Drug Side Effects

Drug side effects are the undesirable effects caused due to intake of any medication. Side effects of heart medications include dizziness, vomiting, low blood pressure, kidney dysfunction, potassium level variations, a problem with the formation of clots, inflammation of gums, etc. The medication should not be stopped as it can worsen the heart condition. Instead, a change of drug can be done.

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Is my severe dizziness a symptom of post-COVID syndrome?

Query: Hi doctor,I am in my late forties and I just recovered from COVID-19. I have been suffering from severe dizziness. I took the powder L-glutamine 1650 mg and after that, the dizziness lasted for 45 minutes. I had to lay down to feel better. First, I had tingling in my fingers and now I have a stomach...  Read Full »

Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your concern in detail and I will surely help you out. The powder L-glutamine can cause dizziness, rather it is known to cause dizziness. I would like to know the reason you are taking it for. I would also like you to stop it if no urgent need is there. Apa...  Read Full »

I have been taking antidepressant medications for three years and I feel better now. Should I continue taking the medications?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been taking tablets Rexipra and Depsol for the past three years, and my doctor says I have been on them for a long time because I have had more than three episodes of depression. I have felt good for the past three years of treatment, but I also have experienced depression three...  Read Full »

Dr. Patil Mahaveer Jingonda

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I have gone through your medical history in detail. You seem to be in recovering phase. If you are feeling well now, you should discontinue the medications. Avoid using it for an extended period of time. Do not abruptly discontinue the med...  Read Full »

Do I have vomiting and weakness because of my new diabetic medicine?

Query: Hi doctor, Will my new diabetic medications cause vomiting and fatigue? I have been taking only Metformin for ten years, but my sugar levels have recently increased to 360 mmol/L. So now my medications have been changed to Voglibose and Glimepiride. I have been taking them for a week. I am now exper...  Read Full »

Dr. Prabhakar Laxman Jathar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Usually, most oral anti-diabetes drugs are very well tolerated. But occasionally, some patients may have side effects like gastrointestinal disturbances, which include nausea, vomiting, loose motions, acidity, etc. Glimepiride invariably does...  Read Full »

Are Dimethylaminoethanol tablets safe?

Query: Hello doctor, I have seen that DMAE (dimethylaminoethanol) drug is bad for women who are trying to get pregnant or who are pregnant and breastfeeding. Is DMAE safe for men to take when the couple is trying to conceive? What side effects can DMAE have for men? Can you please suggest your views on i...  Read Full »

Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com DMAE is Dimethylaminoethanol, it is a compound that helps improve mood and increase activeness. The bad news regarding this product is that there is no large level comprehensive sufficient studies which can tell us whether it is good or bad. There are only small scal...  Read Full »

I have been on Escitalopram for bipolar disorder for the last few months; since then, my period has been irregular and long. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am an 18-year-old female who has been taking Escitalopram for bipolar disorder for the last few months. Before taking this medication, I was taking Quetiapine, Lithium, and Aripiprazole tablets twice a day. Since I have been on this new medication, my menstruation cycle has become high...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you described in your history, many factors could cause your disturbed and heavy cycles with long menstrual bleeding days. At your age, the reproductive system is still in the developmental phase so cycles could be ovulatory, anovulatory, regular, irregular, and heav...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for a painful rash on the forehead?

Query: Hello doctor, A week back, I woke up with a painful rash on my forehead after visiting the ER for swollen lymph nodes on my neck the previous day. I am taking HUMIRA pen injections and never had such rashes before. I have not gotten a lab test yet. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern.1) I think you have herpes zoster infection due to the reactivation of varicella-zoster virus (chickenpox virus) in the body, which is one of the side effects of HUMIRA pen (Adalimumab).2) It usually presents as vesic...  Read Full »

I have a sensation of spider crawling in my ears while I lie down to rest. What could be the cause?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been seeing a movement disorder neurologist for the past one and a half years after being on Zoloft and Trazadone for postpartum anxiety. I started having strange symptoms like tremors, muscle jerking, cramping, spasticity, and chorea of my toes. After extensive testing (brain and ...  Read Full »

Dr. Upendra Kumar Shah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. What I understood is that, 1) You had drug-induced movement disorder, which is clear now. 2) Muscle cramps are cleared now with Baclofen. 3) Allergic rhinosinusitis is under treatment with Allegra. 4) Probably asthma in the background, and you are on Flonase and Ventolin....  Read Full »

I have urinary urgency, mild abdominal pain, low urine output, and blood in my urine. Can medications taken for anxiety or indigestion cause these?

Query: Hi doctor,I have the urge to pass urine a lot these days, and there is a mild pain sometimes in my abdomen as well, either on the right or left side. Today morning I saw a drop of blood with my regular vaginal discharge in my urine. This has been going on for two or three days now, but there is no p...  Read Full »

Dr. Karthik Rajan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. However, I have a few questions. 1. Since when do you have these symptoms? 2. Do you have any burning sensation during urination? 3. Have you had any fever in these past few days when you have had these symptoms? 4. H...  Read Full »

I have had chest pain and high blood pressure since I started taking Concerta. Is it normal?

Query: Hi doctor,I have been having chest pain since I started Concerta. My blood pressure is sometimes normal, sometimes a little bit high. My saturation is normal, and my heart rate is 98 and stable. So it has been for some days already. What is the best to do?  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. It is fine, but if chest pain continues, it is best to take a tablet of Pantoprazole 40 mg once. This pain can be due to acidity caused by the drug. If the same complication occurs again, stop the medications, and you should consult your doct...  Read Full »

I have intolerable depression and insomnia even after taking medications. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 75-year-old woman. I had experienced depression on and off in my life. My doctor prescribed Lexapro 10 mg for anxiety, depression, and sleeplessness. Unfortunately, after using the medication, I have been experiencing darkness, despair, isolation, intolerable depression, and ins...  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is normal to have an increase in anxiety with any selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) drug like Escitalopram, especially in the first few days of starting the drug or when the dose is increased. To minimize the anxiety, it is better to start with a low d...  Read Full »

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