Periacin Side Effects
There is a class of medications called antihistamine, this a anti allergy medicine. Periactin is one of them.
Periactin tablets contain the active ingredient Cyproheptadine, which is a type of medicine called a sedating antihistamine.
Histamine is a substance produced by the body as part of its defence mechanisms. It is stored in cells called mast cells, in almost all tissues of the body. When the body reacts to a foreign substance (that is known as an allergen, for example flower pollen), the mast cells are stimulated by the allergen and release their stores of histamine.
What does histamine do? The released histamine then binds to its receptors (H1 receptors), causing a chain reaction that results in allergic symptoms. It causes an increase in blood flow to the area of the allergy, and the release of other chemicals that add to the allergic response. All this results in an allergic reaction.
Periactin treats several types of allergy. For example In hayfever, allergy causes inflammation of the nose, eyes or airways and results in itchy watery eyes, a runny nose, sneezing and nasal congestion. Histamine is also responsible for the symptoms of allergic and itchy rashes, and allergic reactions to different types of foods, medicines or insect bites. It can also cause more severe allergic reactions such as angioneurotic oedema, which involves severe swelling of the eyes or lips, tongue or throat.
Periactin (Cyproheptadine) works by blocking histamine H1 receptors. Periactin does not prevent the actual release of histamine from mast cells, but prevents it binding to its receptors. This in turn prevents the release of other allergy chemicals and increased blood supply to the area, and provides relief from the typical symptoms of allergies.
Periactin (Cyproheptadine) is called a sedating antihistamine because it enters the brain in significant quantities and causes drowsiness.
The antihistamine action and the fact that it causes drowsiness also make Periactin (Cyproheptadine) useful for relieving itching caused by allergies or caused by chickenpox and even eczema. It may be especially helpful for itching that is even worse at night. This is often the case in children, who notice itching less during the day when they are active, but are bothered by it at night when they are still and have nothing else to focus on.
Periactin (Cyproheptadine) is also used in the treatment of migraine attacks and other similar headaches (vascular headaches). It is not fully understood how it works in this condition. However, in addition to blocking the actions of histamine, Periactin (Cyproheptadine) is also known to block the action of a chemical in the brain that is called serotonin. These chemicals are involved in migraine. Periactin is often helpful for people whose headaches are not relieved by other migraine treatments; the characteristic headache and feeling of malaise may disappear within an hour or two of the first dose.
Side effects of Periactin
Periactin and their possible side effects can affect individual people in different ways. The following are some of the periactin side effects that are known to be associated with Periactin. Just because a side effect is stated here does not mean that all people using this medicine will experience that or any side effect.
Disturbances of the gut such as diarrhoea, constipation, nausea, vomiting or abdominal pain; Drowsiness or sleepiness (in many people this wears off after three to four days of treatment); Problems with co-ordination; Confusion; Headache; Blurred vision; Difficulty passing urine (urinary retention); Liver problems; Dizziness; Tremor; Nosebleeds; Excitement in children; Dry mouth, nose or throat; Difficulty sleeping (insomnia); Wheezing or difficulty breathing; Convulsions; Low blood pressure (hypotension); Irritability; Blood disorders; Awareness of your heart beat (heart palpitations).
For more information about any other possible risks associated with Periactin, please read the information provided with the medicine or consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Baclofen is used to help relax certain muscles in your body. It relieves the spasms, cramping, and tightness of muscles caused by medical problems such as multiple sclerosis or certain injuries to the spine. Baclofen does not cure these problems, but it may allow other treatment, such as physical therapy, to be more helpful in improving your condition.
Baclofen acts on the central nervous system (CNS) to produce its muscle relaxant effects. Its actions on the CNS may also cause some of the medicine’s side effects. Baclofen may also be used to relieve other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Baclofen is available only with your doctor’s prescription.
Once Baclofen has been approved for marketing for a certain use, experience may show that it is also useful for other medical problems. Although this use is not included in product labeling, baclofen is used in certain patients with trigeminal neuralgia (severe burning or stabbing pain along the nerves in the face); also called tic douloureux.
Why is Baclofen prescribed?
Baclofen acts on the spinal cord nerves and decreases the number and severity of muscle spasms caused by multiple sclerosis or spinal cord diseases. It also relieves pain and improves muscle movement.
