Avodart Side Effects and Benefits: Dutasteride vs Prostate Cancer. Unknown to many, prostate cancer — unlike most cancers — isn’t a killer disease and new findings show that a drug may help slow it’s growth, already slow to start with. Prostate cancer is a rare cancer for men younger than 50 years old, notes the National Cancer Institute, which also points out that the actual lifetime risk of dying from prostate cancer is only 2.8 […]
Truvada Side Effects. What are the side effects of Truvada, a drug used to treat patients with HIV/AIDS? According to truvada.com, the drug has serious side effects which you should watch out for. These are: 1. Lactic acidosis or buildup of an acid in the blood the symptoms of which are as follows:
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.
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 […]
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 […]