21 Answered Questions for the topic side effects

Side Effects Nursing Medications

07/19/19

#### Feeling weird smell few days after pseudoephedrine?

Each time I take a medication containing pseudoephedrine (Sudafed, Cirrus) I feel a weird smell for a few days afterwards. I'm generally quite convinced that I could do a blind test for... more

07/18/19

#### What is the origin of "launch the missiles"?

In the context of functional programming, a typical example of a side effect is "launch the missiles". Where does that expression come from historically?

07/16/19

#### 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... more
Side Effects Nursing Adhd Medications

07/11/19

#### 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... more
Side Effects Nursing Pain Medications

07/11/19

#### Effects of taking 1800mg of ibuprofen at once?

I took one and I waited about 15 to 30 min and then I took two more. Each pill is 600mg. Altogether it is 1800mg in 30 minutes time. Could something happen? If not, could something happen if I... more
Side Effects Nursing Medications

05/24/19

#### 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... more
Side Effects Nursing Cancer Medications

05/24/19

#### 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?

05/23/19

#### 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... more

05/07/19

#### 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?
Side Effects Pharmacology Medications

05/07/19

#### Are there any untoward synergistic effects in taking a combination of acetaminophen plus ibuprofen?

A number of years ago, it became popular to advocate a combination of acetaminophen and ibuprofen (or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication) at the usual higher doses (e.g. 1,000mg... more

05/07/19

#### 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... more
Side Effects Nursing Medications

04/27/19

#### Are there any untoward synergistic effects in taking a combination of acetaminophen plus ibuprofen?

A number of years ago, it became popular to advocate a combination of acetaminophen and ibuprofen (or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication) at the usual higher doses (e.g. 1,000mg... more

04/23/19

#### Lithium side effects (kidney)?

Lithium (taken as a mood stabilizer) can lead to renal problems in patients, especially those taking it long-term. How prevalent are these side effects and how are they managed - for example,... more
Side Effects Nursing Medications

04/14/19

#### 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... more

04/12/19

#### 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... more

04/10/19

#### Lithium side effects (kidney)?

Lithium (taken as a mood stabilizer) can lead to renal problems in patients, especially those taking it long-term. How prevalent are these side effects and how are they managed - for example,... more
Side Effects Pharmacology Medications

04/10/19

#### Are there any long term health risks for a woman (and/or her children) when using hormonal birth control?

Research seems to indicate that contraceptives which contain only progestin are generally considered safe for women even when taken daily as pills for several years, but I am wondering if there any... more

04/03/19

#### 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... more

03/26/19

#### Does inhibiting prolactin levels cause any health problems?

I am using a prolactin inhibitor drug called "Dostinex". In general, it has some positive effects on me (increased libido, better mood) and I haven't realized any bad side effects. I'm wondering,... more
Side Effects Nursing Medications Allergy

03/19/19

#### Are steroids effective for treatment of ACEI-induced angioedema?

A class of blood pressure medications called [angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors][ace] (ACEI, e.g. lisinopril, benazepril, etc) sometimes have a side effect of [angioedema], usually... more

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