Medicine Side Effects

All medicines, including over-the-counter drugs, prescription drugs, herbal therapy, and alternative therapy, can result in unwanted adverse reactions. These side effects are listed for all drugs after extensive human trials. The common causes of side effects are high dosage, the interaction between drugs, drugs affecting the healthy cells in the body, and individual reaction to an ingredient.

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Can I take Yohimbine in the morning with Cialis?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 31 year old male. I am taking one Yohimbine capsule daily in the morning. Is it dangerous to use? Should I take it along with Cialis or any other supplement? Please explain.  Read Full »


Dr. Salah Saad Shoman

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is not recommended to take Yohimbine in the morning since it can cause dizziness. So, you should not take it and drive or go to work. It is better to take it at night before going to bed. You should not use it if you have a history of any heart or kidney or liver probl...  Read Full »

Please guide me to be more energetic to overcome fatigue and erection problems.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 39 year old male. I have a little diabetic problem. My PP sugar is 210. I have numbness in hands, fatigue, running thoughts, erection problem, indigestion, and gas formation. Now, I am on Feliz 10, Etizolam 0.5 at night and Petril beta 10 in the morning. If I stop the above medi...  Read Full »


Dr. Awadhesh P Singh Solanki

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your problem. The medicines you are taking is one of the causes of your erectile dysfunction. You are suffering from depression. I would suggest you take those medicines which do not cause erectile dysfunction. I will suggest you visit a nearby psychiat...  Read Full »

Should my 15-year-old brother visit the doctor for palpitations and shortness of breath?

Query: Hi doctor, My brother is 15 years old. His height is 5'3" and weight is 115 lbs. For the past one week, he has had occasional heart palpations and shortness of breath about once a day. Originally it started with a headache complaint. We are concerned whether it will just pass or there are remedies...  Read Full »


Dr. Prathap

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please make sure that the cold medicines you use have any of the following agents like Theophylline or Salbutamol or any beta agonists in them. One of the adverse effects of the medications above is palpitations. If the medicine you used has none of the above things,...  Read Full »

Do medications taken for anxiety affect my routine life?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 29 years old. I had panic attacks and anxiety for the last 1.5 years. It does not happen daily, but twice in a week. My BP and BPM will be increased due to palpitations, and I sweat a lot. Hence, I visited a psychiatrist yesterday. The psychiatrist has suggested me to take D Veniz 50...  Read Full »


Dr. Manjunadh M Nair

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Those drugs are for panic disorder. They are approved for these indications. They are safe. It will not affect your classes. If it causes any drowsiness (very unlikely), then you can consider reducing the night dose to half of the prescribed dosage. Please consult your sp...  Read Full »

What are the side effects of Simvastatin?

Query: Hi doctor, I am taking Amlodipine 2.5 mg and my doctor prescribed Simvastatin 40 mg. When I picked up the medication the pharmacist warned me of a major interaction. The doctor told me to take the medication anyway because I was able to tolerate Pravastatin, which I was on previously. I had also bee...  Read Full »


Dr. Isaac Gana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you are getting major side effects from Simvastatin like palpitations, dizziness or fainting, then you might have to stop and approach your physician for another option. Although I understand that he wants you to lose weight fast because of your BMI (body m...  Read Full »

Why did the nurse question me about cancer medication during a uterus examination?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 50 year old female. My symptoms are blood and urine discharge after menopause, severe lower back pain and hemorrhoid. These symptoms have been happening for weeks now. Also, recently I had problems with my kidneys, but it is good now. I went for uterus examination today, and the nu...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Arsenic trioxide is a drug used for blood cancer. It has a common side effect of vaginal bleeding. The nurse might just want to rule out that as a cause. Also, postmenopausal bleeding has multiple causes like polyps, endometrial hyperplasia, etc., and one of them is cance...  Read Full »

What is the reason for having dizziness with increased blood pressure?

Query: Hi doctor, I experienced dizziness as from this morning. Later in the noon, I felt as if my head is spinning and could not focus properly. I felt that my hands became numb and fingertips turning blue. I went to a pharmacy sweating on my forehead. They took my blood pressure and it was 142/103 mmHg. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Salah Saad Shoman

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The symptoms you are experiencing are side effects of your medications. Hypertension is a common side effect of Venlor (Venlafaxine), while dizziness, feeling sleepy, unable to focus, nausea and excessive sweating are all the common side effects of Valdoxan (Agomelatine)...  Read Full »

Is it good to take pomegranate juice while taking Rosuvastatin?

Query: Hi doctor, I was reading on the internet that one should not take pomegranate juice while on Rosuvastatin. It damages the kidney and muscle loss will occur. Please advice.  Read Full »


Dr. Naresh Kumar Monigari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I had gone through all the data posted. There is no direct interaction between pomegranate juice and statin so it is not absolutely contraindicated. But, drinking pomegranate juice by people who are taking statin may lead slower metabolism of stain and may increase the...  Read Full »

I am taking Lamictal for bipolar disorder and gained weight. What can be done?

Query: Hi doctor, I was on Prozac for a few months. I loved it, but I experienced hypomania once. So, my psychiatrist switched me to Lamictal for bipolar disorder. I have gained weight and gotten depressed. Why am I gaining weight with this medicine?  Read Full »


Dr. Aditya Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Are you currently on Lamictal (Lamotrigine) alone or Lamictal plus Prozac (Fluoxetine)? Because, Prozac on long run can cause minor weight gain. Also, lack of physical activity during depression can cause weight gain. Simple changes in lifestyle like brisk morning walk an...  Read Full »

Do Vitamin B12 injections help fatigue?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome. I am taking 3 g of Valtrex a day, increased from 2 g before four months. Until a month ago, my CFS seemed to be improved. Then last month, I had a major setback with the return of symptoms beyond fatigue, such as heart palpitations, tin...  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash H Muddegowda

Answer: Hi, Welcome back to icliniq.com. Based on your query, my opinion is as follows: Hemoglobin levels are good and should not be causing any of these symptoms. It appears to be more related to medication adverse effects. Vitamin B12 levels are high and injectable B12 will only increase it. Improvement i...  Read Full »

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