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  • #1110
    MJ
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    When taking tramadol, be aware of the possible side effects that may be mild or serious.

    The following side effects are common and usually just go away. These include, but is not limited to:

    dry mouth
    muscle tightness
    sleepiness
    insomnia
    headache
    nervousness
    shaking of a part of the body
    indigestion

    If the side effect persist or worsen, inform your doctor.

    There are also side effects that can be serious and should be watched out. You should immediately call your doctor or go to the nearest emergency room if you experience any of the following:

    seizures
    hives
    difficulty swallowing or breathing
    swelling of the face, or its parts, the throat, tongue, hands, feet, or lower legs
    hoarseness of your voice
    nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, and body weakness
    inability to get or keep an erection
    changes in heartbeat
    loss of consciousness

    This page (https://activemedications.com/tramadol/) can give you tips on how to take tramadol safely and effectively.

    #1066
    MJ
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    Tapentadol is effective for moderate to severe pain but like other drugs, it could also cause side effects. Though not everyone experiences the side effects, it is still good to be aware of some common side effects that could occur. Common side effects include, but not limited to:

    headache
    anxiety
    excessive tiredness
    heartburn
    stomach pain
    dry mouth
    irritability

    The above side effects are usually mild and just go away after some time. If it persists or is severe, contact your doctor.

    Serious side effects that need immediate emergency medical management include:
    seizures
    hallucinations
    confusion
    fast heartbeat
    severe muscle twitching
    rash
    itching
    hives
    swelling of any part of the face
    difficulty breathing or swallowing
    chest pain

    More information about this drug can also be found at https://activemedications.com/tapentadol/

    #1063
    MJ
    Moderator

    Like any other drug, there are some things you need to check before taking this drug. First off, you need to tell your doctor if you ever had any allergic reaction to Ivermectin or other medications so he/she could determine if this drug won’t cause you any harm.

    Ivermectin may cause side effects. Though different people react differently to a particular drug, it is best to take note of any reaction that you have to the drug.

    Common side effects of Ivermectin includes, but is not limited to:
    dizziness
    nausea
    vomiting
    bloatedness
    weakness
    sleepiness
    chest discomfort
    joint pain
    eye pain or swelling of the eyelid

    If the above side effects is severe or is persistent and does not go away, consult with your doctor.

    Serious side effects that need immediate care include:
    fever
    rash
    hives
    blistering of the skin
    skin peeling

    Call your doctor immediately or proceed to your local emergency room.

    MJ
    Moderator

    Like most medications, Fluticasone Nasal Spray may cause unwanted effects which includes, but is not limited to:

    COMMON SIDE EFFECTS
    1. dizziness
    2. headache
    3. bloody mucus in the nose
    4. dryness, burning, irritation, or stinging in the nose
    5. diarrhea
    6. nausea
    7. vomiting

    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. severe face pain
    2. severe or frequent nosebleeds
    3. thick nasal discharge
    4. feeling faint
    5. fever, sore throat, chills, cough, and other signs of infection
    6. wheezing
    7. whistling sound from the nose
    8. difficulty breathing or swallowing
    9. hives
    10. hoarseness
    11. rash
    12. swelling of the face, throat, tongue, lips, eyes, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs
    13. itching

    SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS
    1. This medicine is for use only in the nose. Do not get any of it in your eyes or on your skin. If you get it in your eyes or on your skin, rinse it off right away.

    2. You may need to use this medication for a few days before you will begin to feel better.

    3. This may cause holes or ulcers in the cartilage of the nose and delay wound healing. If you have had nose surgery, a nose injury, or an infection in your nose in the last few months, inform your doctor before using this medicine.

    MJ
    Moderator

    Hello!
    Triamcinolone spray and flonase are both allergy medications classified under corticosteroids drugs. Both are used to treat symptoms of allergic rhinitis, wherein there is an inflammation of the lining of the nose. However, they contain different active ingredient. This product contains triamcinolone while flonase contains fluticasone.

    Triamcinolone nasal spray may be used in children as young as 2 years of age while those to be treated with flonase must be 4 years and older. Flonase also has a higher risk of drug interactions. It interacts with HIV drugs.

    MJ
    Moderator

    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)

    #483
    MJ
    Moderator

    Levocetirizine is in a class of medications called antihistamines. It works by blocking the action of histamine, a substance in the body that causes allergic symptoms. It is used to treat symptoms of year-round (perennial) allergies in adults and children who are at least 6 months old. It is also used to treat symptoms of seasonal allergies in adults and children who are at least 2 years old. It is also used to treat itching and swelling caused by chronic urticaria (hives) in adults and children who are at least 6 months old.