Baclofen is sometimes prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
How should Baclofen be used?
Baclofen comes as a tablet to take by mouth. It usually is taken three times a day at evenly spaced intervals. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Take baclofen exactly as directed. Do not take more or less of it or take it more often than prescribed by your doctor. Baclofen must be taken regularly for a few weeks before its full effect is felt.
Continue to take baclofen even if you feel well. Do not stop taking baclofen without talking to your doctor, especially if you have taken large doses for a long time. Your doctor probably will want to decrease your dose gradually.
If you are taking more than 30 mg daily, do not stop taking Baclofen suddenly. Stopping high doses of Baclofen abruptly can cause convulsions, hallucinations, increases in muscle spasms or cramping, mental changes, or unusual nervousness or restlessness. Consult your physician about how to reduce the dosage gradually before stopping Baclofen completely.
Baclofen adds to the effects of alcohol and other CNS depressants (such as antihistamines, sedatives, tranquilizers, prescription pain medications, seizure medications, other muscle relaxants), possibly causing drowsiness. Be sure that your physician knows if you are taking these or other medications.
Studies of birth defects with baclofen have not been done with humans. Studies in animals have shown that baclofen, when given in doses several times higher than the amount given to humans, increases the chance of hernias, incomplete or slow development of bones in the fetus, and lower birth weight.
Baclofen passes into the breast milk of nursing mothers but has not been reported to cause problems in nursing infants.
Cipro Side Effects
Cipro (Ciprofloxin) is an antibiotics. Peak blood levels are reached 1-2 hours after dosing. If you take an Antacid containing magnesium or aluminum hydroxide (most have one or both), it will bind up to 90% of the medcation, rendering it mostly ineffective. Same is true with iron, zinc and calcium. It reaches optimum blood levels if taken 2 hours after a meal. If you take THEOPHYLLINE for asthma, Cipro slows down the breakdown of Theophylline, and it will cause severe nervousness as you would expect with an overdose (could be fatal!). Cipro has the same effect with CAFFEINE, and will build up higher blood levels of caffeine, causing nervousness and CNS stimulation.
Cipro is effective against gram positive and gram negative bacteria. It works by interfering with an enzyme that bacteria need to replicate their DNA. Cipro enters tissue, including the prostate, and can be isolated from prostatic secretions.
Recommende Cipro Dose for prostatitis: 500mg twice a day for 28 days.
Fluoroquinolones, including Cipro, can lead to an increased risk of tendinitis and tendon rupture in all ages. This risk is further increased in older patients usually over 60 years of age, in patients taking corticosteroid drugs, and in patients with heart, kidney or lung transplants.
Fluoroquinolones, including Cipro, may exacerbate muscle weakness in persons with myasthenia gravis. Avoid Cipro in patients with known history of myasthenia gravis .
To reduce the development of drug-resistant bacteria and maintain the effectiveness of Cipro Tablets and Cipro Oral Suspension and other antibacterial drugs, Cipro Tablets and Cipro Oral Suspension should be used only to treat or prevent infections that are proven or strongly suspected to be caused by bacteria.
Cipro will not help against resistant bacteria: Most strains of: Stenotrophomonas maltophilia, Bacteroides fragilis, Burkholderia cepacia, Clostridium difficile – Cipro is slightly less effective in an acid PH.- Resistance develops slowly to Cipro (multi-step mutations)- Synergistic (stronger) effects occur with Cipro if given with Cleocin (Clindamycin), Flagyl (metronidazole) or aminoglucocide or beta-lactam class antibiotics.
Cipro should not be used by persons with a history of hypersensi-tivity to Cipro, or other quinolones. Not to be used by persons under the age of 18.
Before Taking Cipro
All quinolones cause erosion of cartilage in weight-bearing joints. They may cause convulsions, increases intracranial pressure, toxic psychosis, CNS stimulation (i.e.lightheadedness, confusion, nervousness, hallucinations).Should not be used in anyone with seizure disorders, or cerebral arteriosclerosis. There have been deaths due to anaphylactic shock, and cardiovascular collapse. Also occurring are tingling, facial swelling, itching and difficult breathing.
Stop taking Cipro at the first sign of a rash or any hypersensitivity. Pseudomembranous colitis has been reported from nearly all antibacterial agents (mild to life-threatening), and anyone taking Cipro having diarrhea should immediately check with his pharmacist. Antibacterial drugs may kill off normal intestinal flora, resulting in an overgrowth of Clostridia. It produces a toxin that is a primary cause of “antibiotic-associated- colitis”.
