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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?
AIt’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?
A1sudafed 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.
A2Yeah………..they have some known side effects. You may have high blood pressure, your present heart rhythm may get aggravated and you will also have problem to sleep.

Q. my sides hurt

sometimes it feels like someone is pulling on my nuts usually in morning
AYour question is very interesting, but the answer depends on many other details such as how old are you? Do you have pain in any other place? Are there any changes on the skin? Do you have any other disease? Is the pain aggravated when you cough? etc.

Mean while you can read a little more here (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003160.htm)

Q. What are the sides effects of alcoholism beside dizziness and blur?

AIn the short term, excessive alcohol consumption may cause vomiting and metabolic disturbances, seizures and coma. In the long term, alcohol may damage the pancreas, liver and other organs, and expose to cancer of the mouth.

You may read more here:
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/alcoholism.html

Q. Is paranoia a side effect of ADHD?

My lovable daughter has ADHD and she is often getting paranoia easily. I have a doubt, is paranoia a side effect of ADHD? I am confused. I really need some help.
A1Paranoia, excessive anxiety, or chronic worrying is symptomatic for those afflicted with ADHD but the answer is not quite as simple as that.

For the most part males afflicted with attention deficit disorder syndrome usually tend to have it accompanied by the restlessness, impatience, associated with ADHD Attention Deficit HYPER Disorder, while for females it is usually manifested by ADD, Attention Deficit Disorder without the "H", the hyperactivity it is commonly thought to be.

You might want to refer to an ADD symptoms check list in determining whether or not your daughter meets the criteria for those afflicted
with ADD. One of the first books on ADD/ADHD "Driven to Distraction" by Dr. Hallowell, available in paperback has a questionnaire of fifty
questions in helping to determine the severity of ADD/ADHD in which one is afflicted with.

The difficulty in diagnosing ADD/ADHD symptoms is because of the vast, disparate wide-ranging spectrum of symptoms an
A2I paranoid and I was diagnosed with ADHD when I was a kid. So I wouldn't be surprised if they were related. I think, Paranoia in itself is not a side effect but it is a coping mechanism many people with ADHD use to keep order in their brain. Take her to your physician, if you still have questions.

Q. What Are Common Side Effects of Antibiotics?

My 5 year old son had an ear infection and was given antibiotics for a few days. What are the known side effects for some of the common antibiotics?
A1Adverse effects of antibiotics are usually very mild. The can cause some gastrointestinal upset, nausea or diarrhea, sensitivity to sunlight, or mild allergic reactions such as a rash or itching. Some antibiotics can cause staining of teeth, especially in children, therefore are forbidden for use under the age of 18. Potential toxicity to mother and fetus during pregnancy is also an important adverse effect, and before the use of a certain antibiotic medication during pregnancy it is crucial to consult with a physician.
A2Possible side effects of antibiotic medications are varied, depending on the antibiotics used and the microbial organisms we wish to treat. Adverse effects can range from fever and nausea to major allergic reactions. The most common side effects are gastrointestinal- mostly nausea, vomiting, “upset stomach” and diarrhea. Allergic reactions can be mild (rash) and rarely severe (anaphylactic shock). Some antibiotics can cause kidney damage, however this is also very rare.
A3oooo...there are so many, but it really depends on what kind of antibiotics you gave him- Penicillin based antibiotics can get a hypersensitivity reactions,Gastrointestinal problems and all sorts...but there are a lot different antiiotics. here is some useful information about it:

http://www.merck.com/mmhe/sec17/ch192/ch192a.html

Q. What are the side effects of electroconvulsive therapy for depression?

My sister is about to have electroconvulsive therapy for treating her severe depression. Is this method safe to use? What are the side effects?
A1Known side effects of ECT include mainly short-term memory loss, disorientation and headaches. Other adverse effects are common, as are long-term memory and other neurocognitive deficits, which may persist. The American Psychiatric Association and the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence have concluded that the evidence they had suggested that the procedure, when administered according to their standards and without complications, does not cause brain damage in adults.
A2The physical risks of ECT are similar to those of brief general anesthesia. The United States' Surgeon General's report says that there are "no absolute health contraindications" to its use. Immediately following treatment the most common adverse effects are confusion and memory loss. The state of confusion usually disappears after an hour.
A3This method is considered safe: the death rate due to this treatment is estimated as 4 case per 100,000 treatments, and the benefits, when given to the right patients seems to justify it - depression may be severe enough to result in self harm.

However, there are side effects - the procedure itself may cause a short seizure, and some disturbances with the heart rhythm. Therefore, the patient is usually monitored during the therapy.

ECT may also cause memory loss that usually resolves within weeks. and also disorientation, fatigue, nausea, and muscle aches.

Although this list may be frightening, as I said, it's considered a good and helpful treatment.

You may read more here:
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003324.htm
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