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    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)


    MJ
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    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
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    Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Side effects for Galantamine includes, but is not limited to:

    COMMON SIDE EFFECTS
    1. nausea
    2. vomiting
    3. diarrhea
    4. dizziness
    5. headache
    6. decreased appetite
    7. 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
    *Serious skin reactions characterized skin rash

    *atrioventricular (AV) block, which is a problem with electrical signals sent within the heart, as characterized by:
    1. slow heart rate
    2. tiredness
    3. dizziness
    4. fainting

    *slow heart rate and fainting

    *stomach ulcers and bleeding characterized by:
    1. heartburn
    2. stomach pain that doesn’t go away
    3. nausea or vomiting
    4. blood in your vomit or dark vomit that looks like coffee grounds
    5. bowel movements that look like black tar

    *worsening of lung problems in people with asthma or other lung diseases

    *seizures

    *trouble urinating

    SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS
    1. Medications that could interact with this drug are:
    a. amitriptyline
    b. desipramine
    c. doxepin
    d. nortriptyline
    e. chlorpheniramine
    f. diphenhydramine
    g. hydroxyzine
    h. dimenhydrinate
    i. meclizine
    j. darifenacin
    k. oxybutynin
    l. tolterodine
    m. trospium
    n. dicyclomine
    o. hyoscyamine
    p. loperamide
    q. donepezil
    r. rivastigmine
    s. succinylcholine
    t. bethanechol

    2. Warning is given to people with the following health conditions:
    a. heart problems
    b. stomach ulcers or bleeding
    c. lung problems
    d. bladder problems
    e. seizures or epilepsy
    f. liver problems
    g. kidney problems

    3. Galantamine should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus.

    4. This medication can cause a severe allergic reaction and must not be taken again if you’ve ever had an allergic reaction to this before.

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    MJ
    Moderator

    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.


    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

    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.

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    MJ
    Moderator

    Omeprazole doesn’t cause drowsiness, but can cause other side effects. This includes, but is not limited to:

    COMMON SIDE EFFECTS
    1. headache
    2. stomach pain
    3. nausea
    4. diarrhea
    5. vomiting
    6. gas
    7. fever (in children)

    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 your doctor.

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

    *Inflammation of stomach lining characterized by:
    1. stomach pain
    2. nausea
    3. vomiting
    4. weight loss

    *Bone fractures

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

    SPECIAL CONSIDERATION:
    1. The following medications should not be used with omeprazole:
    a. Atazanavir, rilpivirine, and nelfinavir
    b. Clopidogrel
    c. Voriconazole
    d. Saquinavir
    e. Digoxin
    f. Warfarin
    g. Phenytoin
    h. Cilostazol
    i. Tacrolimus
    j. Methotrexate
    k. Diazepam
    l. Citalopram
    m. Ampicillin
    n. Ketoconazole
    o. Mycophenolate mofetil (MMF)
    p. Iron salts
    q. Erlotinib
    r. St. John’s wort
    s. Rifampin

    2. For people of asian descent, your doctor may give you a lower dose of this medication, especially if you’re taking it for erosive esophagitis.

    3. If the drug is suddenly stopped or isn’t taken at all, acid reflux, heartburn, or ulcer symptoms may not improve, and may even get worse.

    4. This is to be taken at least one hour before a meal.

    5. Capsules must not be chewed or crushed.

    6. Those with certain health issues such as liver function and magnesium levels should be monitored by their doctor.


    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

    Esomeprazole is non-drowsy, but can cause other side effect listed below, but is not limited to:

    COMMON SIDE EFFECTS

    *for Adult:
    1. headache
    2. diarrhea
    3. nausea
    4. flatulence (passing gas)
    5. stomach pain
    6. constipation
    7. dry mouth

    *for Children
    1. headache
    2. diarrhea
    3. nausea
    4. flatulence (passing gas)
    5. stomach pain
    6. constipation
    7. dry mouth
    8. regurgitation (burping up food)
    9. increased breathing rate

    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 to your doctor.

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

    *Bone fractures

    *Atrophic gastritis characterized by:
    1. stomach pain
    2. nausea
    3. vomiting
    4. weight loss

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

    *Vitamin B-12 deficiency characterized by:
    1. nervousness
    2. inflammation of a nerve which causes nerve pain and tingling
    3. numbness and tingling in your hands and feet
    4. poor muscular coordination
    5. menstrual bleeding that’s heavier than normal

    SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS

    1. Esomeprazole must not be taken with the following drugs:
    a. Clopidogrel
    b. Diazepam
    c. Warfarin
    d. Cilostazol
    e. Digoxin
    f. Methotrexate
    g. Saquinavir
    h. Tacrolimus
    i. Voriconazole
    j. Clarithromycin
    k. Atazanavir
    l. Nelfinavir
    m. Mycophenolate mofetil
    n. Rifampin

    2. Warning for people with the following health conditions:
    a. severe liver problems
    b. low magnesium blood levels
    c. vitamin B-12 deficiency
    d. osteoporosis
    e. people with plans to have neuroendocrine tumor test

    3. Esomeprazole magnesium may pass into breast milk and 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 6 months, 1 week ago by  MJ.
    #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

    • This topic was modified 6 months, 2 weeks ago by  admin.
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