Achilles and other tendon ruptures requiring surgical repair, resulting in prolonged disability can occur from quinolone use. Discontinue Cipro, and consult your physician, if you experience pain, inflammation, or tendon rupture.
Crystaluria (particles out of solution in urine) sometimes may occur, particularly if the urine is alkaline. While taking Cipro, maintain hydration (8-8oz glasses of water daily min.)and drink Orange or Cranberry juice, or apple cider vinegar (2 tsp. with 1 tsp.honey in 8 oz water) to maintain acidity of the urine. Photosensitivity (sunburn) occurs easily. Stay out of the sun all you can, or wear sunscreen (spf30) if you can’t. Monitor liver, kidney functions, and blood chemistry during prolonged Cipro therapy.
Most common Cipro Side Effects
Side effects of Cipro include Nausea – 5.2%; Diarrhea – 2.3%; vomiting – 2%; abdominal pain/discomfort – 1.7%; headache – 1.2%; restlessness -1.1%; and
rash – 1.1%.
Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects of Cipro occur: mental/mood changes (e.g., confusion, hallucinations, anxiety, depression, rare thoughts of suicide), shaking (tremors), skin that sunburns more easily ( or sun sensitivity).
Ciprofloxacin (Cipro) may rarely cause serious nerve problems that may be reversible if identified and treated early. Seek immediate medical attention if you develop any of the following symptoms: pain/numbness/burning/tingling/weakness in any part of the body, changes in how you sense touch/pain/temperature/body position/vibration.
Tell your doctor immediately if any of these rare but very serious Cipro side effects occur: unusual bruising/bleeding, severe/persistent headache, signs of a new infection (e.g., new/persistent fever, persistent sore throat), unusual change in the amount of urine, change in color of urine (red/pink urine), signs of liver problems (e.g., unusual tiredness, stomach/abdominal pain, persistent nausea/vomiting, yellowing eyes/skin, dark urine), vision changes.
Valtrex Side Effects
Valtrex (Valacyclovir, Hydrochloride) is an antiviral drug. It helps to slow the growth and spread of the virus of herpes so that the body can fight off the infection. You should not buy Valtrex if you want to cure herpes, but Valtrex can lessen the main symptoms of the infection.
Some of Valtrex side effects have been detected: pale or yellowed skin, weakness or fainting, fever, easy bruising or bleeding, red spots on the skin (not related to herpes or chickenpox), bloody diarrhea, vomiting, pain in your lower back, swelling, weight gain, feeling short of breath, seizure (convulsions). If you suffer one or more of theese side effects, you should stop taking valtrex and call your doctor.
People that have kidney disease may need a lower dose of this medication.
During pregnancy or breast-feeding valtrex should be used with care. Talk to your doctor first.
If using with cimetidine or probenecid, don’t buy Valtre because some interactions are possible. Though it is not dangerous, you should discuss this with your doctor.
Cold Sores (or Herpes Labialis): The recommended Valtrex Dosage for treatment of cold sores is 2 gr twice a day for 1 day taken 12 hours apart. Treatment should be initiated at the earliest symptom of a cold sore (itching, tingling, or burning).
Genital Herpes: Initial Episode: You can buy Valtrex to treat genital herpes. The recommended Valtrex dosage for treatment of initial genital herpes is 1gr twice a day for 10 days. Valtrex treatment was most effective when administered within 2 days of the onset of signs and symptoms.
Recurrent Episodes of genital herpes: The recommended Valtrex dosage for treatment of recurrent genital herpes is 500 mg twice a day for 3 days. Initiate treatment at the first sign or symptom of an episode.
Suppressive Treatment: The recommended Valtrex dosage for chronic suppressive Treatment of recurrent genital herpes is 1 gram once a day in patients with normal immune function. In patients with a history of 9 or fewer recurrences per year, an alternative dose is 500 mg once a day.
In HIV-infected patients with a CD4+ cell count ≥ 100 cells/mm³, the recommended Valtrex dosage for chronic suppressive Treatment of recurrent genital herpes is 500 mg twice a day.
