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    MJ
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    Etizolam is a drug that is classified under the classification of thienodaizepine. This class is chemically related to the drug classification of benzodiazepine, and is also clinically regarded as such because the mechanism of action of thienodiazepine is via the benzodiazepine receptor.

    The advantage of this class of medication is that it is less sedating than benzodiazepine, but with the same properties that make it effective in treating anxiety and depression, and as a seizure control. You will also less likely develop tolerance or dependence to it than with benzodiazepine.

    You can learn more about this drug at  https://activemedications.com/etizolam/

    MJ
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    Montelukast may cause side effects which includes, but is not limited to:

    COMMON SIDE EFFECTS
    1. headache
    2. heartburn
    3. stomach pain
    4. tiredness
    5. diarrhea

    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. Behavior and mood changes characterized by:
    a. feeling anxious
    b. bad or vivid dreams
    c. sleepwalking
    d. agitation
    e. restlessness
    f. tremor
    g. trouble sleeping
    h. suicidal thoughts or actions
    i. hallucinations
    j. confusion

    2. Increase white blood cells as characterized by:
    a. numbness in the arms or legs
    b. flu-like symptoms such as fever, muscle aches, or cold sweats

    3. Systemic inflammation of blood vessels as characterized by:
    a. Feeling of “pins and needles” or numbness in the arms or legs
    b. flu-like symptoms such as fever, muscle aches, or cold sweats
    c. severe pain and swelling of the sinuses

    4. Increased bleeding as characterized by:
    a. bleeding under the skin
    b. longer bleeding from cuts
    c. blood in the urine or feces

    5. Stevens-Johnson syndrome characterized by:
    a. swelling of the face or tongue
    b. hives
    c. skin pain
    d. a purple or red rash
    *This is a medical emergency.

    6. Uncontrolled muscle movements such as tics.

    SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS
    1. This medication should not be used f you have a sudden asthma attack.

    2. This may increase risk of mental health problems such as agitation, aggressive behavior, hostility, anxiousness, depression, confusion, vivid dreams, hallucinations, trouble sleeping, irritability, or suicidal thoughts or actions.

    3. This medication may increase your risk of certain immune system problems such as systemic eosinophilia with vasculitis, and Churg-Strauss syndrome.

    MJ
    Moderator

    Side effects of this medication include, but is not limited to:

    COMMON SIDE EFFECTS
    1. tiredness
    2. weakness
    3. sore throat
    4. dry mouth
    5. fever
    6. cough
    7. nosebleed

    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. hives
    2. rash
    3. itching
    4. swelling of the arms, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs

    SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS
    1. Drinking alcohol can increase certain side effects of levocetirizine.

    2. It is very important not to give a child more than the prescribed dose of this medication. A child’s body absorbs twice as much of the same dose size of levocetirizine as an adult’s body.

    3. Medications that interact with Levocetirizine include:
    a. Cold or allergy medicine
    b. sedatives
    c. narcotic pain medicine
    d. sleeping pills
    e. muscle relaxers
    f. medicine for seizures, depression or anxiety
    g. ritonavir (Norvir, Kaletra)
    h. theophylline (Aquaphyllin, Asmalix, Elixophyllin, Theolair, Theosol)

    #458
    MJ
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    Donepezil oral tablet doesn’t cause drowsiness. However, it may cause other side effects such as, but is not limited to:

    COMMON SIDE EFFECTS
    1. nausea
    2. diarrhea
    3. unable to sleep well
    4.vomiting
    5. muscle cramps
    6. tiredness
    7. not wanting to eat or having a poor appetite
    8. bruising
    9. weight loss

    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. Slow heart rate and fainting

    2. Stomach ulcers and bleeding characterized by:
    a. heartburn
    b. stomach pain that won’t go away
    c. nausea or vomiting
    d. blood in your vomit
    e. dark-colored vomit that looks like coffee grounds
    f. bowel movements that look like black tar

    3. Worsening of lung problems in people with asthma or other lung diseases as characterized by:
    a. Seizures
    b. Trouble urinating

    SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS
    1. This drug may cause side effects when taken with certain anesthesia drugs (such as succinylcholine). Inform your doctor or dentist that you’re taking this drug before you have any medical or dental surgeries or procedures.

    2. It also reacts with other drugs such as:
    a. Antifungal medications
    b. Antihistamines
    c. Antiseizure medications
    d. Depression medications
    e. Heart medications
    f. Overactive bladder medications
    g. Steroids
    h. Stomach medications
    i. Tuberculosis medications
    j. Urinary retention medications

    3. Donepezil may cause a slow heart rate and fainting. Call your doctor right away if this happens. Those with heart problem has an increase risk for this issue.

