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MediGuard is the world’s largest consumer medication monitoring service. MediGuard is free, secure, confidential and provides its members with personal FDA alerts, manufacturer recalls, drug interactions, and side effect information. MediGuard allows members to post and read comments about their medications. Registration takes just 60 seconds and offers a lifetime of information that helps you better manage your medications or the medications of a loved one.

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    Is there anything to worry if use of Paracodin is long term?

    In general, generally healthy patients can safely use dihydrocodeine for long periods of time under the care of a doctor. If you have chronic conditions you may want to review your use of this medicine with your doctor, especially if you have:
    • liver problems
    • kidney problems
    • inactive thyroid
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    What is the risk of taking a baby aspirin and Zoloft?

    Taking aspirin and Zoloft together increases your risk of bleeding problems. Many patients use these two medications together without any problems. You are currently taking the lowest dose of aspirin daily which helps to lower your risk of bleeding problems. With that said, you should be extra watchful...Read More
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    Can intake of vitamin pills cause swelling and joint pain?

    Vitamins usually do not cause swelling and joint pain. Because these symptoms seem to be connected, it would be best to discuss taking the vitamins with your physician. It is possible you have another underlying condition that is causing the swelling with the vitamins. Read More
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    Does carafate cause the stool to substantially darken?

    There is no specific mention of stool darkening as a side effect of taking carafate.  It does cause constipation which could possibly alter the appearance of your bowel movements. You should discuss your side effect with your doctor, as significant changes in the color of your stool could potentially...Read More
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    What does a sliding scale refer to in the context of insulin?

    Sliding scale means that you take a medication based on your need. Depending on what your blood glucose is, you may need more or less insulin. Your prescription would not be a set amount of insulin, it would be based on your values at a given time. Read More
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    How is atrial fibrillation (AF) treated?

    Treating atrial fibrillation (AF) can be difficult since every patient is different - treatment requires closely working your doctor to weigh the risks and benefits of each treatment.

    There are two key steps to treating atrial fibrillation (AF) - resetting the rhythm or controlling the heart rate...Read More
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    Can vitamin B6 and vitamin B12 be taken together?

    Vitamin B6 and B12 can be taken together. However, before adding any vitamins to your medication regimen, you should talk to your doctor about possible interactions with your current medications or underlying medical conditions. If you are experiencing fatigue, it is also a good idea to talk to your...Read More
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    What side effects does Triazolam (Halcion) cause?

    Based on information from iGuard.org, a free medication monitoring service, 14% of patients experience side effects while taking Triazolam (Halcion). Some of the side effects reported by iGuard members include: Memory/Speech Problems, Mood/Behavior Changes, and Increased Appetite. Please follow up...Read More
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    Is frequent urination and cramping the side effect of nitrofurantoin?

    Frequent urination has not been reported as a side effect of nitrofurantoin. The UTI can cause frequent urination. Cramping can be caused by the Nitrofurantoin - sometimes taking it with food will help with that side effect. It is hard to say where your infection developed. Your doctor is the best...Read More
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    Is DHE treatment safe and effective for treating migraine?

    The most effective form of this medication is injectable. Studies have been done on nasal and oral forms. It appears that the nasal and oral forms just don't work as well as the injectable form. The emphasis on DHE therapy has really been using injections of the medication perhaps twice a day, one...Read More
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    How does Desoxyn work?

    Desoxyn is a member of the amphetamine class of drugs. It is FDA-approved for attention deficit disorder with hyperactivity (ADHD) but the exact way it works in ADHD is not known.  Desoxyn is also indicated for Short-term weight loss and is thought to work as an appetite suppressant - although this...Read More
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    Is there any drug interaction between combiflam and Pheniramine?

    There are no drug interactions or duplications between Combiflam, a combination product containing ibuprofen and paracetamol (known in the US as acetaminophen), and pheniramine.  Before starting any new medication, over-the-counter or prescription, discuss it with your physician or pharmacist as they have your full...Read More
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    Can muscle and back pain be the result of gemfibrozil?

    Gemfibrozil has some reports of muscle pain, but not pain like you are describing. Your pain could be related to your back issues or could be something completely separate. Please make an appointment with your physician as soon as possible to discuss your symptoms, especially your breathing problems

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    Can bupropion and clonazepam be used together?

    Bupropion and clonazepam do not have any interactions when used for the reasons that you are using them. The combination may work for some people, but it will not work for everyone. It is usually takes a lot of trial-and-error to find the right combination of medications for each person. Make sure...Read More
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    What are the possible side effects of Micardis?

    Based on information from iGuard.org, a free medication monitoring service, 7% of patients experience side effects while taking Telmisartan (Micardis). Some of the side effects reported by iGuard members include: Dizziness, Grogginess/Confusion, Fatigue, Palpitations, and Hot Flashes. Please follow...Read More