Reduction of Transmission: When you buy Valtrex to reduce transmission the recommended Valtrex dosage in patients with a history of 9 or fewer recurrences per year is 500 mg once a day for the source partner.
Herpes Zoster: The recommended Valtrex dosage for treatment of herpes zoster is 1 gram 3 times a day for 7 days. Treatment should be initiated at the earliest sign or symptom of herpes zoster and is most effective when started within 48 hours of the onset of rash.
Just like any medicine, Cleocin (clindamycin) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes Cleocin will have problems. In fact, some people tolerate it quite well. If adverse reactions do occur, in many cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
Serious Cleocin Side Effects
Some side effects with Cleocin are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
Severe or bloody diarrhea (this can occur with any Cleocin product and can occur while taking the medication or even several weeks after stopping it);
Yellow skin (jaundice), which may be a sign of liver problems;
Low blood pressure or cardiac arrest (this may happen if the IV form is given too quickly);
Signs of kidney problems, such as unexplained decreased urine production
Signs of an allergic reaction, such as: An unexplained rash; Hives; Itching; Swelling of the mouth or throat; Wheezing; Difficulty breathing.
Possible Bothersome Side Effects of Cleocin
For many medications, the prescribing information carefully explains the exact percentage of side effects that were seen in clinical trials. However, the prescribing information for almost all older medications, including many Cleocin medications, provides only vague information on potential side effects, with no percentages.
Therefore, it can be difficult to know exactly how common (or how rare) the side effects of such medications may be. In addition, the many different forms of Cleocin may have significantly different side effects.
Some of the possible side effects of oral or injectable Cleocin can include: Nausea; Vomiting; Diarrhea; Abdominal pain (stomach pain); Unpleasant or metallic taste in the mouth; Skin rashes; Vaginal yeast infections.
The most common side effects of Cleocin skin products (for acne treatment) include: Dryness; Redness; Burning; Itching;Peeling.
The most common side effect of Cleocin vaginal products is a vaginal fungal infection, such as a yeast infection.
You may experience some or none of the Cleocin side effects listed in this review. Unfortunately, there is no way for your doctor to know beforehand if you will have problems with a medicine that you have never tried.
Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any adverse reactions while taking Cleocin or if you experience something that “just does not seem right.” While it may not be related to the medicine, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.
The dose of Cleocin (clindamycin) your doctor recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
The type and severity of your infection
How you respond to Cleocin
The particular Cleocin product
Other medications you are taking
Your weight (for children)
Other medical conditions you may have.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your doctor specifically tells you to do so.
Cleocin Dosage Guidelines
For acne treatment, Cleocin lotion, gel, or solution are usually applied to the skin once a day. For bacterial vaginosis, Cleocin cream or suppository products are inserted vaginally once daily before bedtime.
For Cleocin capsules, the usual dose for adults ranges from 150 mg to 450 mg every six hours, depending on the particular infection. The maximum dosage for the capsules is 1800 mg per day.
For the injectable form, typical Cleocin doses usually range from 1200 mg up to 2700 mg total per day, divided into two to four smaller doses per day. The maximum injectable dosage is 4800 mg per day.
For serious infections, Cleocin is often combined with other antibiotics.
For preventing endocarditis in at-risk people before certain procedures, the standard Cleocin dosage is 600 mg (either capsule or injectable form) shortly before the procedure. It should be noted that this medication is not officially approved for this use.
Dosages of Cleocin for children are calculated based on the child’s weight. Make sure your healthcare provider has a current weight for your child.
What is Celadrin
Celadrin is one of the newest, very effective natural anti-inflammatory compounds that safely promotes flexibility and healthy joint function. Clinical studies have reported significant results without any side effects.
Celadrin is a very safe mix of fatty acids with no known or reported negative reactions or side effects. The esterification process takes place at extremely high temperatures (over 500 degrees Fahrenheit). Scientific Acute Toxicity and Ames test screening have validated its safety. Over 100 million Celadrin pills have been distributed to date.
Celadrin decreases inflammation and lubricates cell membranes throughout the body, restoring fluids that cushion bones and joints to promote flexibility and mobility. Over time, because of the reduction of inflammation delivered by using Celadrin, the joints and surrounding tissue have an opportunity to promote healthy joints.
