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side effects

Therapeutics Any result of a drug or therapy that occurs in addition to the intended effect, regardless of whether it is beneficial or undesirable Example Chemotherapy–Fatigue, N&V, anemia, hair loss, mouth sores. See Adverse effect, Anticipatory side effects, Indication.

Patient discussion about side effects

Q. Do they have any side effects? what are the benefit of drugs like Divalproex and Carbamazepine over lithium for acute mania patients? Do they have any side effects?

A. It’s a good drug for acute mania patients, but has not been found to be effective in patients with depression. Patients who did not not respond to lithium are benefitted by this. The side effects are weight gain and sedation, as well as multiple drug-drug interactions.

Q. Does it carry any side effects? I am pregnant and in my second trimester. I am having flu infections. I am prescribed with Sudafed. Does it carry any side effects?

A. sudafed is a symptomatical medication. and you can pass the flu without it. in it's instruction its recommended not to use it in pregnancy. so why use it? it's not like it's a life thretening situation and you can't survive without it. it's not worth the risk for the fetus if you ask me.

Q. Does Viagra have any side effects? My boyfriend started taking Viagra and now he has headaches. Could this be caused by the Viagra?

A. Yes, headaches are a side effect of Viagra. Other common side effects are facial flushing, upset stomach and a temporary bluish vision. If this persists, he should consult his Doctor.

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We have known cancer survivors suffer side effects, especially those treated with chemotherapy and/or radiation, but we didn't know these side effects lasted so long after treatment," Dr.
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