Amjevita Side Effects: Infection, Allergy, Weight Gain and Other Side Effects. Last 23 September 2016, the Food and Drug Administration approved Amjevita to treat rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, Crohn’s disease, and other conditions. [Related arthritis post: Arthritis Injections for Sciatica Pain?] What are the side effects of this drug?
Is Lyrica safe for pregnant or expecting moms? A recent study by the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) suggests that Lyrica (pregabalin) may not be safe as the study found that the drug may be associated with a higher risk of major birth defects. More from an AAN media release: Pregnancies of the women who took pregabalin during the first trimester of pregnancy were three times more likely to result in major birth defects than […]
Tecentriq Side Effects: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has given the thumbs up to Tecentriq (atezolizumab) as a treatment medication for urothelial carcinoma, the most common type of bladder cancer. What are the side effects of the newly approved prescription medication? The most common Tecentriq side effects are feeling tired, decreased appetite, nausea, urinary tract infection, fever, and constipation. Meantime, less common but serious side effects are as follows: Lung problems (pneumonitis)– signs and […]
Steroid Gynecomastia Corrective Surgery for Guillermo Eiland. Did you know that use of steroids can lead to “manbreasts”? This is the case for 1990s rapper Guillermo Eiland, of the rap group Bone Thugs n Harmony, who was recently featured on the E! television show, Botched, about patients who have to undergo corrective procedures for their previous botched surgeries. According to the show, Eiland began to develop breasts after years of steroid use. He underwent surgery […]
Is generic Copaxone as good as brand name Copaxone? The answer is a big fat yes according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA): Health care professionals and patients can be assured that FDA-approved generic drugs have met the same rigorous standards of quality as the brand-name drug. Before approving this generic product, given its complexity, we reviewed additional information to make sure that the generic product is as safe and effective as the brand […]