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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How can I clear the lumps on my skin from taking the volite skin booster injection?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 25 years old. I had taken volite skin booster three days back. Unfortunately, I started getting lumps on my skin at the injection site as it was injected superficially. The size of the lumps started reducing after 24 hours; however, I still have small lumps all over. I do not wan...  Read Full »

Dr. Kuljyot Bajaj

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and would be happy to help. I have reviewed the pictures you shared (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). Nodule formation is a common and annoying side effect of using Juvederm. It can be due to inflammatory (due to infec...  Read Full »

Why am I facing issues in my whole body after consuming a drug?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a drug problem and I am facing issues in my entire body. I need a medicinal treatment. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Which drugs are you using? Can you share a picture or the name of the drugs? Thank you.  Read Full »

Is nootropic drug Adrafinil dangerous in low doses and what are its side effects?

Query: Hello doctor, Is the nootropic supplement Adrafinil dangerous in low doses? If I take Adrafinil 50 mg, what could happen? Could anything severe with side effects occur?  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is not an FDA or The United States Food and Drug Administration approved drug. It is illegal to use to enhance your performance. If a person takes a higher dose without supervision, the patient may have weight loss, palpitation, or seizure in some cases. Please do...  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 »

Can erectile problems occur due to antihypertensive drugs or aging?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 56-year-old male suffering from hypertension for three years; I take tablet Telma-LN 40, tablet CTD 6.25 mg, and tablet Nebistar 2.5 mg once a day. I have also been prescribed tablet Censpram 5 mg and tablet Etizolam 0.25 mg in the night for anxiety and sleep trouble. My aver...  Read Full »

Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query and can understand your concern. Erectile dysfunction can be due to the following reasons, 1) Diabetes (high blood sugar levels) or dyslipidemia (abnormal lipid levels). As your blood sugar levels are normal, I suggest getting a lipid profile...  Read Full »

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 u...  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.Apart fro...  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 ...  Read Full »

Will there be dizziness on changing medication for hypertension?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife has high blood pressure and has been taking Losartan as prescribed by the doctor. She stopped taking it for two days due to an allergic reaction and changed to Neobloc 50 mg for weeks. Due to being out of stock, she has been taking Amlodipine for days, and right now, she feels di...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajendran R. Nayar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your wife has hypertension. The important aspect of treating high blood pressure is to keep it under control with lifestyle changes, diet and exercise, and necessary medications. Both Amlodipine and Metoprolol are good medicines. However, it is advisable no...  Read Full »

Does changing medication for bipolar cause akathisia?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is diagnosed with bipolar type two disorder. He has been on Haldol 5 mg. Doctor prescribed a change to Loxapine. While starting on Loxapine doctor advised him to continue Haldol 2.5 mg for a week. But the patient is going through significant akathisia when on both, which is causin...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per the available description, it seems that Loxapine is the cause for akathisia, provided there was no akathisia with the use of Haldol (Haloperidol Decanoate) alone. Since the dose of Haldol is decreased to 2.5 mg from the previous 5 mg, the Haldol is unlike...  Read Full »

How to prevent side effects of Sulfamethoxazole-Trimethoprim?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 51-year-old male of height 5'9" and weight 210 lbs. My GP prescribed Sulfamethoxazole-TMP DS for prostatitis. I have very bad side effects from it. What, besides drinking a ton of water, can be done to get it out of my system? Kindly guide me.  Read Full »

Dr. Rakesh Karanwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The Sulfamethoxazole component of the drug is a sulfa drug and prone to cause significant side effects or even severe allergic reactions. The half-life of the drug under reference is 12 hours. Hence, with plenty of water, the drug will be fully excreted out of your syst...  Read Full »

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