Daily Archives: April 27, 2017

Votrient Side Effects: Weight Loss, Nausea, High Blood Pressure

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Votrient Side Effects: Weight Loss, Nausea, High Blood Pressure. Last April, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of the drug Votrient (generic name: pazopanib) to treat “patients with advanced soft tissue sarcoma who have previously received chemotherapy”.

Reports, such as a Daily Mail story, claim that Votrient has less burdensome side effects but it is still very important to familiarize ourselves with what these side effects are.

According to the FDA’s press release the most common Votrient side effects are as follows: fatigue, diarrhea, nausea, weight loss, high blood pressure, decreased appetite, vomiting, tumor and muscle pain, hair color changes, headache, a distorted sense of taste, shortness of breath, and skin discoloration.

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Benicar Side Effects (Olmesartan): Diziness and Diarrhea?

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Benicar Side Effects. What are the side effects of the high blood pressure drug olmesartan (trade names: Benicar in the US, Olmetec in EU and Canada, WinBP and Golme in India, and Erastapex in Egypt)? The National Library of Medicine lists dizziness, swelling, hoarseness, and breathing/swallowing difficulty as the most common side effects.

However, a new study by Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist Dr. Joseph Murray found that some patients who took the drug reported gastrointestinal disorders such as diarrhea, vomiting, severe nausea, and weight loss which are symptoms of celiac disease. These disorders reportedly disappeared when the patients stopped taking in olmesartan.

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Benzocaine Side Effects and Health Risks on Children

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Benzocaine Side Effects. Benzocaine, a topical pain reliever usually applied to the gums or the mouth to soothe pain, can be dangerous to your health. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, use of Benzocaine — which is found in over-the-counter drugs such as Anbesol, Hurricaine, Orajel, Baby Orajel, Orabase, Americaine, and many others — can lead “to a rare but serious—and sometimes fatal—condition called methemoglobinemia”.

Metheglobinemia leads to a reduction in the amount of oxygen being carried through the bloodstream; this condition could result in death.

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