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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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

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

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

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

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

Psychiatrist, Sexologist

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

Geriatrician, Hematologist, Pathologist

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 »

What are the long-term side effects of Mirtazapine taken for insomnia?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 44 years old and have generalized anxiety and insomnia. I never had anxiety in life but it all happened after I was diagnosed with high BP. Currently, I am taking Mirtazapine 7.5 mg since last four months. It makes me sleep but the quality of sleep is very bad. I did not take up ...  Read Full »


Dr. Bharat Udey

Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Sleep Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly let me clear the fact, Mirtazapine is a newer antidepressant which causes sedation as its side-effect. So it is primarily used for the treatment of depressive symptoms but it can benefit in sleep as well if the patient complains of reduced sleep. As such M...  Read Full »

Is it possible for a person with psychiatric problem to enjoy married life?

Query: Hi doctor, I am concerned about one of my relatives. She may have some psychiatric problems. First she faced a problem in her life before 10 years. She believes in different sociology and culture. She has a fantasy of smoking, drinking and living together. She does not believe in marriage. She becom...  Read Full »


Dr. Kumarshri Shriniwas Saraswat

Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist, Sleep Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I will summarize the clinically relevant aspects of her case. The illness started early around the age of 17 years. It has not cleared completely until yet and she has not returned to her previous personality. The symptoms are suggestive of paranoid schizophrenia o...  Read Full »

Are chest pain and palpitations side effects of Cyclopam?

Query: Hi doctor, I feel chest pain and palpitations when I take tablet Cyclopam? Is tablet Cyclopam dangerous for me?  Read Full »


Dr. Arul Amuthan

Ayurveda Specialist, Naturopathy Specialist, Pharmacologist, Siddha Medicine Specialist, Toxicologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Cyclopam (Dicyclomine) is the drug that blocks muscarinic receptors in the intestine thus relieves the abdominal colic pain. At the same time, it also blocks muscarinic receptors that are presented in the heart, brain, salivary gland, etc., that are considered as sid...  Read Full »

Can Fluoxetine cause restless leg syndrome?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been on Fluoxetine antidepressant drug for a few years. I just started to notice few change, but I do not know what to do. I am getting more headaches than normal, restless legs at night and hot sweat most of the day and night. Are my problems related to the drug? Can you prescr...  Read Full »


Dr. Ramkesh Prasad

General Practitioner, Preventive Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, the problems you are facing are most likely related to long-term side effects of the drug Fluoxetine.Mild headaches and sweating are known side effects intrinsic to Fluoxetine. Usually this drug is tolerated by most patients only at the lowest effective dose.Also ...  Read Full »

I had a constant headache and having severe stomach pain after taking drugs. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a constant headache for two days then I visited a close-by pharmacy and I was asked to treat malaria. I was given Metherine Forte tablets (Artemether 80 mg and Lumefantrine 480 mg tablets) and two cards of Paucofenacmol Caplets. Two days after taking the drugs as prescribed by t...  Read Full »


Dr. Ohams Henry

General Practitioner, Family Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have a persistent headache in the frontal part of your head. Was there fever, chills, and rigor, were you feeling like vomiting, after taking those drugs prescribed for you? Did your headache subside? The medicines given at the pharmacy are fine for malaria, but ...  Read Full »

Can I take Carisoprodol as I am allergic to Ibuprofen?

Query: Hi doctor, I am allergic to Ibuprofen. Can I take Carisoprodol?  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Allergy Specialist, General Practitioner, ENT Otolaryngologist, Family Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Carisoprodol is a muscle relaxant barbiturate compound. Do not use it if you are allergic to Meprobamate, Tybamate or Mebutamate or Carisoprodol itself. However, Ibuprofen allergy is not a contraindication for use of Carisoprodol as they are different line of ...  Read Full »

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