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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How much tuna can I eat a week without running into mercury issues?

Tuna salad and raw tuna are two of my favorite foods. Canned tuna is really cheap and I am currently on a tight budget. I want to understand what would be a non threatening way I can spend majority of ...
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What are the long-term side effects of glucosamine taken as a nutritional supplement?

(1) found that glucosamine supplementation was linked to significant, reversible increase in intraocular pressure , but the sample size of the study was small (n=17). The investigators could not ...
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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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Interactions with Resalor (Prucalopride)

Resalor (Prucalopride) is not available in the United States, and thus no information for it is available on WebMD. Is it safe to take both Resalor and Diflucan (Fluconazole)? Is there anything one ...
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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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What is wrong with taking coffee and methylphenidate together?

I think this question is related to my other question here Concerta or other kinds of methylphenidate can be and is seen by some to be several cups of a coffee in one pill. Provided my understanding ...
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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 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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Side Effect of Lyrica medication

Due to nerve swelling I was taking Lyrica medication for a few weeks, but after I started to take the medication I started to feel some side effects, such as swelling eye in the morning, appetite ...
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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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Side effects of ivermectin and anti-hypertensive drugs

Are there any side effects when the drug Ivermectin and anti-hypertensive drugs are taken together? I'm only asking out of curiosity. I worked briefly as an intern with US-AIDS for the control and ...
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Will taking Clonazepam daily as a sleeping aid for long term cause any side effects?

I suffer from insomnia. Are there any side effects if I take Clonazepam daily as a sleeping aid for long term? Will I become tolerant to it?
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L-carnitine effective for weight loss?

L-carnitine is an amino acid that is naturally produced in the body. It is known as a fatty acids transporter (from the intermembraneous space in the mitochondria into the mitochondrial matrix) during ...
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Effects and side effects of artifical oxytocin

I have heard that oxytocin improves mood drastically, is secreted in the body during certain activities, can be synthesized artificially, and the artificially synthesized oxytocin can be consumed ...
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What are side effects frequencies based on?

I am one of these patients who reads everything that comes with their pills. Including, of course, the sometimes really long side effects list. Where I am, and from what I read online this is common, ...
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Is smoking during pregnancy harmful to child and mother?

In what way does smoking cigarettes by the mother affect the child and the mother during the pregnancy? What are further consequences it might have during the pregnancy and delivery of the baby?
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How long should I wait to drive after taking a painkiller?

Recently, I was prescribed hydrocodone. Part of the instructions I was given (on the label, from the physician, and from the pharmacist) included not to drive while taking the medication. However, it ...
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How do corticosteroids cause high blood pressure?

Taking corticosteroids can result in high blood pressure. Is anything known about the physiological mechanism behind this? Why do corticosteroids have this side effect? Since it's been mentioned in ...
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Is there any possible health risks to eating subway every day? [closed]

Every day, I eat an average 6' subway sandwich, which is around 300 calories plus a drink (sweet tea). There may be a possibility that the meats are processed and i can realize that, but is eating ...
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Low voltage exposure

I know that there is a lot of information regarding the dangers of life-threatening levels of electricity, but I have not seen much about the dangers of low voltages of electricity. For example, I ...
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How safe are contact lenses?

Are there any side effects to wearing contact lenses for a long time? Is there any way that wearing them can damage your eyes? I'm referring to long-term use that is within or close to the ...
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What is the term used for stronger heart beats at average bpm?

Some people after drinking energy drinks, coffee and/or some mental illness medication feel their hearts beating stronger or louder but at the same bpm as without stimulants. What is the term used to ...
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Is using ear buds harmful?

In which way it is harmful to ear? What other measures can be taken to clean the ear ?
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Grapefruit Seeds (not juice) and Cialis

My andrologist prescribed me Cialis and Cistonorm. While reading Cialis leaflet I have discovered that grapefruit juice might affect how Cialis work and Cistonorm contains grapefruit seeds. I know ...
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What is the time frame of developing adrenal suppression when taking oral corticosteroids?

I was prescribed a short-term prednisolone therapy. From my research, it seems that many of the side effects are associated with prednisolone replacing the natural corticosteroids produced by the body,...
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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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What are the health risks of consuming 6-8 liters (1.5-2 gallons) of water daily?

Are there any health risks of consuming large quantities of water at a time or throughout the day?
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What would the blood work look like for someone on a very high protein diet? [closed]

What will blood test results look like for someone on a very high protein diet consuming 1-2g of protein per pound of bodyweight? Is it healthy to maintain such a diet?
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Antidepressants and side effects [closed]

There is a friend of mine who takes antidepressants regularly, and now he is kind of addicted to them. Will this cause any health problems for him? How about any long term side effects?
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Are steroids effective for treatment of ACEI-induced angioedema?

A class of blood pressure medications called angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEI, e.g. lisinopril, benazepril, etc) sometimes have a side effect of angioedema, usually manifesting as lip ...
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Are there any hazards associated with changing sleep schedules (shift work)?

One of my friends works on rotational shifts (if she works a week during the day, another week she needs to work during the night). Her sleeping cycles are changing continuously. Will this cause any ...
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Medications for asthma [closed]

What are the medications that are available for treating asthma? Do they have any side effects or long term effects on the patient's body?
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What effects does alcohol have on underage children?

In most countries, there is a legal drinking age: 21 in the U.S., 18 in most European countries. I've always been told that legal drinking age is in place because alcohol has harmful effects on ...
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Effects of X-rays on the human body

What is the maximum number of times a person can safely undergo x-ray scanning? If this limit is exceeded, are there serious and/or life threatening side effects that the person may experience?

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