Celadrin is similar to, but much more dramatically than the essential fatty acids EPA and DHA from fish oils. Celadrin’s complex blend of esterified fatty acids; provide many vital and beneficial effects for the inflammatory responses in the body. Celadrin induces changes at the cellular level, in the cell membranes which positively affect the responsiveness of the cell membranes. This aids in the reduction of cartilage breakdown in the joints.
Celadrin has been clinically studied at various times with results published in the prestigious Journal of Rheumatology for both oral and topical applications as well as the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research.
For oral application, Celadrin was studied using a double-blind, multi-center, placebo-controlled trial (the most scientifically validated type). Sixty-four participants between the ages of 37 to 77 were given Celadrin capsules and were evaluated at the beginning of the trial, at 30 days and at the end of the 68 day study. Compared to those given a placebo, those who were given Celadrin had more flexibility, fewer aches, less pain and were able to walk further distances than the placebo group. The study therefore concluded that Celadrin, when taken orally improved joint and mobility problems.
For topical application of Celadrin cream, a study was conducted at the University of Connecticut, involving 42 patients with osteoarthritis of the knee. Participants used either Celadrin or a placebo cream. Patients were evaluated before application of the cream, 30 minutes after, and then again following a 30 day treatment period during which the cream was applied twice a day, morning and evening. The researchers evaluated physical function, postural movement, pain and range of motion. The test included how long it took the patient to get up and go from a chair, stair climbing, endurance, and mobility of the knee. The group that was receiving Celadrin had outstanding results with reduced pain and stiffness, improved balance and strength and better mobility. 100% of the patients in the study showed significant benefit compared to the patients on the placebo. Even more exiting was that patients experienced a dramatic improvement in all aspects tested after only 30 minutes of applying the cream with cumulative benefits occurring after 30 days.
Note, that additional study, as an extension of this original study, confirmed earlier research showing improvement in elbow, wrist and knee mobility and significant reduction in pain.
Both oral and topical applications were shown to be equally effective in a separate study, where it was proven that the Esterified Fatty Acids (EFAC) found in Celadrin, could be absorbed by either method (95.1% absorption rate proven through a University of Minnesota labeled study) into the body.
Vioxx works as a Cox-2 inhibitor, which causes numerous side effects – including upper and lower G.I. bleeding amongst other even more serious side effects. The whole class of Cox-2 inhibitors raises doubts about their safety. These drugs were supposed to offer the pain killing features of aspirin without damage to the stomach lining.
When taking Vioxx or other Cox-2s one only receives pain relief for a short period of time. Celadrin helps relieve the stiffened membrane caused by aging, inflammation and other assaults. Restoration and joint health begins with Celadrin where it has immediate and cumulative benefits, with no negative side effects. Safety profile of Celadrin is impeccable. With Celadrin one is better off tomorrow and the next day than they are today – it just gets better every day as Celadrin addresses causation not just the symptoms.
Celadrin works on the cell membrane to allow rapid healing – you don’t even need glucosamine to repair cartilage, Celadrin provides the healing of the joint and surrounding tendons and tissues. One does not need the matrix of the bone to repair a broken arm – but with Celadrin even that broken arm will be repaired faster – naturally.
In summary, all Cox-2s inherently have serious and numerous side effects – particularly when taken daily.
The most common question received by the Celadrin website is about the use of Coumadin or Warfarin and Celadrin. Celadrin is a combination of fatty acids. The Physician’s Desk Reference (PDR) provides the following advice regarding herb and nutrient consumption while taking Coumadin or Warfarin. As you can see from the information directly from the PDR, fatty acids are not included in the list of nutrients to be avoided. The list of those that should be avoided or not to be started once you are on anti-coagulant drugs includes bromelain, coenzyme Q10, danshen, dong quai, garlic, Ginkgo biloba, ginseng and St. John’s Wort and vitamin E and vitamin K. As per the PDR none of the fatty acids (fish oil, Evening Primrose oil, Borage, Cetylated fatty acids, olive oil, are not included.
Ceftin is an antibiotic.
Ceftin is used for: Treating bacterial infections (sinus, skin, lung, urinary tract, ear, and throat). It may also be used to treat Lyme disease and gonorrhea.
Ceftin is a cephalosporin antibiotic. It works by interfering with the formation of the bacteria’s cell wall so that the wall ruptures, resulting in the death of the bacteria.
