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.
Do the broken mercury thermometer causes any health problem or poisoning?
While using a mercury thermometer if it breaks and the mercury content in it is accidentally swallowed will it cause poisoning? and will it cause any long term effects or side effects on the body of ...
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?
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 ...
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 ...
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?
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?
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 ...
Effects caused by staying near the mobile network towers
What are the possible consequences and health problems that a person staying very close to mobile signal towers could be subjected to. I have heard that the people who stay very close these towers ...
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?
Alcohol consumption during pregnancy
In what ways does consuming alcohol affect a mother and her child during pregnancy? Can it cause serious effects on the baby that is yet to be born? Can it cause any consequences to the mother and ...
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 ...
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 ...
Outcomes and risks of LASIK surgery
If an individual with poor eyesight undergoes LASIK surgery, will it return the sight exactly to normal? What are the risks of the procedure? Are there any side effects or complications to be ...
Crohn's disease and naproxen
Naproxen has some side effects, for example: upset stomach, mild heartburn or stomach pain, diarrhea, constipation; But can it be responsible for ulcerative colitis or a Crohn's desease flare?
Why do doctors prescribe steroid tablets even though they know the side effects?
Sometimes doctors prescribe steroid tablets to suppress pain for diseases, such as arthritis. Why do they prescribe it even though they know the side effects?
Why does my antibiotic make my urine yellow?
When I was given antibiotics for fever by my doctor, I noticed that my urine is unusually yellow. Why is that?
Can MRI scans be dangerous for one's health?
Can MRIs have any deleterious effect on one's health? Or would it be safe to have say 5 MRIs per year?