Intermezzo Side Effects. Starved for sleep? Are you struggling with insomnia? At one time or another, most of us have had trouble falling asleep. We know how it is to lie awake in the middle of the night and feel sleepy and fatigued during the day. Insomnia, the condition in which we have trouble falling or staying asleep, is common.
But insomnia can cause more than just daytime sleepiness. Insomnia can be mild, but it can also be severe, having devastating impacts on your life: It also can make you feel anxious, depressed or irritable. Insomnia can make you have trouble focusing on tasks, paying attention, learning and remembering.
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Lipitor Side Effects: UTI, Nasal Inflammation, Joint Pain. Heart disease is a leading cause of death in the United States and the world, and having high cholesterol levels in your blood gives you a higher chance of getting it.
But how do you know that you have high blood cholesterol levels, when by itself, that condition poses no signs or symptoms? Without having yourself tested, you may not know that your cholesterol level is too high. And by the time you discover it, the condition may have reached the point where it has to be managed daily, to lessen its impact on your life. At this point, too, daily maintenance doses of drugs can strain your budget considerably.
Thankfully, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Nov. 30 approved the first generic version of the cholesterol-lowering drug Lipitor (atorvastatin calcium tablets).
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Remicade Side Effects. This month, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it is approving the use of Remicade (generic name: infliximab) to treat ulcerative colitis (UC) among children aged 6 years old and older “who have had inadequate response to conventional therapy.”
Says Donna Griebel, M.D., director of the Division of Gastroenterology and Inborn Errors Products in the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research: Continue reading “Remicade Side Effects: Headache, Infections, Ulcerative Colitis”