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Diclegis Side Effects: Drowsiness & Sleepiness

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Diclegis Side Effects. Last April this year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Diclegis for the treatment of nausea and vomiting among pregnant women. The drug has been proven to be effective in treating said conditions and is, reportedly, the only drug approved by the FDA to treat NVP (nausea and vomiting of pregnancy) in women who do not respond to conservative management. But does Diclegis have side effects that we should be aware of? [Note: Diclegis is marketed as Diclectin in Canada.]

Well, according to the FDA media release, the most common side effect of this drug is drowsiness or sleepiness which can be severe. Which is why it is recommended that you should avoid using Diclegis if you have to do something which requires you to be mentally alert.

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June 16, 2013   No Comments

Ravicti Side Effects: Diarrhea, Flatulence, Headache

What are the side effects of Ravicti, the newly approved drug for urea cycle disorders (UCD)? According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Ravicti has the following side effects: diarrhea, flatulence, and headache. We’re pretty sure that those are only the most common side effects and that we will eventually know the lesser known, less common side effects once we agency releases the prescribing information for the drug. Check back later for updates.

For the time being, here are things you might be interested to know about the drug which we culled from the FDA media release:

  • Ravicti is in liquid form and is taken three times a day with meals.
  • The drug is only for patients ages 2 years and older.
  • Ravicti must be used with a protein-restricted diet and, in some cases, dietary supplements.
  • The major study supporting Ravicti’s safety and effectiveness involved 44 adults who had been using Buphenyl, another drug approved to control UCDs. Patients were randomly assigned to take Buphenyl or Ravicti for two weeks before being switched to the other product for an additional two weeks. Blood testing showed Ravicti was as effective as Buphenyl in controlling ammonia levels. Three additional studies in children and adults provided evidence supporting the long-term safety and effectiveness of Ravicti in patients 2 years and older.

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February 4, 2013   No Comments

Selenium Supplements Side Effects: Hair Loss and Bad Skin?

Do you, like our good friend Dale, take in selenium supplements with the hope that it will protect you from heart disease? Then a recent study which found that selenium supplements do not prevent the occurrence of cardio-vascular diseases will not be to your liking. Dale surely does not like it.

Reports Reuters Health:

In the review of 12 studies that included close to 20,000 people, there was no difference in the number of strokes and heart attacks, heart disease-related deaths or deaths from any cause among participants randomly assigned to take selenium or nothing.

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February 3, 2013   No Comments

Nesina (Alogliptin): Side Effects of Type 2 Diabetes Drug

Last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of Nesina (alogliptin) tablets as treatment for for type 2 diabetes among adults. What are the side effects of this drug?

According to the FDA media release, the most common side effects of Nesina are “stuffy or runny nose, headache, and upper respiratory tract infection.”

In the highlights of prescribing information for the drug, the FDA also mentions the following warnings and precautions:

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February 1, 2013   No Comments

X Rock for Men, Lightning Rod: Side Effects of Hydroxythiohomosildenafil

Last 06 July, Health Canada announced the withdrawal from the market of a sexual enhancement product named Lighting Rod because it apparently contains a hidden ingredient that could potentially harm people taking it.

What is this hidden ingredient and in what way is it harmful? According to Health Canada, the ingredient is hydroxythiohomosildenafil, a synthetic drug similar to sildenafil (which is the main ingredient of Viagra). How does this substance harm a consumer? Well, it interacts with nitrates found in prescription drugs and lowers a person’s blood pressure to dangerous levels. Other side effects include include headache, facial flushing, indigestion, dizziness, abnormal vision and hearing loss.

Now what makes products such as Lighting Rod more of a health risk is the fact that their manufacturers tend to not disclose in their product labels that their “health supplement” contains this ingredient with adverse health effects.

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July 10, 2012   No Comments

Ejaculoid Safety, Effectiveness, & Side Effects

Apparently, there is a market for products that increase the volume of a man’s semen. One of these is Goliath Labs’ Ejaculoid which promises to do the following:

  • Enhanced Sex Drive
  • Better Performance
  • Increased Natural Testosterone Levels
  • Stronger Blood Flow
  • Maximum Stamina
  • Higher Volume of Ejaculate

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July 9, 2012   No Comments

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