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    MJ
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    Like any medication, Sildenafil could cause side effects that usually just subside. If these side effects persists or are severe in nature, consult with your doctor for necessary dose adjustments or other medical management. Common side effects include, but is not limited to:

    headache
    sensitivity to light
    color vision changes
    heartburn
    diarrhea
    muscle aches
    feeling of warmth
    nosebleeds
    insomnia

    There are also serious side effects that could occur that needs immediate medical help. Call your doctor immediately or proceed to your local emergency room. Serious side effects that you need to watch out for include:
    sudden loss of vision or blurring of vision
    sudden decrease or loss in your sense of hearing
    hearing a ringing sound in your ears
    chest pain
    increase in the severity of shortness of breath
    painful erection or that which lasts for more than 4 hours
    itching or burning during urination
    rashes

    Tips on how to safely take sildenafil can be found at https://activemedications.com/sildenafil/

    MJ
    Moderator

    In spite of the needed effects, a medication may cause unwanted effects. This include, but is not limited to:

    COMMON SIDE EFFECTS
    1. headache
    2. blurred vision
    3. eye burning or stinging
    4. dry eyes
    5. sore throat
    6. taste changes

    Mild side effects may go away within a few days or a couple of weeks. If they’re more severe or don’t go away, consult with your doctor.

    SERIOUS SIDE EFFECT would be an allergic reaction to this medication characterized by:
    1. rash
    2. itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat)
    3. dizziness
    4. trouble breathing.
    This requires immediate medical attention.

    SPECIAL CONSIDERATONS
    1. This medication may contain inactive ingredients and preservatives that can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Inform your doctor for any allergy you have.

    2. Your vision may be temporarily blurred or unstable after applying this drug. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires clear vision until you are sure you can perform such activities safely.

    3. This medication interacts with the following drugs, Amifampridine, Bupropion, Donepezil, and Pitolisant, thus, are not usually recommended to be used together. If these medications are needed, the doctor would need to change the dose or how often you use one or both of the medicines.

    MJ
    Moderator

    When taking Ivabradine, dizziness or tiredness may occur. Mild side effects may go away within a few days or a couple of weeks. If they’re more severe or don’t go away, consult with your doctor.

    SIDE EFFECTS that COULD BE SERIOUS include, but is not limited to:
    1. fast, irregular, or pounding heartbeat
    2. slow or stopped heartbeat
    3. chest pain or pressure
    4. worsening shortness of breath
    5. dizziness
    6. excessive tiredness
    7. lack of energy
    8. swelling of the face, throat, tongue, lips, and eyes
    9. difficulty swallowing or breathing
    10. hoarseness

    If you experience any of these symptoms call your doctor immediately or get emergency medical treatment.

    SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS
    1. Avoid eating grapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice while using this medication unless your doctor or pharmacist says you may do so safely. Grapefruit can increase the chance of side effects with this medicine.

    2. This drug may make you dizzy or cause vision changes. Alcohol or marijuana (cannabis) can make you more dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs alertness or clear vision until you can do it safely. Be especially careful when driving at night because sudden changes in light brightness can happen, which may set off vision changes

    3. This medication is not recommended for use during pregnancy. It may harm an unborn baby.

    4. The following medications could affect the removal rate of ivabradine from your body:
    a. azole antifungals (such as itraconazole, ketoconazole)
    b. macrolide antibiotics (such as clarithromycin, telithromycin)
    c. diltiazem
    d. HIV protease inhibitors (such as nelfinavir, ritonavir)
    e. nefazodone
    f. rifamycins (such as rifabutin, rifampin)
    g. St. John’s wort
    h. verapamil
    i. drugs used to treat seizures (such as carbamazepine, phenobarbital, phenytoin)

    MJ
    Moderator

    Side effects may be experienced when taking this medication. However, keep in mind that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Side effects include, but is not limited to:

    COMMON SIDE EFFECTS
    1. Diarrhea
    2. nausea
    3. vomiting
    4. gas
    5. stomach pain
    6. loss of appetite
    7. headache
    8. drowsiness
    9. dizziness
    10. constipation
    11. fatigue
    12. weight gain/loss
    13. muscle/joint pain
    14. change in sexual desire or decreased sexual ability

    Mild side effects may go away within a few days or a couple of weeks. If they’re more severe or don’t go away, consult with your doctor.

    SERIOUS SIDE EFFECTS
    1. mental/mood changes (including severe depression, thoughts of suicide)
    2. signs of kidney problems (such as change in the amount of urine)
    3. fainting
    4. fast or pounding heartbeat
    5. vision or hearing changes
    6. increased thirst.

    Get medical help immediately if you have any very serious side effects, including: stomach/abdominal pain that doesn’t go away, black stools, vomit that looks like coffee grounds, and seizures.

    SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS
    1. Acamprosate may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Inform your doctor if you have any food allergy or allergies to any drug.

    2. This drug may make you dizzy or drowsy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs alertness until you can do it safely.

    3. During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed.

    4. Swallow the tablets whole; do not split, chew, or crush them.

    5. If you drink alcohol while you are taking acamprosate, continue to take the medication and call your doctor. It will not cause you to have an unpleasant reaction if you drink alcohol during treatment.

    6. People who drink large amounts of alcohol often become depressed and sometimes try to harm or kill themselves. Taking this medication does not decrease and may increase the risk that you will try to harm yourself. Inform your doctor if you are thinking of, or have ever thought of, harming or killing yourself, or if you have ever tried to do so.

    MJ
    Moderator

    Ranitidine may cause drowsiness. Other side effects include, but is not limited to:

    COMMON SIDE EFFECTS
    1. headache
    2. constipation
    3. diarrhea
    4. nausea and vomiting
    5. stomach discomfort or pain

    Mild side effects may go away within a few days or a couple of weeks. If they’re more severe or don’t go away, consult with your doctor.

    SERIOUS SIDE EFFECTS
    *Inflammation of the liver characterized by:
    1.yellowing of your skin or the whites of your eyes
    2. tiredness
    3. dark urine
    4. stomach pain

    *Changes in your brain function characterized by:
    1. confusion
    2. agitation
    3. depression
    4. hallucinations (seeing or hearing something that isn’t there)
    5. blurry vision

    *Abnormal heart rate characterized by:
    1. fast heart rate
    2. tiredness
    3. shortness of breath

    SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS
    1. The following drugs should not be used with ranitidine:
    a. Delavirdine
    b. Procainamide
    c. Warfarin
    d. Midazolam and triazolam
    e. Glipizide
    f. Atazanavir
    g. Gefitinib

    2. Stoping this medication suddenly, or if you don’t take it at all, may cause stomach pain due to the high amounts of acid in your stomach, which could then make your condition worse.

    3. This drug may be taken with or without food and may also be cut or crushed before intake.

    4. If you have a kidney condition, your doctor may do blood tests to check how well your kidneys are working.

    5. Warning is given for people with health conditions such as:
    a. kidney problems
    b. liver problems
    c. acute porphyria
    d. gastric cancer

    6. This drug should only be used in pregnancy if really needed.

    7. Ranitidine may pass into breast milk and cause side effects in a child who is breastfed.

    8. Ranitidine has not been confirmed as safe and effective in children younger than 1 month for any condition.

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