    4. This drug can increase your stomach acid, which raises your risk of stomach bleeding or ulcers. The risk is higher for people with a history of ulcers, and people on aspirin or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

    5. Warning is given for people with health conditions such as:
    a. heart problem
    b. stomach ulcers or bleeding
    c. lung problem
    d. bladder problems
    e. seizures or epilepsy
    f. liver problems

    6. This medication should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk.

    #454
    MJ
    Moderator

    Mamantine side effects include, but is not limited to:

    COMMON SIDE EFFECTS
    1. dizziness
    2. confusion
    3. aggression
    4. depression
    5. headache
    6. sleepiness
    7. diarrhea
    8. constipation
    9. nausea
    10. vomiting
    11. weight gain
    12. pain anywhere in your body, especially your back
    13. cough

    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. shortness of breath
    2. hallucination (seeing things or hearing voices that do not exist)

    Call your doctor immediately or get emergency medical help if you experience serious side effects.

    SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS
    1. Extended-release capsules should be swallowed whole; do not chew, divide, or crush them. If you are unable to swallow it whole, you can carefully open a capsule and sprinkle the contents on a spoonful of applesauce. Swallow this mixture immediately without chewing it. Do not save this mixture to use at a later time.

    2. Continue to take memantine even if you feel well. Do not stop taking memantine without talking to your doctor.

    3. Inform your doctor if you have any food or drug allergy.

    4. Before using this drug, inform your doctor about your medical history, especially of:
    a. kidney problems
    b. severe urinary tract infections
    c. recent dietary change (from a high-protein diet to a vegetarian diet).

    5. This medication may make you dizzy. Alcohol or marijuana (cannabis) can make you more dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs alertness until you can do it safely. You should also limit alcoholic beverages.

    6. During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Thus. risk and benefits must be discussed with your doctor. Discussion must also be done before breast-feeding a child.

    7. Some of the products that may interact with this drug include:
    a. carbonic anhydrase inhibitors (such as acetazolamide, methazolamide)
    b. sodium bicarbonate

    MJ
    Moderator

    SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS
    1. Using this medicine with any of the following medicines is not recommended:
    a. Alfentanil
    b. Anileridine
    c. Benzhydrocodone
    d. Buprenorphine
    e. Butorphanol
    f. Codeine
    g. Diacetylmorphine
    h. Difenoxin
    i. Dihydrocodeine
    j. Diphenoxylate
    k. Ethylmorphine
    l. Fentanyl
    m. Hydrocodone
    n. Hydromorphone
    o. Ketobemidone
    p. Levorphanol
    q. Meperidine
    r. Methadone
    s. Morphine
    t. Morphine Sulfate Liposome
    u. Nalbuphine
    v. Nicomorphine
    w. Opium
    x. Opium Alkaloids
    y. Oxycodone
    z. Oxymorphone
    aa. Papaveretum
    ab. Paregoric
    ac. Piritramide
    ad. Propoxyphene
    ae. Remifentanil
    af. Sufentanil
    ag. Tapentadol
    ah. Tilidine
    ai. Tramadol

    2. Those with the following health condition must inform the doctor of these:
    a. Depression
    b. Mental illness
    c. Failed the naloxone challenge test (medical test to check your dependence to opioid medicine)
    d. Opioid withdrawal
    e. Positive urine test for opioids
    e. Receiving opioid analgesics (eg, buprenorphine, methadone, morphine)
    f. Kidney disease
    g. Liver disease (including cirrhosis, hepatitis B or C)

    3. You will need to stop using opioids (narcotics) for at least 7 to 10 days before you can start taking naltrexone.

    4. If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double doses.

    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.

    #399
    MJ
    Moderator

    FAMOTIDINE is an H2 blocker that is used to relieve symptoms of heartburn or acid reflux by decreasing the amount of acid released in your stomach. It is used for conditions such as stomach and duodenal ulcers, Gastroesophageal Relux Disease (GERD), and Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome wherein the stomach produces too much acid.

    Famotidine’s side effects include, but is not limited to:

    COMMON SIDE EFFECTS:
    1. Dizziness
    2. Headache
    3. Diarrhea
    4. Constipation
    5. Agitation and restlessness in children

    This common side effects are mild and usually subsides in a few days or couple of weeks.

    SERIOUS SIDE EFFECTS:
    1. fainting
    2. shortness of Breath
    3. heart rate and heart rhythm problems
    4. unusual muscle pain
    5. fever
    6. weakness
    7. anxiety
    8. depression
    9. seizures
    10. pain in the stomach area
    11. yellowing of your skin
    12. skin blisters

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