You should not use Ceftin if you are allergic to any ingredient of cephalosporin antibiotic (eg, cephalexin, cefprozil)
Before using Ceftin:
Tell your doctor if you have any medical conditions, especially:
1)if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
2)if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
3)if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
4)if you have diarrhea, a stomach or intestinal infection, or a blood clotting problem
5)if you have had a severe allergic reaction (hives, difficulty breathing, severe rash,dizziness) to a penicillin antibiotic (eg, amoxicillin) or other beta-lactam antibiotic (imipenem)
Tell your doctor if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:
Aminoglycosides (eg, gentamicin), diuretics (eg, furosemide, hydrochlorothiazide), cyclosporine, or other medicines affecting the kidney because side effects, such as kidney toxicity, may occur.
Hormonal contraceptives (eg, birth control pills) because their effectiveness may be decreased by Ceftin.
This may not be a complete list of all Ceftin interactions that may occur. Ask your doctor if Ceftin may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your doctor before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
Use Ceftin as directed by your Pharmacist.
Take Ceftin by mouth with or without food. Swallow Ceftin whole. Do not break, crush, or chew before swallowing.
Ceftin works best if it is taken at the same time each day.
To treat infection completely, take Ceftin for the full course of treatment. Keep taking it even if you feel better in a few days. If you miss a dose of Ceftin, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose, and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.
Ask your doctor any questions you may have about how to use Ceftin.
Important information on Ceftin:
Contact your doctor right away if severe diarrhea, stomach pain or cramps, or bloody stools occur during treatment or within several months after treatment with Ceftin. Do not treat diarrhea without first checking with your health care provider.
The tablet and oral suspension forms of Ceftin are not real equivalent. Do not substitute one for the other.
Ceftin only works against bacteria; it does not treat viral infections (the common cold).
Be sure to use Ceftin for the full course of treatment. If you do not, Ceftin may not clear up your infection completely. The bacteria could also become less sensitive to this or other medicines. This could make the infection harder to treat in the future.
Long-term or repeated use of Ceftin may cause a second infection. You should inform your doctor if signs of a second infection occur. Your medicine may need to be changed to treat this.
Diabetes patients – Ceftin may cause the results of some tests for urine glucose to be wrong. Ask your doctor before you change your diet or the dose of your diabetes medicine.
Hormonal birth control ( birth control pills) may not work as well while you use Ceftin. To prevent pregnancy, use an extra form of birth control.
Lab tests, including kidney function, liver function, and complete blood cell count, may be performed while you use Ceftin. These tests may be used to monitor your condition or check for side effects of Ceftin. Be sure to keep all doctor and lab appointments.
Ceftin should not be used in minors younger than 3 months old; safety and effectiveness in these children have not been confirmed.
Possible side effects of Ceftin:
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most usual side effects of Ceftin persist or become bothersome:Diarrhea/loose stools, vomiting, nausea.
Seek medical attention right away if any of following side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (swelling of the mouth, lips, tongue or face; rash; itching; difficulty breathing;hives; tightness in the chest;); bloody stools; change in the amount of urine; dark urine; easy bruising or bleeding; fatigue; fever; seizures; severe diarrhea; stomach cramps/pain; vaginal irritation or discharge; yellowing of the skin or eyes.
This is not a complete list of all Ceftin side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report Ceftin side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.
Colchicine is used to prevent gout attacks (sudden, severe pain in one or more joints caused by abnormally high levels of a substance called uric acid in the blood) in adults, and to relieve the pain of gout attacks when they occur. Colchicine is also used to treat familial Mediterranean fever (FMF; an inborn condition that causes episodes of fever, pain, and swelling of the stomach area, lungs, and joints) in adults and children 4 years of age and older. Colchicine is not a pain reliever and cannot be used to treat pain that is not caused by gout or FMF. Colchicine is in a class of medications called anti-gout agents. It works by stopping the natural processes that cause swelling and other symptoms of gout and FMF.
Colchicine comes as a tablet to take by mouth with or without food. When colchicine is used to prevent gout attacks or to treat FMF, it is usually taken once or twice a day. When colchicine is used to relieve the pain of a gout attack, one dose is usually taken at the first sign of pain and a second, smaller dose is usually taken one hour later. If you do not experience relief or have another attack within several days after treatment, talk to your doctor before taking additional doses of medication. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Take colchicine exactly as directed. Do not take more or less of it or take it more often than prescribed by your doctor.
