Benicar Side Effects + Can You Buy a Generic Benicar Version?

Benicar (generic name: olmesartan medoxomil) is a drug that treats high blood pressure. According to the company behind the drug, Benicar works by blocking angiotensin II which is “a natural chemical in your body that can raise blood pressure by causing blood vessels to tighten and narrow”. By blocking said chemical, Benicar helps blood vessels relax and widen thus preventing high blood pressure.

The most common side effect of Benicar is dizziness or lightheadednes. You can minimize this by rising up slowly from a sitting or lying down position.

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Douching Side Effects: Is Douching Good or Bad?

Douching Side Effects: So your boyfriend likes to go down on you and, because you want to make the experience more pleasant for him, you are now thinking of douching the vajayjay. Should you or shouldn’t you? What are the side effects, if any, of vaginal douching? Are there long term negative health effects that women should be aware of?

Well, curious internet friend, douching is BAD, BAD, BAD for you. Don’t do it! There’s no benefit in douching (unless you think a false sense of cleanliness is beneficial) and there’s a lot of health risks involved with the practice. Here’s what the Office of Women’s Health of the US Department of Health is saying about the health dangers of douching: Continue reading

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.]

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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.

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