    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

    Pantoprazole’s side effects include, but is not limited to the following:

    COMMON SIDE EFFECTS
    1.headache
    2. diarrhea
    3. stomach pain
    4. nausea or vomiting
    5. gas
    6. dizziness
    7. joint pain

    SERIOUS SIDE EFFECTS
    * Low magnesium levels characterized by:
    1. seizures
    2. abnormal or fast heart rate
    3. tremors
    4. jitteriness
    5. muscle weakness
    6. dizziness
    7. spasms of your hands and feet
    8. cramps or muscle aches
    9. spasm of your voice box

    * Vitamin B-12 deficiency characterized by:
    1.nervousness
    2. neuritis (inflammation of a nerve)
    3. numbness or tingling in your hands and feet
    4. poor muscular coordination
    5. changes in menstruation

    *Severe diarrhea characterized by:
    1. watery stool
    2. stomach pain
    3. fever that doesn’t go away

    * Bone fractures

    *Kidney damage characterized by:
    1. flank pain (pain in your side and back)
    2. changes in urination

    SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS
    1. Pantorazole may interact with other medications such as:
    a. HIV drugs (atazanavir, nelfinavir)
    b. warfarin
    c. ketoconazole
    d. ampicillin
    e. atazanavir
    f. iron salts
    g. erlotinib
    h. mycophenolate mofetil
    i. methotrexate

    2. Warnings are given to people with health conditions such as:
    a.osteoporosis
    b. low blood magnesium
    c. people being tested for neuroendocrine tumors

    3. Pregnant women must exercise caution. Speak with your doctor before taking this medication.

    4. Pantoprazole may pass through breast milk and could be passed to a breastfeeding baby. Inform your doctor if you breastfeed your child.

    MJ
    Moderator

    Lansoprazole, like other proton-pump inhibitors, is well-tolerated. Side effects include, but is not limited to:

    1. diarrhea
    2. nausea
    3. vomiting
    4. constipation
    5. rash
    6. headaches
    7. Dizziness
    8. nervousness
    9. abnormal heartbeat
    10. muscle pain
    11. weakness
    12. leg cramps
    13. water retention

    SERIOUS SIDE EFFECTS
    *Vitamin B-12 deficiency characterized by:
    1. nervousness
    2. neuritis (inflammation of a nerve)
    3. numbness and tingling in your hands and feet
    4. poor muscular coordination
    5. changes in menstruation

    *Low magnesium levels characterized by:
    1. seizures
    2. dizziness
    3. abnormal or fast heart rate
    4. jitters
    5. tremors (jerking movements or shaking)
    6. muscle weakness
    7. spasms in your hands and feet
    8. cramps or muscle aches
    9. spasms of your voice box

    *Serious allergic reactions characterized by:
    1. rash
    2. swelling of your face
    3. throat tightness
    4. trouble breathing

    *Diarrhea from bacterial infection characterized by:
    1. stomach pain
    2. watery diarrhea
    3. fever

    *Bone fractures

    *Kidney damage characterized by:
    1. flank pain (pain in your side and back)
    2. changes in urination

    SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS

    1. The following drugs should not be used with lansoprazole:
    a. HIV drugs, such as atazanavir, nelfinavir, and drugs that contain rilpivirine
    b. HIV drugs, such as saquinavir
    c. Warfarin
    d. Digoxin
    e. Methotrexate
    f. Tacrolimus
    g. Sucralfate
    h. Rifampin
    i. St. John’s wort
    j. Ampicillin
    k. Ketoconazole and itraconazole
    l. Mycophenolate mofetil (MMF)
    m. Iron salts
    n. Erlotinib, dasatinib, and nilotinib
    o. Theophylline

    2. This medication can cause severe allergic recation and must not be taken again if ever you’ve had an allergic reaction to it before.

    3. Warnings are given for people with health conditions such as:
    a. liver problems
    b. vitamin B-12 deficiency
    c. osteoporosis
    d. low magnesium levels

    4. It isn’t known if lansoprazole passes into breast milk. If it does, it may cause side effects in a child who is breastfed. Talk to your doctor if you breastfeed your child.

    MJ
    Moderator

    Rabeprazole doesn’t cause drowsiness, but it can cause other side effects. This include, but is not limited to:

    COMMON SIDE EFFECTS
    1. headache
    2. pain in the abdomen (stomach area)
    3. sore throat
    4. gas
    5. infection
    6. constipation
    7. diarrhea

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

    SERIOUS SIDE EFFECTS
    *Low magnesium levels characterized by:
    1. seizures
    2. dizziness
    3. irregular or fast heartbeat
    4. jitteriness
    5. tremors (jerking movements or shaking)
    6. muscle weakness
    7. spasms of the hands and feet
    8. cramps or muscle aches
    9. spasm of the voice box, with symptoms such as trouble breathing, coughing, wheezing, hoarse voice, or throat tightness

    *Severe diarrhea characterized by:
    1. watery stool
    2. stomach pain
    3. fever

    SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS:
    1. This drug increases your risk for severe diarrhea.

    2. Taking several daily doses for more than a year will increase risk of fractures of the hip, wrist, or spine.

    3. Low magnesium levels caused by this drug usually happens after 1 year of treatment, but could also occur after taking it for 3 months or longer.

    4. This should not be used with HIV drugs such as atazanavir, nelfinavir, or rilpivirine. Using these drugs with rabeprazole can cause very low levels of these drugs in your body, and won’t work as well.

    • This topic was modified 1 year, 4 months ago by MJ.
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