If you are taking colchicine to treat FMF, your doctor may start you on a low dose and gradually increase your dose. Your doctor may decrease your dose if you experience side effects.
If you are taking colchicine to prevent gout attacks, call your doctor right away if you experience a gout attack during your treatment. Your doctor may tell you to take an extra dose of colchicine, followed by a smaller dose one hour later. If you take extra doses of colchicine to treat a gout attack, you should not take your next scheduled dose of colchicine until at least 12 hours have passed since you took the extra doses.
Colchicine can prevent attacks of gout and control FMF only as long as you take the medication. Continue to take colchicine even if you feel well. Do not stop taking colchicine without talking to your doctor.
Before taking colchicine,
tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to colchicine, any other medications, or any of the ingredients in colchicine tablets. Ask your doctor or pharmacist or check the medication guide for a list of ingredients.
tell your doctor and pharmacist what prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, nutritional products, and herbal supplements you are taking, have taken within the past 14 days, or plan to take. Be sure to mention any of the following: antibiotics such as azithromycin (Zithromax), clarithromycin (Biaxin), and erythromycin (E.E.S., E-Mycin), telithromycin (Ketek), antifungals such as fluconazole (Diflucan), itraconazole (Sporanox), and ketoconazole (Nizoral); aprepitant (Emend); cholesterol-lowering medications (statins) such as atorvastatin (Lipitor), fluvastatin (Lescol), lovastatin (Mevacor), pravastatin (Pravachol), and simvastatin (Zocor); cyclosporine (GenGraf, Neoral, Sandimmune); digoxin (Digitek, Lanoxin); diltiazem (Cardizem, Dilacor, Tiazac, others); fibrates such as bezafibrate, fenofibrate (Antara, Lipofen), and gemfibrozil (Lopid); medications for HIV or AIDS such as amprenavir (Agenerase), atazanavir (Reyataz), fosamprenavir (Lexiva), indinavir (Crixivan), nelfinavir (Viracept), ritonavir (in Kaletra, Norvir), and saquinavir (Invirase); nefazodone; ranolazine (Ranexa); and verapamil (Calan, Covera, Isoptin, Verelan).
Your doctor may need to change the doses of your medications or monitor you carefully for side effects
tell your doctor if you have or have ever had kidneyor liver disease.
tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding. If you become pregnant while taking colchicine, call your doctor.
Do not eat grapefruit or drink grapefruit juice during your treatment with colchicine.
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember it. If you are taking colchicine on a regular basis and it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.
However, if you are taking colchicine to treat an attack of gout that happened while you were taking colchicine to prevent gout attacks and you forget to take the second dose, take the missed dose as soon as you remember it. Then wait at least 12 hours before taking your next scheduled dose of colchicine
Side effects of Colchicine
Colchicine may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of the following symptoms are severe or do not go away : nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach cramps or pain.
Some side effects can be serious. If you experience any of the following symptoms, call your doctor immediately: muscle pain or weakness, numbness in the fingers or toes, unusual bruising or bleeding, sore throat, fever, chills, and other signs of infection, weakness or tiredness, paleness or grayness of the lips, tongue, or palms.
Vermox Side Effects
Vermox is an “antihelmintic,” or anti-worm, medication. It prevents worms from growing or multiplying in your body.
Vermox is used to treat infections caused by worms such as whipworm, pinworm, roundworm, and hookworm. It is also used to treat infections caused by more than one of these worms at the same time.
Information about Vermox
Follow your doctor’s instructions about treatment; about the washing of clothes, linens, and towels; and about household disinfecting. Pinworm infections are easily spread from one person to another.
Vermox tablets may be swallowed, chewed, or crushed and mixed with food.
Before taking Vermox, tell your doctor about any other medical conditions that you have.
Vermox is in the FDA pregnancy category C. This means that it is not known whether it will be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not take Vermox without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant or could become pregnant during treatment.
It is not known whether Vermox passes into breast milk and how it might affect a nursing baby. Do not take Vermox without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Children younger than 2 years of age should not take Vermox unless otherwise directed by your doctor.
Take Vermox exactly as directed by your doctor. If you do not understand these directions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.
Take each dose with a full glass of water.
Vermox tablets may be swallowed, chewed, or crushed and mixed with food.
