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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 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 [closed]

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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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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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? [closed]

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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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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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 [closed]

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 ...
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Effects of taking too much painkillers [closed]

What side effect or health damages will occur if a person takes too much pain killer medicine?
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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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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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Why some people experience no side effects from a drug?

NOTE: Please, do not refer to the article it has been given as an arbitrary introduction to the question I've stumbled upon an article daily heroin usage for 20 years. Basically, the article is ...
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Does daily hair wash reduce body heat and cause hair loss? [closed]

Does washing hair daily reduce the body heat? and Does washing hair daily cause hair loss or split hair or any hair problems and side effects in health?
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Does less sleep lead to weight loss?

Sleeping less at night time leads to sleep at morning. Does this less sleep lead to weight loss ?
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Does Crying often reduce body weight or become lean?

Crying is one type of expressing feelings. Does crying often reduce the body weight or does it lead to become lean? Is it affect the health?
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What are the health concerns with using a laptop on your lap?

I've always wondered why people say I should not put my laptop my lap while using it without telling me why, until I found out that it leads to male infertility and skin discoloration. Are there any ...
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How to decide which painkiller to take?

This is a dilemma I find myself in every time I'm in need of a painkiller: should I take paracetamol (acetaminophen), ibuprofen or aspirin? I've come across several articles outlining the differences ...
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How to treat Dry-Mouth (side-effect of medication)? [closed]

Dr. prescribed medication that he noted had a common side-effect of dry-mouth. Sure enough, it's a common side-effect!! Even though I drink water like a fish, my mouth was still like the Sahara. I ...
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How long do you have to take an SSRI for before PSSD becomes a risk?

PSSD or Post-SSRI Sexual Dysfunction really worries me. This is when you carry on experiencing the sexual side effects of an SSRI for years after stopping taking the medication. If you take a single ...
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How common is the side-effect of "outbursts of words/sounds" for one taking Dexedrine for ADD?

A few years ago, I was diagnosed with adult ADD. Initially, I was prescribed with Adderall when I lived in the USA, but when I moved to Canada, my doctors switched me to Dexedrine for whatever reason (...
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Is there a disease that involves progressive loss of feeling, a tremor, and muscle twitches? [closed]

I have seen multiple doctors, including a neurologist, who are bewildered by my symptoms. Upon altering the dose of lamotrigine from 400 mg to 375 mg, and then back up to 400 mg (split into two ...
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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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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 ...