana?

Does the regular passive smoking of marijuana have specific effects in addition to those of passive cigarette smoking?
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Do the usage of antiperspirants causes skin cancer or breast cancer

I was going through few articles and it have been mentioned that continuous usage of antiperspirants results in skin cancer or breast cancer and if its true can it cause more side effects over a long ...
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Chanel hypoallergenic perfumes

The perfumes of Chanel fashion house are hypoallergenic? How are the perfumes of Chanel tested for hypoallergenic?
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Can growth hormone treatment affect body proportions?

I am thinking especially of abnormally short legs in proportion to the trunk for an average height. Could this be a side effect of growth hormone treatment in childhood?
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Which is the best test to confirm a Lidocaine allergy?

As per my study, there are two tests which are performed to confirm/dispute a Lidocaine allergy. Patch test Intradermal Test Which is the most conclusive of the above? Are there any other tests?
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How frequently does the use of topical fluorouracil cream result in permanent scarring and/or skin discoloration?

I wonder how frequently the use of topical fluorouracil cream results in permanent scarring and/or skin discoloration (e.g., hyper- or hypopigmentation). What I have found so far doesn't give any ...
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Is there a greater benefit as as to why an ob-gyn will prescribe a birth control with higher risk of Venous Thromboembolism?

It is already known that combined oral contraceptive (COCs) pills increase the risk of serious complications such as Venous Thromboembolism. However there are other options that have relatively much ...
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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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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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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 long-term side effects of glyceryl trinitrate patches used to treat a tendinopathy?

Nitric oxide (NO) has been reported to help tendon healing [1,3]. One common way to deliver NO is via glyceryl trinitrate (GTN) patches. In the short run, glyceryl trinitrate can cause severe ...
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What are the risks of autologous blood injection used to treat a tendinopathy?

I wonder what the risks of autologous blood injections are when used to treat a tendinopathy (specifically, lateral epicondylitis of the humerus). I read a unquantified few sources, but ideally I'd ...
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How frequently does the use of topical imiquimod result in permanent scarring and/or skin discoloration?

I wonder how frequently the use of topical imiquimod cream results in permanent scarring and/or skin discoloration (e.g., hyper- or hypopigmentation). What I have found so far doesn't give any source ...