Take all of the Vermox that has been prescribed for you even if you begin to feel better. Your symptoms may start to improve before the infection is completely treated.
It may be up to 3 days after Vermox treatment before the worm is removed from your stomach and intestines. The amount of time it takes to cure the infection depends on how susceptible the worm is to Vermox, and how quickly your own digestive system is moving. If the infection has not been cured within 3 weeks, a second treatment may be necessary.
Fasting, laxatives, and purging will not help cure this infection.
Treatment of family members and other close contacts may be necessary. Pinworm is spread very easily to others in close contact with the infected person.
To prevent reinfection, toilets must be disinfected daily, and clothing, linens, towels, and pajamas must be changed and washed daily.
Store Vermox at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
Vermox Side effects
Since mebendazole is not well absorbed, few systemic side effects of vermox are reported. Side effects may be more likely and more severe in patients with underlying liver disease.
Gastrointestinal side effects have included nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain, especially when the intestinal parasite burden is great.
Increased liver function tests have been associated with mebendazole in patients with hepatic hydatid cysts.
Hepatic vermox side effects have included transient changes in liver function tests and granulomatous hepatitis. These side effects have been reported when mebendazole was taken for prolonged periods and at dosages substantially above those recommended.
Bone marrow biopsy results during mebendazole-associated leukopenia or pancytopenia have revealed hypocellularity. These effects reverse upon drug discontinuation.
Hematologic side effects of vermox are unusual and reversible, but may be severe. Profound leukopenia, often accompanied by anemia and thrombocytopenia, has been reported. Pancytopenia and neutropenia have also been reported.
Dermatologic side effects of vermox have included rare reports of alopecia and angioedema. Rash, pruritus, urticaria, and flushing have also been reported.
Rizact is indicated for the acute treatment of migraine attacks with or without aura in adults. Rizact is not intended for the prophylactic therapy of migraine or for use in the management of hemiplegic or basilar migraine
In controlled clinical trials, single doses of 5 and 10 mg of rizatriptan tablets were effective for the acute treatment of migraine in adults. There is evidence that the 10 mg dose may provide a greater effect than the 5 mg dose. Individuals may vary in response to doses of rizatriptan tablets. The choice of dose should therefore be made on an individual basis, weighing the possible benefit of the 10 mg dose with the potential risk for increased adverse events.
Redosing: Doses should be separated by at least 2 hours; no more than 30 mg should be taken in any 24-hour period. The safety of treating, on average, more than four headaches in a 30-day period has not been established.
Patients receiving propranolol: In patients receiving propranolol, the 5-mg dose of Rizact should be used, up to a maximum of 3 doses in any 24-hour period.
The uses of Rizact (Maxalt, Generic Rizatriptan) include:
Rizact is manufactured by Cipa Pharmaceuticals Limited, India. Rizatriptan is used to treat migraines. It helps to relieve headaches, pain and other symptoms of migraines, including sensitivity to light/sound, nausea, and vomiting. Prompt treatment allows you to get back to your normal routine and may decrease your need for other pain medications. Rizatriptan does not prevent future migraines or reduce how often you may get a headache. Rizatriptan belongs to a group of drugs called triptans. It affects a certain natural chemical (serotonin) that constricts blood vessels in the brain. It may also block other pain pathways in the brain.
Rizatriptan is a headache medicine. It is believed to work by narrowing the blood vessels around the brain. Rizatriptan also reduces substances in the body that can trigger headache pain, nausea, sensitivity to light and sound, and other migraine symptoms.
Rizact Side effects
Rizact should not be given to patients with ischemic heart disease or to patients who have symptoms or findings consistent with ischemic heart disease, coronary artery vasospasm, including Prinzmetal`s variant angina, or other significant underlying cardiovascular disease.
Because Rizact may increase blood pressure, it should not be given to patients with uncontrolled hypertension.
Rizact should not be used within 24 hours of treatment with another 5-HT 1 agonist, or an ergotamine-containing or ergot-type medication like dihydroergotamine or methysergide. To avoid side effects of Rizact it should not be administered to patients with hemiplegic or basilar migraine.
Concurrent administration of MAO inhibitors or use of rizatriptan within 2 weeks of discontinuation of MAO inhibitor therapy is contraindicated. Rizact is contraindicated in patients who are hypersensitive to rizatriptan or any of its inactive ingredients